I will nominate my 1974 Massey Ferguson MF14
In the spring of 2015 I was out to get my first GT with a snow blower before the winter arrives. I am a seasonal work and get laid off during the winter months so I thought I may snow blow a few driveways . I found and purchased this Massey Ferguson MF14 with factory 3 point hitch and implements.
The first 2 pictures were taken May 14 2015 from the ad that was on Kijiji.
Picked the tractor up on May 17 2015, There is a pic of the load
On May 18 2015 done a good going over on the tractor to see what condition it was in and was pleasantly surprised.
Drained oil from the engine and the hydro unit, replaced the hydro filter and put new oil in hydro unit and engine.
Carburetor was removed, cleaned and reinstalled. Fuel tank had a hole in bottom so a clean temporary fuel tank was hooked up with new fuel filter and lines to test engine. Points were cleaned and gaped.
Engine fired right up and sounded decent after sitting for 10 years by what the previous owner had said when it last ran
Tried hydro unit and it worked well
This tractor was a good candidate to be restored due to the faded paint brush paint job that was awful to look at in my opinion.
One of the first things to do was reroute the exhaust so the grill and hood can be attached to the tractor once again. I was very pleased that they did not cut the grill up to make room for their exhaust routing.
Now the Massey was ready to be stripped down for degreasing and cleaning before paint
Wire brushed the frame to remove any rust and flaking paint.
Frame was primed grey and everything else was painted their original colours.
Tractor was reassemble and attention was taken to the factory 3 point hitch
The 3 point hitch seemed to have never been used due to the condition of the parts and that the hydraulic cylinder, hoses and bracket were missing. My father had a nice little steering cylinder in the garage that the tie rod had wore out and cut off that was very close to factory size except for longer stroke. New bracket was made up as close to original except length to accommodate the extra stroke. I like this cylinder because the hoses are better protected that the original set up.
Early in the fall tractor was stripped down, frame painted Flint Grey, decals applied and tractor was almost finished.
When I got the MF14 the front bezel was missing so a search began for one.
The search didn't last long as my uncle ended up having 2 halves that could be made into one so I took them
A jig was made up and they became one and was installed on the tractor
The tractor is now complete
My main uses for this tractor is shunting different show trailers around the yard in the summer with the A frame trailer hitch, 3pt makes hooking up real easy and during the winter months its snow removal abilities are gratefully appreciated
Edited by James Bosma, March 06, 2016 - 07:20 PM.