Ok, anopther run at the Massey.
Got the battery charged up and also took the pull start off and lubed the cam locks, so it works fine now.
This is how I set the governor.
Engine is Off
Loosen the screw in the pivot point arm of the governor.
Trun the shaft of the governor clockwise when standing on the right side of the tractor.
At the same time pull the arm which has the throttle linkages attached, to the wide open throttle position.
Then tighten down the pivot screw at the governor arm joint.
This seemed to work pretty good.
The other adjustment for high idle is a small screw that contacts the small cam plate near the throttle cable.
So after these adjustments and the minor jet screw tuning while running, the Old Indian is running pretty good.
Rhett (great grandson) and I drove it around the yard for a half hour or more and it preformed pretty well.
Now on to the next steps: Just purchased another Massey Ferguson 7 hp (standard shift) that I plan to use as a parts tractor. Should pick this up in the next few days only a few miles from home. Hoping it has enough parts in better conditions to complete one tractor. It has a Wisconcon (wrong) engine in it. Hood has been tweaked along the edge by the P.O..
I now need to get serious about what this lawn tractor is going to end up like. I do know how these projects can get out of control:) The goal is to have it at the local tractor show featuring Massey, next July.
If anyone is looking for other small Massey lawn mower parts, I may have some extra stuff when the dust settles.
Here are some pictures from today.
Brother-in-law, Dave taking the hoodless Massey for a test spin. He gave it the thumbs up!
Rhett and I on the Massey, he is 6-1/2 months old and loves to ride on the tractors!
Edited by Sugarmaker, November 19, 2015 - 06:33 PM.