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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 03:30 PM

022.jpg Took the day off work. Temperature is in the low 80's and low humidity. So naturally I had to paint some parts. I had this idea about bypassing the door switch on the clothes dryer and making a free standing rack to insert in and quick dry the parts. { Wife had no sense of humor about that or using HER oven.} So needless to say the parts are hanging out to dry in front of the man cave. Most of the little stuff is done. Now on to the big stuff. I told my grandson the hood, seat, and wheels will be the first thing most people look at, so he needs to pay extra attetion to them. here's some pics. Rick.

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 03:52 PM

Rick, it looks like you had a perfect day for it. Thanks for the pictures an I look forward to seeing the tractor go back together.

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 05:18 PM

That was a good thing to get done on your day off. Are you taking tomorrow off, too?

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 07:32 PM

Right on. Good to see the progress.
Looking forward to more updates.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:56 PM

Managed to get a little more painting done. I need to finish this phase before the weather turns cold and damp! Rick





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Posted October 17, 2011 - 08:11 PM

Looks great. Nice job on the painting.
Is the grill supposed to be yellow?
I thought it was supposed to be polished Aluminum.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 08:31 PM

I don't have a clue what color any of it should be. I matched up as best I could to the color underneath the seat spring which appeared to be the least faded. In the process of cleaning and paint remaval I found two colors of yellow, one blue and one red. The hood and grill assembly having all four colors. I intend to keep it all yellow with black accents on the fenders, and hopefully the correct decals on the hood and rear of the fender/box assembly. Rick

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 06:17 AM

I don't have a clue what color any of it should be. I matched up as best I could to the color underneath the seat spring which appeared to be the least faded. In the process of cleaning and paint remaval I found two colors of yellow, one blue and one red. The hood and grill assembly having all four colors. I intend to keep it all yellow with black accents on the fenders, and hopefully the correct decals on the hood and rear of the fender/box assembly. Rick



This brochure in the manuals section shows the MF7E.

Massey Ferguson Executive Brochure - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

I haven't found any factory original pictures of the 8E, but by comparing my 8 to the 7 in that brochure, I'd say
the color scheme was the same for both, other than the later model 8Es had black steering wheel.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 07:24 AM

Those parts are looking good.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 09:38 PM

I don't have a clue what color any of it should be. I matched up as best I could to the color underneath the seat spring which appeared to be the least faded. In the process of cleaning and paint remaval I found two colors of yellow, one blue and one red. The hood and grill assembly having all four colors. I intend to keep it all yellow with black accents on the fenders, and hopefully the correct decals on the hood and rear of the fender/box assembly. Rick


Did you install new axle seals in the transaxle? I have a leaky one and haven't ever checked out how hard the job may be or if the right seal can be found. I just fill 'er up once a year with gear lube!

I have been sidtracked for a few weeks and haven't been able to be on here. The pics of the dissasembled machine are very interesting! Mine has a couple of coats of slightly different yellow on it and the previous owners taped off the decals.
As a last resort I could probably make accurate looking stickers for you but they would have to be applied in layers.
Check to see if printed or silkscreened decals are available first.

I hope you and Trent are having fun with this!---DAC

Edited by MFDAC, October 24, 2011 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:34 AM

I finally got around to sending off pictures and dimensions to my decal guy. I need a set for my 7E, and another for the 8E. I also want an extra set, just
in case.lol I should find out soon, how much he wants to make them. I'll let you guys know, and maybe we can get the cost per set down, if you're interested.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:45 PM

MFDAC Yes I installed new seals. One popped right out, the other was s%&*##&* to remove. I searched through the AGCo Parts Books site,and found their part number and the actual dimensions. Took that info to the local bearing supply dealer. Five minutes later I had apair of new seals. Trent has been AWOL for a while. Seems as if Football and
Girls are getting in the way.

IamSherwood Just might be interested in decals. Thanks for thinking of the rest of us.

Rick

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 10:15 AM

Got a price of $50 per decal set, based on 5 sets. I will take 3. You guys interested?

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 06:48 PM

IamSherwood YES, I am interested. If you get enough takers count me in. Just let me know the logistics of payment and shipment.
Thanks, Rick




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