Massey Harris Pony Renovation.

alleyyooper

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Farther than I would have taken it. Lots of work really.

When I did my Pony I only had a 35mm SLR camera and my daughter was around 12. today she in in her 40's and has 2 daughters and a son.

Man didn't relize it was so long ago.



:D Al
 

Jonnyboy

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Farther than I would have taken it. Lots of work really.

When I did my Pony I only had a 35mm SLR camera and my daughter was around 12. today she in in her 40's and has 2 daughters and a son.

Man didn't relize it was so long ago.



:D Al
At my age Al it’s the one and only time I will be doing the job to this level so I thought I would go the whole hog and get all the crap off. I don’t think this old girl has had a re coat before so the paintwork had to come off. Who would have thought 30;years ago we would be taking photos with a mobile or I Pad . How times change. It was interesting yesterday when I was laying under the transmission cleaning more crap off I noticed the oil level plug with an arrow pointing towards it. The words ‘Oil Level’ were in French and English which tells me the casing was manufactured in Canada and not France. I don’t see the French going to the trouble of putting any other language on materials and products especially back in the fifties...
 

Jonnyboy

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I still take my pictures with a camera have two cannons a 812S with zoom lens and a cannon T6 rebal with 2 lenes.

:D Al
As they say in those baking programmes in the UK Al here’s one I did earlier. Just spent the weekend putting an base undercoat on one wheel and finish sanding down the other. Now both rear wheels have the first undercoat. Phew. !!
 

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Just a quick progress report on the Pony renovation. Both rear wheels are primed awaiting the base coat. Today after a slight lull I have finished the prep on one front wheel which is also primed . I have also removed the Hydraulic lift valve/ram which requires a overhaul as there appears to be a leak on the unit. Now finding an overhaul kit here in France is proving to be akin to looking for rocket horse shit. If anybody has any ideas It would be much appreciated..It’s Christmas Eve here in rural France so Merry Christmas everybody. and a Happy and healthy New Year.
 

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Jonnyboy

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Looking good there.
The cylinder rebuild kit is goijng to be tough to rebuild even here in the states.

:D Al
That’s what I was thinking Al. There is Pony over here in a tractor grave yard so I will have to see if the cylinder is still there.
 

alleyyooper

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Many of the cylinders use O rings for seals. May want to take it down and see if that is the case then shop for just O rings of the size that fit, rather than a kit.


:D Al
 
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