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#76 ckjakline OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:10 PM

just took my time and enjoyed working on the tractor for the day.
That's what the hobby is all about isn't it?


You bet it is.It's all about enjoyment of the machines.Whether it's using them or just changing a spark plug.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Good to hear progress is being made here, especially when you enjoy doing it.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:16 PM

I can't believe I've had this thing for almost 1-1/2yr and it's still in pieces, not finished yet.
Too many dreams, projects on the go, got to pick one and finish it, I think I'll start with this one.
Time to get off my butt, the computer and do something about it.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:42 PM

That's the attidude! lol

Wish I had some free time to restore my '66 MF10.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 11:20 PM

I've been working on things 15 minutes at a time, Doug I feel your pain.
I'm just happy to get one running again.


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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Today I picked up a set of Front wheel weights for the 16.
I have looked for 2 - 3 yrs for cast iron weights for 8" wheels and finally I got a pair.
They weigh 35lbs each and fit the MF16 front rims nice and flush.
16-6.50x12 tire size, same rim used on MF10, 12, 14, 16.
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Some MF10 and 12 came with narrow rims for the 4.00-4.80x8 tire, if you put these weights on those rims they stick out a lot.
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I need to relocate the tire valve to the inside of the rim, seal up the outside valve hole and drill for the mounting bolts.
I know I know these are john deere weights but there not brand name stamped anywhere so I paint them Massey Red and no one will know.


I also picked up a while back rear wheel weights, 50lbs each, need to paint these Massey red too.
This gives me front and rear cast iron wheel weights for the MF16, these are what I call hub caps.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Congrats on the 8" wheel weights! great find. You don't see the fronts come up for sale to often.

And you might have time, hurry up and get some red on those before someone see's them :biting_nails:

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 06:06 AM

Nice Doug. Are you going to E-tank them, or sand blast them, so that yellow is gone for good?

Yes, they certainly will look good as hub caps.

We talked about front weights about a year ago, and I did try my MF8 rear weights on the MF16 front.
They will fit, if they get bored out in the back, to fit over the dust cap.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Cool weights, Doug. Could you put a valve stem in the front hole backwards to plug it and still have clearance for the weight?
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 08:27 AM

Nice Doug. Are you going to E-tank them, or sand blast them, so that yellow is gone for good?

Can do that or paint stripper and wire wheel them, one way or another the yellow has got to go.


Cool weights, Doug. Could you put a valve stem in the front hole backwards to plug it and still have clearance for the weight?

Never thought of doing that and I think it would work too.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Cool weights, Doug. Could you put a valve stem in the front hole backwards to plug it and still have clearance for the weight?


Some schrader valves will release under pressure that direction (the ones you can fill with the air nozzle instead of the chuck)
The spring pressure is all that hold it closed that way, the air pressure behind the valve is what helps hold it closed.

That said, I'm not sure that 10 lbs would cause it to open, but it may have a slow leak.

Another option, cut the old stem off so it won't mess with the weights and then drill the hole on the other side and use a tube. The remains of the stem will hold the tube back from the hole and the tube is (IMHO) a plus anyways.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Never thought of that either, I was originally just going to drill a new hole and weld the old one up.
Plan on using V61 tire with a tube.
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Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Back at working on this thing again, been apart so long having trouble remembering how it goes back together, but it's getting there.

I want to hear it run again and use it for what they are made for.

Muffler looks like is going to be the big problem now will see what I can do with it.


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Finally today I got it working, motors in runs and the 3 point works.

The muffler is a nice big quiet one but will never fit under the hood, have to find something else.

Still lots of things to do on this tractor but I now see the end is near.

And a big thanks to Kenny for letting me use his plow for the test.

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 04:07 PM

She sounds great Doug!  Looking good!






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