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#1 mac102004 ONLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 07:30 PM

Some of you may have been seen this on mytractorforum, thought I'd also post it here.

Picked up the tractor for $750 with factory wheel weights, chains, snow blower, and what's left of a mower deck back in November.

Stripped the tractor down to the frame and blasted everything except the rear end, which I was able to just clean up and re-paint. Came out great. I've decided to leave the wheels until I find another set of tires to mount on them, so I guess the tractor is really only 95% completed :toilethead:

The rear end is also leaking oil, never really noticed it before I started but it's pretty bad now. I'll have to take that back out again when I have the chance.

Also, my computer crashed a couple months ago so I ended up loosing some of my pictures. I'll post what I have, maybe next time I do one I'll back up my pics. :wallbanging:


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Posted June 27, 2011 - 07:35 PM

RESTORATION PROCESS:

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There's that #$%^ leak starting

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Waiting.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 07:38 PM

FINISHED (Well, sort of.)

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I'm also in need of the smaller knobs for the parking brake, hood latch and imp. lift. Anyone know where to find these?

Now, just have to fix those few issues. Waiting on some parts for the throttle linkage, it's setup temporary, choke is actually the throttle and full is actually idle. :D But hell it looks good!

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 07:46 PM

Very nice good stuff.
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 07:58 PM

It really turned out nicely, Great job...
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:00 PM

That looks awesome. Nice paint job. Well Done.:yelclap:
I see you too have that MF signature dent in the hood where the cable fastens.
Tough to get out, if at all possible.

About that oil leak. Drive it a bit. It may go away. I had the same issue, but
once that gasket got exercised, it tightened up. (I guess there's some truth to
Jerry Seinfelds theory that toilet gaskets need to be exersised:D)

You did alotta work there. Hats off.
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:04 PM

HMMMMMMMMMMM .... very interesting. Nice !!!! Thanks for sharing !!!

BTW where did you get decals ???
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Your 14 looks great. I really like the looks of the MF's of that era. You have done a great job on the restore. Nice touch having all the decals on it even the triangular safety decal.
Those little black knobs can usually be found at a supplier of tools and hardware for woodworking. I see you are in Nova Scotia. Busy Bee Tools has a selection of those round black knobs. Lee valley also has some. You can go on their web sites to see if they have the diameter and shaft size you need. What paint did you use for the red? I have an 8 I am restoring and have all the grey stuff done but got sidetracked by a JD 314. Once that is finished in a couple of weeks I'll be starting on the Red items. It's great to see more members from Nova Scotia.
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:10 PM

Hope mine looks that nice!
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:28 PM

That looks awesome. Nice paint job. Well Done.:yelclap:
I see you too have that MF signature dent in the hood where the cable fastens.
Tough to get out, if at all possible.

About that oil leak. Drive it a bit. It may go away. I had the same issue, but
once that gasket got exercised, it tightened up. (I guess there's some truth to
Jerry Seinfelds theory that toilet gaskets need to be exersised:D)

You did alotta work there. Hats off.


That was my thinking too. It wasn't leaking when I first got it, hoping it will stop leaking before I have to fix it, haha.

Yep, has the "dent" there. I didn't want to fill it, wouldn't be original. Yes I know, I'm nuts. It had to have a Massey Ferguson hydraulic oil filter too, and it will have an MF battery next time I'm up to a dealer ;)

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:30 PM

HMMMMMMMMMMM .... very interesting. Nice !!!! Thanks for sharing !!!

BTW where did you get decals ???


Most of the decals are from Maple Hunter Decals (Maple Hunter Decals Texas Web Site, but I also bout all the original stickers that were still available or NOS at dealers.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:32 PM

Your 14 looks great. I really like the looks of the MF's of that era. You have done a great job on the restore. Nice touch having all the decals on it even the triangular safety decal.
Those little black knobs can usually be found at a supplier of tools and hardware for woodworking. I see you are in Nova Scotia. Busy Bee Tools has a selection of those round black knobs. Lee valley also has some. You can go on their web sites to see if they have the diameter and shaft size you need. What paint did you use for the red? I have an 8 I am restoring and have all the grey stuff done but got sidetracked by a JD 314. Once that is finished in a couple of weeks I'll be starting on the Red items. It's great to see more members from Nova Scotia.


I never thought of that! Been looking all over tarnation for them and they are right under my nose! I shop at Lee Valley and Busy Bee all the time...

Red is AGCO Massey red. The newer color. Dark silver is AGCO Flint Grey Metallic and the light silver is AGCO Silver Mist. If I did another I'd use automotive paint. I think Massey may have had a darker red color when these tractors were made. But I can't say for sure because the '71 MF135, 75' MF1135 and 76' MF1105 tractors we have, have all been painted since they were new.

Thanks for all the nice comments guys!!

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:36 PM

Looks awesome! I would love to have one of those.... maybe with a Johnson loader? (Hey, I can dream!)

The knobs are pretty standard and can be bought at McMaster-Carr online. They should be a 1/4" x 20 threaded knob.
By the way, it would be a shame to not pick up a new OPEI decal at Maple Hunter for a couple bucks.

OPEI engine decal (silver)
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:43 PM

It has one. Check out the last picture post, 6 pics up. Also have another for a spare, or another tractor? hmmm.

McMaster-Carr wont ship to Canada. Tried that 6 months ago.




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