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Old 11-14-2021, 07:22 AM
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Are those the factory mounts under the fuel tank?
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Old 11-14-2021, 01:38 PM
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Yes and no, OI. The front gas tank mounting bracket is stock for the tractor, but it bolts to the bellhousing, which is not stock to this tractor. I will have to cut the bracket down to bring down the tank front, about an inch. This 'Chrysler powered Massey' turned out to be much like building a hotrod, always little surprises to overcome.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:39 PM
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In the picture you will see my homemade bottom rad outlet ready to bolt on, when the paint dries. I even made a gasket for it.
Here's the hood mocked up and at a weird angle. I took the hood back off and took the bracket out from under the front of the tank and lowered the tank with a jack until I liked the slant. After measuring and eye-balling the new bracket distance, I came up with a plan and executed it. I only lowered the tank a strong 1/2". The only way I can see to test my new bracket length is to put it back together and mount the hood again.
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Old 11-14-2021, 11:33 PM
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MM -- Ya times 2, just like building a hot rod, together & apart a dozen times before it looks right.
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:12 AM
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It's slowly becoming a tractor.
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:56 PM
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nice work Mac
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:58 PM
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Thank you, Guys.
I did small things today, like hunting for a water drain petcock for the lowest point in the bottom hose/pipe, with no success.
I bolted up my new rad outlet and mounted the 90* rubber hose, [first pic].
There should be a lower wind baffle at the bottom of the airflow to the rad, so I found one, fixed it up a wee bit, painted it and bolted it on there, along with a small crank bracket. [second pic]. I don't have a crank and the crank nut in the front of the crankshaft has morphed into a drive mechanism for my hydraulic pump; but I have a crank centering bracket.
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Old 11-21-2021, 11:09 PM
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Today I remounted the gas tank bracket and that seemed to work out nicely. I threw the hood back on and the grille to check alignment. Also, while the hood is on there I measured the open space under the hood and made some plans for the air-cleaner and the hydraulic tank. It's a way harder to work under there but it makes the planning work out better. Anyhow, I got a plan for the air-cleaner, the Massey-Harris one this time, and started to mold it into a shape that will fit under the hood, behind the motor, in front of the gas tank, and have the intake poke up through the hole in the hood and the outlet be available to the carburetor.
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:46 AM
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lines up nicely
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:20 AM
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Looks great now MM. You are getting real close!
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