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Posted: 5/17/2017 2:47:19 AM
   

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What a beauty, you have certainly been busy these past few weeks Buck and preserved all that wonderful patina and put it back into good running order, well done.
As Gary says the decals which we don't see over here with H V McKay all add to the beauty, you mention the tyre decal on the tool box lid, I have not seen that before would it be possible for you to post a photo sometime please.

Enjoy the show.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 5/17/2017 3:49:06 AM
   

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Buck,

Now that's what I call a real tractor and a piece of real history!

Nothing more to be said!

John


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Posted: 5/17/2017 4:37:04 AM
   

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Buck,

What a lovely tractor you have there. What a diffence in the before and after photos. You must have put a lot of work into that tractor.

Malcolm

We went to see a Collection in Buckinghamshire with the Ferguson Club some years ago and there was a Pacemaker there with the decals I think on the tool box or on the mudguard (fender) giving the tyre pressures. I hadn't seen it before. I will look for the photo that I took of it but not sure if I will be able to find it.

Alan


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Posted: 5/18/2017 5:56:55 AM
   

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HI Malcolm,  I have attached the remnants of the tyre decal on the inside of the toolbox lid for you. A few questions come to mind.  

1...why place a tyre decal on a steel wheel tractor?
2..Is it because there are no mud guards (fenders) that they hide the decal, which are usally on the fenders

Points to ponder.  Regards Buck

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Posted: 5/18/2017 7:14:04 AM
   

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Many thanks Buck, another confirmation for me of a piece of "U" frame Massey history, back in the 1980's someone here in UK ordered a red Pacemaker decal set from the USA, when it arrived this decal was in the set and they did not know where to place it on the tractor, they contacted me and I could not answer their question, our conclusion at that time was the decal had been put in the set from a different make of tractor, well its only taken 30 years to get this confirmed as genuine, many thanks for that all the way from Australia, also a big plus to the use of this website, otherwise I may never of known the answer.

Now you have more questions which we can't answer today, hopefully the answers will come from somewhere in less time, but just goes to show if you wait long enough it comes to you.

Many thanks,
Malcolm.


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Posted: 5/18/2017 3:16:24 PM
   

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Hi Malcolm,  I am more thank happy to help, particularly you learned gentlemen. To add more confusion, our original family styled pacemaker on steels, which is still on the farm does not have this decal. Just goes to show, just as your answer 1 question, 3 more pop up. That makes life interesting......more research.  Buck 


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Posted: 7/31/2017 6:06:53 AM
   

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New addition to the stable.  Just found a nice original 44K Special.  These are pretty well sought after down here. Not many around.  I havent seen this one in the flesh as yet, but the photos appear to show a very original model.  It looks like a pair of front tyres and leave original.  Will be travelling down to pick it up in a few weeks. Did all of the Specials have the unusually seat frame? Regards  Buck.

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Posted: 7/31/2017 6:38:37 AM
   

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Interesting to see the tractor fitted with your Aussies style rear wheels just as we in Uk fitted UK wheels to many imported MH tractors - but not always.  Also the large Aussie air cleaner - you must be more dusty down under than in N America?? Can you get us a pic of the front wheels please?

Nice find and those Specials are not all that common in the USA as far as I am aware from our visits to shows there

John


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Posted: 7/31/2017 6:52:49 AM
   

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HI John, The front wheels appear to be the same as i have on both of my 745 tractors.  Typical heavy cast, but not a split rim.  If they are any different when i pick it up, ill send a pic through.  The VOX concertina air cleaners appear on all the Masseys down here from the 81 series right through to the 745's.  It never rains down under. Hope this helps. Buck

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Posted: 7/31/2017 7:31:10 AM
   

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Not certain but something tells me that they are not N American front wheels??????

John


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