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  1. Cub Cadet

    MF7E Refurb project

    Thanks Alain! yes, as you say there is no engine spec number decal, the small hp decal is present and after scratching off the paint we can determine that it is a 7hp model.
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    MF7E Refurb project

    A sympathetic rebuild, there is a lot of wear that needs sorting, the crankshaft bearings sound a little rough so the engine needs some attention. An serious degreasing and then something to seal the paint and rust
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    MF7E Refurb project

    Afternoon all, After a few busy months I finally had the chance to make a start on the massey! The aim is to get it running for a show late in July. Heres some before photos in case you forgot First job was to get the front up on some axle stands, remove the hood and front wheels. The steering needs some work as everything is very worn. it needs some serious degreasing as well so the engine was next to come out, it also helps to have the engine on a bench as it will need a partial strip down. here you can see just how worn the axle is, it is a very lightweight casting and unfortunately it is a bit twisted. Next I made a new bush for the axle, should work just fine. after a bit of cleaning up. the original paint is in excellent condition, just a shame someone painted over it. These are going to require some attention at some point. On closer inspection, one of the engine mount holes has cracked, just visible above, now welded up. The idler pulley and steering column was removed and then everything given a good clean. For a 56 year old machine, i'm surprised nothing is rusted solid, didn't even have to use any heat. Next job when i'm home next is to replace the bearing in the idler pulley and sort out the worn steering components.
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    Absolutely fantastic job! Definitely something to be proud of
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    Newby Hall 2019 Tractor Fest.

    We're going, entries sent off
  6. Cub Cadet

    C-125 Rebuild.

    Lets us know, we'll have to print them, will give you a good deal
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    C-125 Rebuild.

    Great work Norm!
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    Trojan mk1

    Awesome job! looks mint
  9. Cub Cadet

    Elecktra Beckum Pillar Drill ?

    Elecktra Beckum produce good quality machinery, we have quite a few wood working machines by them, German made and the company is now owned by Metabo I believe.
  10. Cub Cadet

    Rare wheel horse tractor

    Awesome find! Yes they are rare in the UK and I can't believe this was in a scrap yard! good save. The tractor looks fairly complete which is good, much better than my RJ58 was when i got it. A good site for wheel horses and possible help with spares is wheelhorseforum.com With regards to a serial number, they were printed on a foil sticker on the top of the chassis rail, just behind the inside of the bonnet. At least thats where they are on an RJ, they were quite often lost unfortunately. Good luck!
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    Wanted wheel horse parts

    Yes the original square hoods had a plastic bracket in the inside of the hood, then par36 lamps fastened into this. We removed the plastic and used the one bolt (note the plastic is fastened to the bonnet with a single central bolt) to secure a metal bracket that we had made to hold the LED lamps, square or round, makes little difference.
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    Rotavator and snow plough help

    You did the right thing, keep looking. The rotavator looks a bit butchered and from what i can see the tines look very worn. I picked one up the other year for £150 although the idler and rear bracket wasn't included. The plow doesn't look like any of the wheel horse ones, it looks like they have used the rear hitch bracket as a plow bracket.
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    New Toy MF7E

    Thanks Alain Thank you! I will have to investigate a bit more when I return from uni at christmas, yes it is a Delco Remy starter. I didn't have the time to look at the engine too much when I was home but I think it is the original, I'm always sceptical when someone says the 'tractor was running 5 years ago', I always wonder if it was put away as something broke, I guess I will find out when I strip it down.
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    New Toy MF7E

    They made the executive model in 1963, 1964 and 1965 I think, each year there was quite a few changes to the styling. I am pretty sure it is a 1963 7E (executive 7hp) as there is a few things such as the aluminium steering wheel and the foot pedals that make me think it is the 63 model. Unfortunately someone cut off the piece of metal which went at the top of the hoodstand, this had the serial and the model number on it. Very frustrating! Also the engine serial number plate on these Masseys were positioned on the top engine cowl, this has also been removed at some point. So at the moment we are unaware if this is a 7 or 8hp engine. It looks identical to my cub 7hp engine apart from this one has a fuel pump, does anyone know if this was an option on a 7hp kohler? Is there any other markings that will help me deterring the HP without pulling the head? Thanks