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Posted July 13, 2011 - 09:19 PM

Look forword to seeing it all done, nice machine

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 10:10 PM

I recentyly got in touch with Dan Altvater, he is the guy who wrot the article on the Executives in LAGC magazine. In the past week we have spent numerous hours on the phone. As far as he knows of my MF7E is one of four that are still around. He is very excited about it and has a few parts that I need to make mine all original, like the cast aluminum steering wheel. But acording to him mine is a true 1963 Massey-Ferguson Executive (MF7E). I guess it is a very rare machine. He said when I am done with it that he can write an article for LAGC magazine about it.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:07 PM

I recentyly got in touch with Dan Altvater, he is the guy who wrot the article on the Executives in LAGC magazine. In the past week we have spent numerous hours on the phone. As far as he knows of my MF7E is one of four that are still around. He is very excited about it and has a few parts that I need to make mine all original, like the cast aluminum steering wheel. But acording to him mine is a true 1963 Massey-Ferguson Executive (MF7E). I guess it is a very rare machine. He said when I am done with it that he can write an article for LAGC magazine about it.



That is a very rare machine there, if it's one of the few survivors. Very nice. Bring her back to life.
Sounds like Dan is the Executive guru. Do you know if he has production #'s indicating quanties built, and serial #'s
of the executive series?
Being he has parts, I'm guessing he probably has some himself. Do you know if he has posted any pics anywhere
on the WWW?

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:11 PM

3,000 8 executive
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Posted July 23, 2011 - 06:35 PM

3,000 8 executive


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Do know if the MF8E was built in 63-65, and what years had what serial #'s?

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Did some digging looks like they made at least 6000 of these 8Es, AGCO parts books show a change in serial# 6000 and up, when and how many total???
Looks like they updated the tractor with several changes most obvious, going from rubber engine mounts to solid, they even have a kit to convert early rubber to solid.
- 3 different Starter/Generators
- They also had 2 different tire sizes, front and rear, for all tractors (both early and late).
Front 4.80 x 8, or 6.50 x 8.
Rear 6 x 12, or 8 x 12.
- They even show front and rear wheel weights.
- 2 different snow plow blades and mower decks, 1 for early, other for late models.
- early models came with metal pan seat or 2 cushion tube frame seat, 2tone, both spring loaded.
- late models had 2tone seat like was on early MF10s, again with spring.
I'm sure there's more, interesting.
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Posted July 23, 2011 - 09:19 PM

Not sure, but from the spreadsheet it looks like the serials did not start at 0. 1964 ended at 5050 and 1965 ended at 6000. No ending listed for 66

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 11:22 PM

my model the MF7E has on 678 documented, shipped. but in total there is to believed that only 3000-5000 executive were ever built from 1963-1965. Here is Dan's number if you dont have the LAGC magazine. 567-232-1108. If you have any questions this guy will be able to answer it. and actually he donst have any MF7e the only reson he has some parts that i can use is because the moto mowers and porta cable tractors has alot of the same parts for the fact that they were made by the dura corp.if you call Dan tell him Ken told you to call. He loves to talk about the executives so make sure you got atleast an hour or more to talk.
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Posted July 24, 2011 - 12:11 AM

Sounds like he is getting the numbers from Harry Lang

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 06:42 AM

Inkman, did you ever find the paint code for the OEM paint?

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 08:56 PM

i was told a paint code for the massey industrial yellow is TP540 (Tisco Brand) I bought a gallon of it and it sure does look the same. now you can get a gallon of the massey industrial yellow online for 95.00 if you want to.




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