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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:18 PM

Today, I brought the MF7E into the shop, and started the resto.
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.

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:36 PM

Another project started and judging by your work this ones going to be really nice.
Massey's first garden tractor.
Here's some info on them.

Attached File  Massey Executive Brochure.pdf   5.89MB   98 downloadsThis can be found in the manuals section.

Edited by DH1, October 10, 2011 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Glad to see another executive in the works. What is the purpose of the handle protruding from the left rear? Rick

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 05:02 AM

I know you'll make this one look nice.
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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.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:29 AM

I'll follow along. I'm always ready to learn something, especially about tractors I don't have. Bring it on!

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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!



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Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:59 AM

I'm looking forward to your progress pics ;) should look great all done.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 09:00 PM

Got it torn down this far now. All in all, it's anice little project. Biggest issue I have to deal with, is staightening the front axle.
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
to suit.
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?

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 06:30 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?

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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.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:04 AM

Well, that axle and steering wheel will cause you a challenge. I've seen wheels bent and broken by an "over backwards" accident.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:18 AM

Oops, posted the wrong picture.(pulley) How do I remove that pic?

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.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:32 AM

Not finding how to select that picture Kenny?

Yeah, I'm gonna have to find a blast furnace for that project. Hmm

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:51 AM

Good looking tractor Will. The extra paint did do a good job on keeping away the rust. I'm looking forward to watching the progress. Thanks for the post and nice pics.




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