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Elf guardian
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Last week I started this project.
http://gardentractortalk.com/f2-massey-ferguson-snapper-amf/mf7g-resto-started-5973/

On Sunday I finally got to pick up a MF8 that I'd made adeal on back in march.
http://gardentractortalk.com/f2-massey-ferguson-snapper-amf/mf8-added-collection-today-6026/

While out getting the MF8, I came across a harrow, I'd been wanting for some time.
http://gardentractortalk.com/f93-garden-tractor-implement-forum/spike-tooth-harrow-6029/

After loading the harrow into my truck which already had the MF8/deck& blower in
it, he took me down to his shed.

Well last night I went back and pick up this.

1972 with h70 tecumseh. I put in a new plug, gas and pulled the cord.
I almost pooped myself. Instead I took it for a ride. I'm so damn happy, about
this one. It's all original, and won't take much clean up, that I'm debating
if I should leave it as a survivor. I spent about 10 minutes with the buffer, and the
red came up pretty good.
 

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Very nice. I would keep it as a survivor, just clean it up and polish the hub caps. I like the Massey sticker on the back of it. Awesome deal especially since it didn't take much to get it started. Great find :D
 

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Electric Tractors
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If that was mine I would leave it as a survivor, it's really nice.
Did you remove the rear wheel covers, maybe it has factory wheel weights, they fit under the wheel covers.
 

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Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict
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Congrats, and those hub caps look pretty good!
 

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Elf guardian
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks guys.

No, I haven't looked under the rear hub caps. I was heavy enough, when we lifted it out of the truck. Maybe???
 

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Tractorholic
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Quite a nice find. Really glad to hear that you were able to get it running without major problems. It does look almost too good to do any type of restore.
 

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Elf guardian
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
So, now I'm gonna switch my game plan. I've already taken the MF7 w/hm80
out of the shop, and I'm gong to focus on this 7.
Being it's all original, I want to get it on it's feet first.
 

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Squeaky Wheel
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Great find on the Massey, keep it as is. I have kept worse condition Springfields in original paint because once you paint it, you can't go back to original.
 

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Elf guardian
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
That decal on the back, I've got to save.
I'll put it on the fridge at home.
She'll love that.
 

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Masseyholic
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Nice massey! Awsome hub caps and running boards too!
 

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Live long and prosper
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That is a very nice find. Congrats. If it were me, I would keep it like it is. That's the way I like them.
 

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You said it seemed heavy. These little fellows are well made and have a lot of cast iron in them. I think the manual says it weighs 500lbs with the deck. On mine the worse wear spot was the front spindles. They were toast on the wheel side. I had to build new spindles and replace the wheel bushings. Nice catch!
 

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Tractorholic
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I, too, would clean it up and leave it original. Too nice to take apart!
 

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Elf guardian
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jj69chev said:
very nice find, i would love to find some hub caps like that for my MF8
The ones you see in the pic are good enough to leave as is, but the front right has seen better days.
I'm thinkin about getting these, and a set I have for the MF12 rechromed. Just gotta find someplace
that won't break the bank.
 
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