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Posted: 8/11/2017 8:51:46 AM
   

Power Unit.

During conversation whilst looking over an Unstyled 25 power unit exhibited at the 2013 Massey Expo in Paisley Ontario, the connection was made to a surviving Styled 25 Power Unit sitting with a collector in Ontario which had spent its working life driving a sawmill. 
Over the remaining months of 2103 a deal was secured and the collection of the Power Unit arranged for our Annual Massey Trip in 2014 prior to the Expo in Rushville Indiana.
After meeting John in Toronto airport off we went in our hire truck, soon experiencing the air conditioning was NOT working, windows open for some fresh air. We met up with the local Massey Collector who put me in touch with this rare piece and off to see it for the first time, we soon had it loaded with some mechanical aid, of course passing by "The Home of Massey" Newcastle, Ontario on the famous 401, we had to call in at The Massey Restaurant for our afternoon coffee and cake.
The Unit was then dropped of with Terry Danson for shipping together with several other of our items to Lyn Jones in South Wales whenever his next container was leaving Canada.
Finally the container arrived across here in November 2014, so an early morning journey across country from Eastern England to West Wales, meeting up with John there before the containers arrival. All hands on deck to assist Lyn and his team unloading then head in our separate directions loaded with treasures.
That's a brief history of twelve months and the following June I got round to mounting it onto the M-H steel wheel running gear previously bought in an Ontario auction, the cleaning up and mechanical restoration started in readiness for a Massey featured show in Norfolk June 2015 during the time of the Massey Collectors visiting here from the USA, I know Joe enjoyed the journey to Norfolk following the trailer with the Power Unit on.
Now we fast forward to this past month and finally the mechanical restoration moves forward to the first run a couple of weekends ago.

Attached are a few photographs of Power Unit Serial Number 40077 and its dramatic journey of change over the past three years.

Malcolm.




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Posted: 8/11/2017 10:59:23 PM
   

RE:Power Unit.

Malcolm,

I am glad to see you got it running! Now you need to put an overhead line shaft in the rafters with drop down belts to all your tractors so you will only need to start this power unit and bump start all the others...

Here is a link to your video for all others to enjoy...

Click here  

   https://youtu.be/C0mm25U9Dgo 

Joe


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Posted: 8/13/2017 1:37:01 AM
   

RE:Power Unit.

Or you could drive all of M-H barn machinery off a line shaft driven by it. We are all full of ideas for you to try Malcolm!!!!! Alan


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Posted: 8/13/2017 12:35:16 PM
   

RE:Power Unit.

Hi Malcolm, All,
Sounds lovely 👍
Do you know how many of these stationary power units were made, and over what period? Im guessing these are very rare these days no? 
Cherrs Jon. 


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Posted: 8/13/2017 12:46:57 PM
   

RE:Power Unit.

Malcolm,

It grieves me to hear these folks giving you and your engine work!!

May I suggest that a better way for you to enjoy it is to park it beneath your bedroom window and each night put jut enough fuel in it to run for 15 minutes, start it and go to sleep with that wonderful sound saturating your ears and brain.  Heaven? 

John


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