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Posted October 27, 2011 - 07:14 AM

New here and it appears there are some experts/ fellowship here to rescue me if I get in too deep. Quick story: In looking for a solid, old style transaxle, a guy said no luck but maybe what he had" out back" might work. Under, not one but two fallen trees I could make out "12" and Massey Ferguson under the branches. Could see nothing else clearly
except that the steering wheel is crashed and the rest appears to be all there. He says its a hydro and has a points-type ignition. Barring rain here today, he'going to pull it out. No clue what I'm getting into but that's part of the challenge I guess. First order of business is would someone help me ID this jewel, please and I'll report back once the mud/leaves are
cleared away.----Thanx to you all for any help.

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 07:22 AM

Take pics before it's out, we'd love to see them.

BTW, I could be wrong here, but it thought by the time the 12's were out, they had switched over to the CDI. Maybe I'm all wet, maybe it's had a transplant from an earlier unit, be interesting to find out. Looking forward to the findings.
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Posted October 27, 2011 - 07:29 AM

:wave: Toolpartzman Welcome to GTTalk! I would definitely love to see those before pics! Thanks for signing up!

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 07:33 AM

I'll take a camera this AM . It may not show much because tues, I was within 15ft of it and couldn't tell it was there.---

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 07:36 AM

Welcome to the forum. We like pics, so get what you can. I hope once the trees are cleared, you have something good to work with.
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Posted October 27, 2011 - 07:46 AM

Good to know there's a member here from middle America. Seems all the bargain tractors are in Pennsylvania. They can't have ALL the fun.

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 08:08 AM

I have friends in Little Rock, but they aren't GT nuts like me.
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Posted October 27, 2011 - 11:08 AM

OK, I have the PICs but no glue how to attach them. This may take more patience than the entire rebuild. I'm asked for the URL of my photos which have none, or a video of which I have none, I'll have to figure out how to simply attach photos.-----Nonetheless I could not find a S# under the seat, nor on the tower, but a limb was
blocking access to the frame side. The "12" decal is black w/white lettering. The Hydro housing in rear has a vertical slot with a short arm--sort of lift op?- Sorry little to
go on until I can post PICS. ---I can attach then to an E-Mail to someone who can post them, otherwise I'll try to figure it out.---

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 11:24 AM

When you click "Reply", then click "Go Advanced" a paperclip shows up in the header of the post box. That is the uploader. You'll need to add files, the select files, but it's pretty painless.
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Posted October 27, 2011 - 12:31 PM

OK, I have the PICs but no glue how to attach them. This may take more patience than the entire rebuild. I'm asked for the URL of my photos which have none, or a video of which I have none, I'll have to figure out how to simply attach photos.-----Nonetheless I could not find a S# under the seat, nor on the tower, but a limb was
blocking access to the frame side. The "12" decal is black w/white lettering. The Hydro housing in rear has a vertical slot with a short arm--sort of lift op?- Sorry little to
go on until I can post PICS. ---I can attach then to an E-Mail to someone who can post them, otherwise I'll try to figure it out.---

that vertical slot with the short arm is part of a sleeve hitch which was a option from the factory , you will find the serial and model numbers on the left hand side of the frame right below the plastic dash it may be cover with dirt and or pine pitch but it should be there
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Posted October 27, 2011 - 12:43 PM

Take pics before it's out, we'd love to see them.

BTW, I could be wrong here, but it thought by the time the 12's were out, they had switched over to the CDI. Maybe I'm all wet, maybe it's had a transplant from an earlier unit, be interesting to find out. Looking forward to the findings.

nope , masseyferguson started makeing the 12 hydro in 1967 which was before the ssi or other wise none as CDI was installed in the 12s , thats not saying that his is not a points type ignition but there where 12 hydros made with points
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Posted October 27, 2011 - 01:56 PM

PA260028.jpg Thanks guys for the help O.K. Here goes:

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 02:00 PM

Well not quite. There 3 pics there. I can't get to the front end yet. Finding parts in a barn is much better than the woods.

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 02:04 PM

it looks repairable and over all not too rough

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 02:24 PM

Welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.
I am sure it can be fixed.




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