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Posted: 12/13/2013 1:24:42 PM
   

Downunder Masseys

Hi all, I don't want to hog the site with Aussie Massies, but there may be a couple of variants you don't get to see over in the fatherland. I will attach a pic of a styled pacemaker with a different radiator casting. Obviously the Australian distributors wanted something a little different. Regards Buck

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Posted: 12/13/2013 3:12:37 PM
   

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Very very nice Buck, One of those radiator top tanks would fit well into the cast iron memorabilia thread. I have started a collection of the various Wallis and M-H cast iron radiator castings and one of these would be very welcome if you come across one in a scrap pile. Please keep posting away with all your variations down under, for us on these cold winter days it's good to see more participation on here around the world, guess you are enjoying plenty of sunshine? Malcolm.


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Posted: 12/13/2013 4:12:37 PM
   

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Very nice Pacemaker, Buck! Like Malcolm said, keep on posting!!


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Posted: 12/13/2013 5:52:57 PM
   

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Thanks JWB and Malcolm. It currently about 30 deg Celsius here today. Typical Aussie Christmas stormy weather. Currently setting up my shed as a museum. I have an affection for the pacemaker, my grandfather purchased one brand new in 1938 and it is still on the farm today. The only tractor ever used on the farm. Very much original condition. We use it to pull trees, cut firewood and crack grain, hence I now have 4 styled one with Sunshine on the radiator and 1 unstyled, . Apparently pretty rare over here.


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Posted: 12/14/2013 2:05:58 AM
   

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Buck,

Would love to see some more pictures of the downunder Masseys!

The sheet metal of a 745 massey can be so different than the 44s over here in the states.  I have even seem some channel frame rails (which I have heard didn't hold up well at all) as compared to the cast tub frame.

Please post away!
 

Drew



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Posted: 12/14/2013 9:42:03 AM
   

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I, too, want to welcome Aussie to the site.  It is always fun to see what is on the other side of the world!  It is definitely becoming a smaller planet every year.

Here is something that showed up on my doorstep the other day. Looks to be used very little.  It becomes a very nice Christmas present even if it is to myself!! 

I obviously know it is a binder board and  it came from down under but what is the blue stamp printed on the metal? Would it have been a war stamp? Is it a metal processing stamp?  Aussie and I have already talked about it but he might want to add his two cents.   It is large and has nice detail but I can not identify our Queen by her picture!?!?!?

Hopefully, someone might know a little history about the stamp, its purpose, etc.

Thanks in advance!!  Enjoy.

JWB - My paragraphs work fine!?!?!?

Gary


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Posted: 12/14/2013 2:14:31 PM
   

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Hi Drew, I have seen a few of the 745S tractors out here with the channel frame (similar to my 81), but as yet don't have one in my collection. They were not popular over here for some reason...maybe their strength? Buck

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Posted: 12/14/2013 2:32:41 PM
   

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I will attach a pic of a new acquisition. I recently got a hold of a 55K (of which there are many around my area on the Darling Downs), but this has had a early transplant with an R model Perkins, giving something around the 90-100 horse power. The conversion was done locally and very professionally, including adding 4" into the chassis and onto the bonnet. I assume this was done elsewhere around the world. The engine is seized and a work in progress. I also have the original kerosene engine which will run. I already have a 55K on rubbers and 1 on steels, so I thought this would make a nice change.

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Posted: 12/14/2013 2:44:43 PM
   

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Drew,

Just to clear things up:

The MH 744 only ever had cast iron chassis with Perkins P6 engine

The MH 745 had a cast iron chassis with Perkins L4 engine

The MH 745S had a channel steel frame chassis with Perkins L4 engine.  This was prone to breaking away from the transmission fix points and so a modification became available - essentailly a triangular frame to place in the angle of the chassis and the transmission junction.  These mods are quite commonly seen at our rallies so it must have been quite an extensive problem

John


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Posted: 12/14/2013 2:47:49 PM
   

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Buck,

Never seen one with such an engine over here but we do occasionally see 55s that have had a Perkins P6 engine fitted; also the 201s and 203s

John


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