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I had acquired this old tractor months ago, I finnaly have been able to make progress on this machine. This is what i have gotten done so far. I will post more pics as i get closer to the end. Enjoy!

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The other week i went to an old barn to pick up two old allis chalmers and what i found also in the barn i couldnt resist to get, Especially since he wanted 200. for these extras.

The cab is to a Massey, not sure if i had seen one that is all metel with glass windows,door,and two headlights. Its in really good shape no rust just dirty.

The snow blower looks like it has been used maybe a time or two absolutly no rust and paint is excellent under the dust.

I also got this old plow attachent and rear blade for the massey. Not pictured is a 54" snow blade.

Cant wait to start playing.

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Your tractor is shaping up nicely! That black frame will set off the red tins very well. :fing32:

Great score on the attachments!! Is the cab homemade for the 1655? The one I had had vinyl doors and a plastic rear window, but the rest was steel with a glass windshield.
 

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Looks awesome! Nice finds you have there too. Would like to find a cab for the MF14 I have. Haven't had any luck yet so I may just try to build one. I agree on the black frame settin off the red, looks great!
 

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the paint job looks great , and the tractor looks to be comeing togather very nicely
 

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Looks great!

When you have time, can you take some more pics of the cab? It doesnt look like the factory cab, possibly another MFR? Home made?

Do you have a secret for refreshing the plastic consoles?


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Kyle- refreshing the plastic I took some steel wool and scrubbed it under water (alot) the decal I was lucky enlightenment that it was all still there and intact. The wool cleaned it up nicely. Next I taped off the decal and painted the rest and put a clear coat over it. I then took the tape off the decal about a week later and put turtle wax over the entire decal a couple times and that made the decal shine.the

The brackets on the frame were add ons by the previous owner he had put an onan 24motor on the tractor and was too big to fit inside the frame and to allow the hood ti go on. I plan on cutting those brackets off and smoothing the frame back to how it should be. Or I might just leave it.
 

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I am wanting to go back to the onan 16 motor or 18 I have a guy who has a working 16on on an old sears that I am gonna get I just am not sure if the shaft will work because I don't know how long the original shaft would have been. If anybody has ideas or knowledge with the sears onan please let me know it would help me out some.

Thanks guys for all the comments and questions!
 

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:trink40:That massey looks really nice!! I also have a massey 1655, i just finished restoring my cub cadet 882 diesel, and after seeing your pictures im thinking about makin my massey my next project, lol, nice tractor, brett.
 

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I am wanting to go back to the onan 16 motor or 18 I have a guy who has a working 16on on an old sears that I am gonna get I just am not sure if the shaft will work because I don't know how long the original shaft would have been. If anybody has ideas or knowledge with the sears onan please let me know it would help me out some.
The question should be academic. The tractor drive and the rear PTO come from the flywheel side, front and mid PTO from the shaft side. I believe that Onan only used the one shaft diameter for the BF and B43 engines, although there might be a little difference in length with the Sears being a little longer to accommodate both the drive and PTO pulleys. I don't think it will matter.
 

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The question should be academic. The tractor drive and the rear PTO come from the flywheel side, front and mid PTO from the shaft side. I believe that Onan only used the one shaft diameter for the BF and B43 engines, although there might be a little difference in length with the Sears being a little longer to accommodate both the drive and PTO pulleys. I don't think it will matter.

Tudor Very interesting. I think I have read every one of your 3k+ posts and find your word on point.

I did some research for my 1855 an Onan B48G. I found that there were quite a few B48s made with different tapers/sizes and I think the B43s were the same as well. It would be too easy for me to find a Craftsman or other make with an Onan and have a complete match up.

Here is a website to an Onan Cross reference. If you know the exact model of your Onan it tells you specifics...


http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/onanxref.asp


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Tudor Very interesting. I think I have read every one of your 3k+ posts and find your word on point.

I did some research for my 1855 an Onan B48G. I found that there were quite a few B48s made with different tapers/sizes and I think the B43s were the same as well. It would be too easy for me to find a Craftsman or other make with an Onan and have a complete match up.

Here is a website to an Onan Cross reference. If you know the exact model of your Onan it tells you specifics...


http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/onanxref.asp


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I believe that all the Sears Onans were BF engines, the same as the initial run of MF1655s. The B43s came into being sometime in the second year of 1655 production. I'm guessing that the difference between the crankshaft designations between the Sears and the MF is for the length. I also noted that there is no substitute "P" series engine for the Sears whereas I made a good guess putting the P220 into my 1655.

Kyle, if you read all my posts, your eyeballs must be worn out. Some of those things are looong. Thanks for the kudos.
 

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That 1655 is lookin good. The 1655/1855 tractors are some darn tough units. I've got over 2600 hrs on my 1855 (original motor) and while it does leak a little oil she still runs good and doesn't smoke. I think you'll like that tractor once you start useing it. The biggest draw back (to me at least) was no power steering because I use mine mostly with a F.E.L. and box blade. I put power steering on mine, after I got it all done I wondered why I hadn't done that to it years ago!
 
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