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#1 James Bosma ONLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 10:40 PM

All I want for Christmas is the rest of my Massey Ferguson MF 16 so it looks like DH1's

 

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With the small amount of these tractors produce in two years before the design and manufacture were changed, I was told there were around 3901 produced.

There are many parts to be required to fix this old girl up so I hope Santa is going to be nice to me, I believe I have been a good boy.

I know once this tractor is restored to the fine quality of the Massey Ferguson garden tractor line it will be a great work horse due to the 16 HP K Series Kohler engine attached to a Sun Strand Hydro with 2 gear axle. The Massey Ferguson MF 16 also has a Cat 0 3 pt. Hitch option that widen the varity of attachments that could be added to these fine machines along with the factory attachments.

With the rarity of the Massey Ferguson MF 16 garden tractors make this tractor one of the ones being sought after by many Massey Ferguson garden tractor Collectors.

 

I see these are good grass cutters, even on Christmas Day this Massey Ferguson MF 16 was up to the job of cutting grass. The Massey done a good job DH1

 

 

Once you are done cutting the grass on Christmas Day it is a quick drive over to the shop to easily switch the Massey Ferguson MF 510 mower deck for the Massey Ferguson MF 520 Snow caster that is offered.

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Just a typical Canadian day, summer in the morning, winter in the afternoon.

What a beauty DH1's Massey Ferguson MF 16 is with the snow caster attachment is, looks like it will throw the snow 30 feet !

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Massey Ferguson also offered a MF 550 tiller, MF 530 dozer blade for the MF 16 which makes it a well versitile machine.

So many options, so much to do !

 

What parts do YOU hope will show up under the tree on Christmas morning?

 

Merry Christmas All


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Posted December 17, 2017 - 10:19 AM

I would like to thank DH1 for the use of the video and the pictures of a completed Massey Ferguson MF 16


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 11:05 AM

I'm still looking for a pair of pistons to replace the one broken one I have for a General tractor.

 

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So far, they seem to have been made of unobtanium.

 

I've been fairly good this year. Maybe Santa can help get this poor tractor going.

 

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Posted December 20, 2017 - 11:49 AM

All I want for Christmas is the rest of my Massey Ferguson MF 16 so it looks like DH1's

 

I believe it would be cheaper to buy a complete tractor and use yours for parts, rather than buy all the parts you need.


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 11:53 AM

I'm still looking for a pair of pistons to replace the one broken one I have for a General tractor.

 

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So far, they seem to have been made of unobtanium.

 

I've been fairly good this year. Maybe Santa can help get this poor tractor going.

 

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You've got the parts for a complete piston to use to make a mold and cast one. Did you ever see that movie ​The Fastest Indian in the World​? This guy from New Zealand was melting aluminum in his coffee pot to cast motorcycle pistons.


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 01:36 PM

You've got the parts for a complete piston to use to make a mold and cast one. Did you ever see that movie ​The Fastest Indian in the World​? This guy from New Zealand was melting aluminum in his coffee pot to cast motorcycle pistons.

   He says he needs a set of pistons. So that would indicate he has two or more. Maybe the other could be used as a pattern. After the molding there would be a considerable amount of precision machining to do. Then find rings. Very involved project. Many years ago I sold a 49 Triumph 500 speed twin with a broken piston after being told a piston would have to be back ordered from England for $50 and it would take 6 months shipping. A week later the guy was riding it down the road. I chased him down to find out where he got the piston. He had installed the piston from a 46 Plymouth flat head 6. Said he had to ream the wrist pin hole to fit. Alternatives may exist. This is where it is great to find an old geriatric engine re-builder who has been building engines for ever and treat him like gold. Experience is a wonderful thing. Don


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 02:59 PM

You've got the parts for a complete piston to use to make a mold and cast one. Did you ever see that movie ​The Fastest Indian in the World​? This guy from New Zealand was melting aluminum in his coffee pot to cast motorcycle pistons.

 

Only have one busted piston for a 2 cylinder engine. I have my own foundry set up to pour aluminum but would rather find pistons already made. I'll have a go at pouring the rods. The pistons will need a core box to be doable. I've even thought about machining them out of a solid piece of aluminum. The trick is they need to be slightly elliptical. The design of the original piston was a flop from the start in my opinion. I need 3 1/2 plus at least .060. The hard part to find is one with a 3 1/4 inch compression height. Rings won't be a problem. 


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 03:55 PM

I'm still looking for a pair of pistons to replace the one broken one I have for a General tractor.

 

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So far, they seem to have been made of unobtanium.

 

I've been fairly good this year. Maybe Santa can help get this poor tractor going.

 

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Little bit of JB weld and that piston be good as new

 

Nice old tractor, have to love the size of them


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 04:00 PM

I believe it would be cheaper to buy a complete tractor and use yours for parts, rather than buy all the parts you need.

 

Very true,  not much left of the old girl

Would look good all fixed up and sitting beside the MF 14's I have

Maybe some day

At least the frame is safe from the scrap yard



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Posted December 20, 2017 - 05:43 PM

I don't want much-  just a cure for Cancer! :mad2:


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 07:28 PM

I don't want much- just a cure for Cancer! :mad2:

My wife's friend was given a diagnoses today. Mid 30's, mother of 4. Oldest child is 10. Gonna be a hard holiday.
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Posted December 20, 2017 - 07:42 PM

BATTERIES


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 08:13 PM

Peace on Earth, good will towards men and a blonde with big.... personality. Lol
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Posted December 20, 2017 - 08:15 PM

I don't want much- just a cure for Cancer! :mad2:


I watched my father in law wither away to nothing last year with pancreatic cancer, it's an evil disease for sure.

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Posted December 20, 2017 - 08:18 PM

A Nymphomaniac that owns a Liquor store and a Bass boat!

or anything tractor related...


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