MF 7 Executive Resto
Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:18 PM
Serial # 03779.
I hope to post and document as much of the progress, as I can, but
at times I get ahead of my posts.
I always take lots of pictures, as I go along. If there is any area
not covered in the pics I post, that you want to see, please ask. I probably have it
on the camera/disk.
Pics below, are of what I'm starting with, and of what got done today.
First off, it's supposed to be yellow, as can be seen in many spots.
Someone actually took the time to tear this machine completely
apart, and paint it in the red/grey Massey colours. In some places, (belt guards)
you can see that the yellow was painted over with grey, and then red.
On the bright side, lots of paint on it, and therefore, very little rust.
The plan is to tear it apart completely , etank everything that needs it, fix what needs
fixing, and get it back on her feet.
There is also, a picture of what it should look like.
- Gtractor, MFDAC and CRFarnsworth have said thanks
Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:36 PM
Massey's first garden tractor.
Here's some info on them.
Massey Executive Brochure.pdf 5.89MB 98 downloadsThis can be found in the manuals section.
Edited by DH1, October 10, 2011 - 08:42 PM.
- IamSherwood and MFDAC have said thanks
Posted October 10, 2011 - 09:15 PM
Posted October 11, 2011 - 05:02 AM
- IamSherwood said thank you
Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:17 AM
Glad to see another executive in the works. What is the purpose of the handle protruding from the left rear? Rick
Parking brake handle.
Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:29 AM
Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:49 AM
I'll follow along. I'm always ready to learn something, especially about tractors I don't have. Bring it on!
Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:59 AM
Posted October 12, 2011 - 09:00 PM
Someone smacked it pretty hard to twist that front axle like that. I guess, lots of heat, and give it a twist, is the answer
to fix that.Hope I don't mess it up. Be hard to find a replacement. The axle post holes, have also been worn oblonged a bit. Brother can fix that in the lathe, and make up bushings
Good news is that 75% of the parts, won't need to be e-tank'd. Very little rust to deal with.
Oops, posted the wrong picture.(pulley) How do I remove that pic?
Edited by IamSherwood, October 13, 2011 - 07:29 AM.
Posted October 13, 2011 - 06:30 AM
Posted October 13, 2011 - 06:51 AM
Wow it's really coming along. I don't know how that front axle would have gotten bent. Was anything else bent like that?
Yes, check out the steering wheel. It got broke, and then welded back together
crooked. It's almost like someone drove it hard into a hole, and then did a body slam,
or face plant on the steering wheel. Ouch.
Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:04 AM
Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:18 AM
Will, go to edit, advanced. Select that pic, a ? should come up and let you delete it.
Have fun straightening that axle. I'd have to build a charcoal fire to get enough heat to bend something like that.
Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:32 AM
Yeah, I'm gonna have to find a blast furnace for that project. Hmm
Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:51 AM