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A co-worker of mine and me got talkin he mentioned his grandpa used to farm with a 55 Massey, of course I asked if he still had.......


I ran the serial number, I forget the year but it is a last year model, it drives but doesn't turn over on the starter, brakes are seized,tins not bad but they cut out the bottom grille bar to do a hydralic repair and fenders have been backed into objects several times, and the rear end oil looked like half melted icecream..... but at 800 bucks I always liked the Massey Harris look and I'm sick of tuning carbs wanting another diesel.

Just never drag race in a Massey 55...you will not win
 

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RyanMark said:
A co-worker of mine and me got talkin he mentioned his grandpa used to farm with a 55 Massey, of course I asked if he still had.......


I ran the serial number, I forget the year but it is a last year model, it drives but doesn't turn over on the starter, brakes are seized,tins not bad but they cut out the bottom grille bar to do a hydralic repair and fenders have been backed into objects several times, and the rear end oil looked like half melted icecream..... but at 800 bucks I always liked the Massey Harris look and I'm sick of tuning carbs wanting another diesel.

Just never drag race in a Massey 55...you will not win
a guy put a 460 lincon engine in a 55 for tractor pulling a few years ago and he could bet a 350 chev pickup to 60 mph'
 

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Nice lookin tractor!!!! Wait till MasseyMechanic sees this ;)
 

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Oh I just love it when a Massey Harris gets a good home.... enjoy
 

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I wouldn't call it a restorations, god willing its working days are far from over, but who says chore tractors can't be pretty for when I take her to town
A little bit of work I day over 3 day weekend




I am having trouble finding a replacement starter solenoid so trying to look into alternatives at moment, other then going ok. Replace generator with a Delco alt
 
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If you need to replace the starter itself a 30MT starter with a 13 tooth drive bolts right on. That 55 Diesel is a lot more tractor than the 44 by a long shot. Somewhere in my collection of goodies I have all the filter numbers for the diesel as well along with extra filters.
 
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Picked up another one of these that I can make run in short order as well as the back half of one for trans and diff parts. haven't heard anymore on your project.Just curious as to how it is turning out.
 

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Well its turned out well proved to be a great piece. Missed out on all of tractor pull put last weekend went to a local one. I didnt bring my weights thought Id go into 10,000 class but I weighed in at 10500 of course so I got matched against a few oliver 99s jd 830 756 and 806 ih....still beat the ihs bit got 4th with a 175 foot pull. Theres another pull this next weekend so I got my weights on and looking into turning up injection pump added on a elec fuel pump and now running a k&n air filter
 

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Looks like you got a good running tractor there ......You know if you wanted to get rid of some weight on it you could take the wheel weights off and put a 44std front axle on it with steel center wheels should get you down below 10,000 pound.....just an idea nice video as well------> my Blood is Massey red as well :)
 

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Hey interested in talking to you about your massey! i also have a MH55 and tractor pull. shot me a message sometime corellr at gmail
 
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