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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:46 PM

It's off an 8
The 7 is different, I think
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Posted December 20, 2015 - 06:39 PM

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Thanks. I believe what I have is a cobbled up/ modified tank bracket to hold the current wrong too tall plastic tank. So the steel  tanks were short, the 4 inch dimension shows that. They had a short filler neck and a flat lid. I assume all these things allowed it to fit under the hood? The bracket for the tank I have goes down behind the engine like the bracket you show.

Do you have any pictures of the tractor with the tank in place?

There has to be a donor tractor with this tank somewhere out there in Massey land?

 Hey I just noticed that your in NW PA. How far are you from me?

I have a cold and just don't feel like doing squat today!

 

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 Chris



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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Chris, I live in Cochranton. Probably 45 minutes.

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 08:51 PM

MH81,

Yes were not to far apart! I went out and took the cludged up tank bracket off. Yup someone had welded two brackets together! So I need a correct bracket and a tank. Wonder what else is messed up on this machine???:) Just a normal part of working on these projects.

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Posted December 22, 2015 - 09:27 AM

Here are a couple of pictures of the MF8 gas tank and the bracket that holds the tank. The tank sits down in from the top and clamps around the tank just below the lip that goes around the side of the gas tank.attachicon.gif100_0357.JPGattachicon.gif100_0356.JPGattachicon.gif100_0355.JPG

Folks,

I found some pictures of the bracket and tank these were posted on here a while ago and I forgot about them. Thanks to esbbent!

The bracket is unique and wraps around the tank spring loaded. I cant see the other side of the bracket so not sure how it attached to the engine? Also not the steel tank with the very short neck. I assume this helps keep it under the hood?

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 Chris


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Posted December 22, 2015 - 09:41 AM

Might try the sponsors here. One of them may have one!


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Posted March 05, 2016 - 09:49 PM

Folks,

 I am still here. The little Massey 8 is in hold mode waiting for spring. And space in the garage to open up!  We have been making syrup for a month and that is keeping me busy.

 The Massey has most of the parts I was looking for. I think I am going to use the engine mounting bracket for the tank. I was looking for the gas tank mount off of the battery box but haven't found one yet. And it doesn't look like it has the bolts near the top of the battery box for mounting that style tank support.

Just need to carve out a 100 hours of time to get this tractor taken apart cleaned, inspected. repaired, painted and reaassembled before our summer tractor show in mid July. (featuring Massey)

 Hope things are good out there in tractor land!

Friend and I went to look at a Massey 10 the other day. Tires gone, dash messed up, trans shifting detents gone in 1 and 2 gear positions. Hood was good. Front plastic was broken/gone. Guy wanted $100. I wasn't interested. Engine was 10 hp Tec.Did not run.

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 06:40 PM

Folks,

I may get to the Massey soon. (I hope) Checked the gas tank and have some soldering repairs to fix several leaks around the square insert.

I think this gas line may go through behind the flywheel cover from the tank to the carb? Haven't taken it apart yet, but have seen this on some other posts.  and based on the tank outlet in looks like that should be the path? Is there a certain size line that works better than another?

My friend did buy that MF10 and I went and helped him bring it home. He has another Tec engine for it if required. It needs a bunch of work too.

Since My last post I have accumulated more big toys.

 

Before:

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After some buffing:

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Also added a 1958 Allis Chalmers D17 Series I,

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Regards,

 Chris


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Hope to start parts cleaning in next few days on this Massey 8. Most parts have been thru the E tank.

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted June 20, 2016 - 05:04 PM

OK folks, I actually sprayed some rattle can primer today on some Massey parts. Grill and grill screen and upper grill guard.

I need to find some tractor pictures to get the parts the right colors. Just sanding and priming right now. Going to use a dark primer for the parts that get painted the silver and gray. Not sure this will all come together by the local show in mid July featuring Massey's.

Will try to get some pictures.

Is the grill mesh painted black?

Regard,

Chris



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Posted June 20, 2016 - 08:12 PM

Yes, the mesh grille is black. Looking forward to seeing some pics. Good luck

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:10 AM

Limebuzz, folks,

 Thanks! Its black already! I looked at some restored tractors on here and also the paint code information and found most of what I needed for the colors.

I have some welding to do on the shields. I am converting a set of std shift shields from the parts tractor to the Hydro. Some fab work required near the hydro lock out lever. Also on the left shield some one had cut a notch out for a different engine and I need to repair that. then those should be ready for primer.

Sure wish I had a nice glass bead or sand blast cabinet, would be easier than sanding and wire brushing. Well we do what we have to.

Our weather is perfect as we enter the second day of summer!

Would like to get the finished paint tracked down soon. I have some TSC red and MF gray but it don't like the look of the gray, although I did not spray any on a part yet. I looks flat and not metallic?

Also have the Maple Hunter decals on the list of things to order soon too.

I will get some pictures.

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:33 AM

Limebuzz, folks,
Thanks! Its black already! I looked at some restored tractors on here and also the paint code information and found most of what I needed for the colors.
I have some welding to do on the shields. I am converting a set of std shift shields from the parts tractor to the Hydro. Some fab work required near the hydro lock out lever. Also on the left shield some one had cut a notch out for a different engine and I need to repair that. then those should be ready for primer.
Sure wish I had a nice glass bead or sand blast cabinet, would be easier than sanding and wire brushing. Well we do what we have to.
Our weather is perfect as we enter the second day of summer!
Would like to get the finished paint tracked down soon. I have some TSC red and MF gray but it don't like the look of the gray, although I did not spray any on a part yet. I looks flat and not metallic?
Also have the Maple Hunter decals on the list of things to order soon too.
I will get some pictures.
Regards,
Chris

They have a silver mist and a gray. Completely different colors.
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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:40 AM

I've heard rustoleum wheel silver is pretty close to the right shade of silver
I've pretty sure that's what jpswift1 is using on his snapper to MF conversion
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Posted June 23, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Folks,

 Some one asked for pictures. I have them!

FYI I did order the flint metalic gray from NAPA was in in a day. Got a quart. Hope thats enough for all the frame and chassis.

For the grill and wheels they are done in Rustoleum silver metallic.

 

Grill mesh and upper grill frame with holes are done in gloss black.

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Gas tank:

Needed re-soldered around outlet.

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from Electrolysis tank.

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sanding

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dark primer

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Fenders:

from E tank

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into the weld shop

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some wire brushing and sanding

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light gray primer

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some body filler required.

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The tunnel covers:

The left one had been hacked with a sawsall for a different engine in the parts tractor.

From the E tank, to the weld shop.

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Right cover needed to be converted to Hydro version was STD shift. (needed a cut out and the bracket welded on.

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Welded sanded and primed

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Center tower

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Lots of rust but will try to save this one as the donor tractor has been hacked up. Back in the E tank for a second dip.

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Foot rests:

E tank, sanded, primed.

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Tires and rims:

Primed and painted final silver metallic.

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Frame and rear end

need lots of cleaning on this unit!

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Engine:

Same detailing needed.

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If time allows, I may dress up a milk can and set in Massey colors. And suggestions? I was thinking the can red and the tractor seat gray?

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Regards,

 Chris


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