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 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor

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PostSubject: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeJanuary 5th 2014, 7:55 pm

I've started working on this thing again, so I figured it might as well make a thread.

I got this a few years ago for $50, and it didn't run. After rebuilding the carb, putting on a new coil, points, and condenser it ran. I welded up a ghetto plow mount and used it to plow.

Well I let my girlfriend drive it off the trailer, and she didn't understand the whole "manual trans" thing and ended up breaking the shifter, so it sat for a few years while I bought a house.

I'm finally tearing into it.

Here it is as she sit's tonight.

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I also bought some new meats for the back tires. Painted up the old rims with some hammered paint.

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Here are some videos as well.







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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeJanuary 5th 2014, 8:09 pm

sweet MF. i didnt know you were a big time youtuber, fairly big. That tractor is def the old iron.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeJanuary 5th 2014, 8:27 pm

I'm a W-level youtube celebrity lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeJanuary 6th 2014, 11:41 am

Nice stack! I love the blue smoke too. Sign of a true workhorse.  Wink  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeFebruary 28th 2014, 10:04 pm

Finally got to work on this again. We got the trans apart. Took a 20 ton shop press to get the hub off, and a torch. I didn't lock the diff, because we lost ambition, but it turns out both shift forks were bent in the trans. I fixed them, and put it back together.

Painted it up tonight. Hopefully will put it back in the tractor tomorrow. I lost the key for the brake drum, so I have to pick that up tomorrow before I can do any more.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeFebruary 28th 2014, 11:10 pm

no idea how I missed this project.. seriously in love with that thing <3
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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeFebruary 28th 2014, 11:23 pm

looks good, hell you might not be too far if your in allentown
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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 9:19 pm

More progress tonight. I painted the area where the transmission mounts, and reinstalled the the transmission. Also got the rims mounted. Just have to hook up the brake and that part is done.

Next I have to install a new gas tank and clean the carb from sitting.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 9:29 pm

Very beefy! looking stout on them ag tires. i like it  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 11:53 pm

I think that's the same tranny moose is sendin me aint it moose?

Anyway, moloko, wifey is from Lehieghton, so we've hit your stompin grounds before! I'm really likin the looks of this old iron rust pearl.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 8:45 am

Daang! I think I need to start looking for a "real" tractor! I'm getting sick of hatching my wimpy transaxle. That thing is beefy! Nice work on the resto!  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2014, 4:55 pm

Finished it up today, but its parked in by my girlfriend's Chevette and I can't get it out of the garage.

Had to change the gas tank to this one. I'm proud of my installation technique.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2014, 6:20 pm

You'd be surprised at how many aircraft leading edges on the wings are held together with RTV and zip ties.

I think we have all used this temporary installation technique LOL

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 10th 2014, 5:38 am

the old ferggy lookin nice man, well done Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 22nd 2014, 11:42 pm

Re-did the exhaust today.

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Put on a muffler from Tractor Supply. The straight pipe was getting old.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 23rd 2014, 3:58 pm

Stacks are simple and effective, if ya keep the shiny side up. Elsewise, one needs to engineer a fail point, Like Doc did for mule II. One suggestion though... If you plan on leaving it outside, find a can to put over the stack when not in use... It minimizes the "Rain Gauge" effect.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeMarch 23rd 2014, 4:39 pm

Nice Stack  What a Face 
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