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Posted October 28, 2011 - 04:08 PM

I will check the shims, I need to modify the crank pulley guard with the Briggs.
Here in France is 11:00 PM and too late for the workshop!!
I will be far from this tractor for 10 days but I will give you some news as soon as possible.
Thank you at all for your kindness ant knowledges.
See you soon

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Have a safe trip, starflite. We'll be looking for the updates.

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Posted November 11, 2011 - 09:52 AM

Hi,

I am back and the tractor working fine now.
I would to renew the gearbox oil, do you know which oil quality and quantity is required?
I will issue some pictures soon.

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Posted November 11, 2011 - 01:03 PM

I believe we used 80/90 wt in Ryan's, but I remember seeing somewhere that someone used heavier oil. There is a fill to plug on the front of the tranny, top up until it starts running back out.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 12:48 PM

Hi,
I drained the gearbox today, it needed it!
On the gearbox I see two caps, as MH81 said, must fill until it overflows the top cap. Am I right?
Thank you.


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Posted November 20, 2011 - 02:12 PM

you oil looks to have had a lot of water in it. You should try and find a way to flush it out somewhat. If it was mine, id try and put in a thinner oil so it will flow into the bearing better, then after a few hours of lite use, id drian again and fill with the proper weight oil.
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Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:43 PM

I agree with Lauber, flush it with something. Lots of guys have used diesel fuel over the years, just jacking the rear end up and letting the tires spin free. Spin one & the other will spin the other way... Or start it and put it in gear for a couple of minutes. No more than that tho.

After draining well, yes, you want to fill to the top hole. If yours has the rubber breather intact, you can fill it slowly thru that.

Also on the "to do" list is to figure out where the water is getting in. OSS are it's either a detached breather hose or it's running in around the shifter.
If it's the shifter, you can make an umbrella easy out of old inner tube. Cut a 3" circle, poke a 5/16 hole in the middle. Unscrew the shifter knob and put a little penetrating oil on the shaft, then side it down on. It takes a little dexterity to get past the tinwork, but once you're below that, it's not to bad. Stop about an inch shy of the end, this will allow the water to drip harmlessly away from the shifter area.

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Posted December 07, 2011 - 03:39 PM

Hi,

The gear was drained, cleaned and new oil in place.
the tractor works very well thanks to your advice.
It will help me to move my boat and it works fine.
As I like beautiful things and I see beautiful on this forum, I will completely repainted the tractor and try to make it as beautiful as yours.
I will continue to watch your achievement, and certainly inspired me to continue to ask questions
If somebody need some Tecumseh HH120 spare parts (cylinder head, piston, crankshaft, cylinder), I can send to USA.

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 06:22 AM

Good to see you're putting it to work.
I like the trailer ball on the front.
In the second picture, the drive belt looks very loose? I see you've got it in park, but I don't recall there being
that much slack.

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 07:11 AM

starflite, thanks for the pics. Sounds like you are getting help with your questions. Glad you joined, we get to see some pics of the French country side. Nice looking boat you have there. Good luck with your tractor!

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 07:23 AM

starflite, thanks for the pics. Sounds like you are getting help with your questions. Glad you joined, we get to see some pics of the French country side. Nice looking boat you have there. Good luck with your tractor!



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Posted December 08, 2011 - 08:32 AM

Good news, glad it's propelling itself and thanks for the pics.

:ditto: on Sherwoods comment about the belt, is that the original?

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 02:51 PM

I'm surprised that a couple of fellows here failed to ask, so I will. Are you familiar with the Massey ELFs ?-----If so can you spare a few?

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 04:02 PM

Hi

It's me again with more photos. The Massey with an US boat and outboard motor, Boston Whaler and Evinrude.
@Toolpartzman, sorry I am not familiar with your abbreviations U.S..
What is ELF and IHMO abbreviations?
Do you know the original colors of the tractor?
Are the wheels are bicolor, gray and red?

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:26 PM

@Toolpartzman, sorry I am not familiar with your abbreviations U.S..
What is ELF and IHMO abbreviations?

IMHO Stands for In My Humble Opinion
The ELF is a Massey Ferguson tractor sold on your side of the ocean. Manufactured by a German outfit I believe.
EDIT: Here is a link to the thread about the ELF

Do you know the original colors of the tractor?
Are the wheels are bicolor, gray and red?


The early ones were bicolored Silver Mist & Massey Red. Sometime around 72? they changed to all silver.




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