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Old 08-23-2021, 06:02 AM
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That's looking really good MM. I'm not going to want to see you get it dirty!
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:43 PM
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It is going to shine, but it is going to get dirty too.
I went to the local tractor wrecker today and found a Cockshutt air cleaner that has a better mounting bracket, so I'm working on it. It is a wee bit rough.
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Old 08-24-2021, 07:52 AM
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Looking good!
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:41 PM
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MM -- What's new on the MH-33? Did you get the Cockshutt air cleaner mounted & working?
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:30 PM
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Not too much happened lately, but I did get the Cockshutt air cleaner cleaned up, straightened up somewhat, and welded up.
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Old 11-05-2021, 10:25 PM
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I'm back at the Massey-Harris again.
I think I can't mount the air-cleaner in there until I put the hood on. I can't put the hood on until I put the grille on, and I can't put the grille on until I put the rad in there. I can't put the rad in there until I move it up 2 3/8" and over a wee bit. Sheesh. Here's the rad taken out of it's support frame and then washed and blown out fairly clean.
Here's the grille straightened somewhat and sand blasted.
PS. Whoever thinks old farm tractors have nearly perfect tin and won't need any bodywork is kinda' na´ve.
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Old 11-06-2021, 08:42 AM
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Nice back drop on the grille pic
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Old 11-06-2021, 12:47 PM
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PS. Whoever thinks old farm tractors have nearly perfect tin and won't need any bodywork is kinda' na´ve.
I think anything that came off a farm has a lot of farmer work done to it. A lot of them did what they could with what they had to do with, wasn't always pretty but did the job. My IH and 8N have some creative things done to them....
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Old 11-06-2021, 01:15 PM
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did you ever find a solution for the fan/water pump height problem? ...or did I just miss that
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Old 11-06-2021, 09:51 PM
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OI, a baby Hemi in a '34 coupe just snuck into that background.
Bama, This tractor is better than most for 'farm fixes' but there are a few dents. I was just grumbling.
Dutch, what a timely question, as I am just about to answer that.
I took the frame off of the radiator and bored holes 2 3/8" higher in the frame and then counter-sunk them like the lower factory ones were. While I was doing this, primer was drying on the rad. I had ground the righthand side of the shroud opening to get more clearance on that side. Then I mounted the rad back in the frame and then mounted that onto the tractor. The up/down clearance worked out but I have to trim a wee bit more on the right side to get enough clearance for my peace of mind. I then bolted the grille on to see how it fit and to see if the hood would work. When I raised the rad up I raised a tin baffle up also, so it's too high. That was not a surprise.
While looking at the pictures I did notice a problem. The bottom rad outlet rose up 2 3/8" and a hose will not contort to fix that surprise. Hmmmm.
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