All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSite RulesEventsFAQSearchRegisterLog inBuild-Off

 

 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor

Go down 
+4
Moose
T-Dub13
redlinemotorsportts
Moloko
8 posters
AuthorMessage
Moloko
Member
Moloko
Member


Age : 40
Join date : 2013-06-02
Points : 4115
Posts : 65
Location : Allentown PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0072_zps8749dae4

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0067_zpsaea6bb20

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

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0070_zps94998e68

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0071_zps21297da4

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0066_zpsd488bb9e
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/FuelInjectionSucks
Moloko
Member
Moloko
Member


Age : 40
Join date : 2013-06-02
Points : 4115
Posts : 65
Location : Allentown PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitimeJanuary 5th 2014, 8:04 pm

Here are some videos as well.







Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/FuelInjectionSucks
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 27
Join date : 2013-03-18
Points : 7324
Posts : 3131
Location : raleigh nc

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.
Back to top Go down
Moloko
Member
Moloko
Member


Age : 40
Join date : 2013-06-02
Points : 4115
Posts : 65
Location : Allentown PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/FuelInjectionSucks
T-Dub13
Established Member
T-Dub13
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts

Age : 54
Join date : 2013-12-06
Points : 4413
Posts : 540
Location : Central MA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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 
Back to top Go down
Moloko
Member
Moloko
Member


Age : 40
Join date : 2013-06-02
Points : 4115
Posts : 65
Location : Allentown PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0122_zps6eea84e6

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0121_zps06171cb4
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/FuelInjectionSucks
Moose
Established Member
Moose
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts

Age : 35
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 4792
Posts : 919
Location : Defiance, Ohio

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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
Back to top Go down
camomanusa
Member
camomanusa
Member

2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 25
Join date : 2013-09-15
Points : 4420
Posts : 467
Location : Greensburg, PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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
Back to top Go down
Moloko
Member
Moloko
Member


Age : 40
Join date : 2013-06-02
Points : 4115
Posts : 65
Location : Allentown PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0128_zps50fba8d6

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0127_zps8ae89677

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0126_zpsd1a39f3d

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0129_zps9d209eeb

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0130_zpsdbbed070
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/FuelInjectionSucks
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 27
Join date : 2013-03-18
Points : 7324
Posts : 3131
Location : raleigh nc

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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 
Back to top Go down
Lawren Wimberly
Established Member
Lawren Wimberly
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 57
Join date : 2013-12-21
Points : 4646
Posts : 744
Location : Salem Illinois

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.
Back to top Go down
T-Dub13
Established Member
T-Dub13
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts

Age : 54
Join date : 2013-12-06
Points : 4413
Posts : 540
Location : Central MA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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 
Back to top Go down
Moloko
Member
Moloko
Member


Age : 40
Join date : 2013-06-02
Points : 4115
Posts : 65
Location : Allentown PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor 1800209_10100632814915897_1811180648_n
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/FuelInjectionSucks
Lawren Wimberly
Established Member
Lawren Wimberly
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 57
Join date : 2013-12-21
Points : 4646
Posts : 744
Location : Salem Illinois

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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
Back to top Go down
mrkadage
Member
mrkadage
Member

2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 34
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3919
Posts : 103
Location : queensland, Australia

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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
Back to top Go down
Moloko
Member
Moloko
Member


Age : 40
Join date : 2013-06-02
Points : 4115
Posts : 65
Location : Allentown PA

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor IMAG0145_zpsdf1572d0

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

Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/FuelInjectionSucks
Lawren Wimberly
Established Member
Lawren Wimberly
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 57
Join date : 2013-12-21
Points : 4646
Posts : 744
Location : Salem Illinois

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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.
Back to top Go down
Craftsman1998
Veteran Member
Craftsman1998
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2015 Build-Off Entrant
2015 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 26
Join date : 2013-10-30
Points : 4993
Posts : 1068
Location : New jersey

1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
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 
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor   1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
1970's Massey Ferguson MF1200 Garden Tractor
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» ~70s Massey ferguson 8 dilema
» Massey Ferguson MF12
» 1997 Massey Ferguson 2614H
» Massey MF7 trail tractor
» Old 70's Garden Tractor

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Rat Rod, Hybrid, and Unique Tractors-
Jump to: