MASSEY FERGUSON 165 & MASSEY 3-TON TRAILER NEARING COMPLETION OF FULL RESTORATIONS BY AFS SERVICES
The 165 has had many new components fitted, new clutch, gearbox seals etc, and the tinwork has been resprayed. New main wiring loom, together with front and rear lighting looms were fitted, as were new lights and battery leads.
Some work remained to be done when this picture was taken, including new wheels and tyres and exhaust, number plate and seat.
Below are some pictures taken during the trailer restoration
1. Original condition
2. The degree of corrosion to the deck frame meant that it had to be completely re-made.
3. New deck under construction.
4. Chassis receiving first primer
5. Chassis after second grey coat.
6. Starting to board out the trailer with the Keruing
hardwood boards as would have been used originally.
MASSEY FERGUSON 35 4-CYLINDER 1958
COMPLETE REBUILD BY AFS SERVICES
This diesel 35 was completely seized when it arrived. The engine was rebuilt, involving new pistons, rings, liners etc. the crank was re-ground with oversize shells fitted, valves reground, new waterpump, oil pump, timing chain, dynamo, starter etc etc.... The injector pump and injectors were serviced.
A number of replacement secondhand parts were sourced such as fuel tank, radiator, battery cradle.
In addition, many parts were made on site, in particular; throttle linkages, fuel lines.... and of course the wiring loom and battery leads.
Lights have subsequently been fitted.
1. Tractor as it arrived. Engine seized, Rear wheels seized, and very much showing the signs of having been left out in the rain for many years.
2. Everything rusted solid - even both gear levers.
3. Head off, assessing the damage.
4. Back axle and differential being stripped down.
5. Most components were resprayed individually.
6 & 7. First grey coat goes on.
8. New tyres finishes things off.
Below are a few pictures of a rather sick 3-cyl 35, the engine of which I have now re-built and is running beautifully. It was worked on at the owner's premises. The engine had been partially stripped down some years ago, and as you can see from the pictures, corrosion had badly affected the crank bearings. Apart from sorting this, the deeply scored liners were replaced, as were the pistons, rings and various other components.
I had feared that the injectors had suffered from being left exposed to the damp, but like a true Perkins, it fired straight up as soon as the system had been bled through!
........and a couple of recent 'hedgerow finds', a Ferguson TEA and an Allis WC.
I have not yet decided what to do with the Ferguson, it is complete, having been driven to this spot and just left there. The tin work is badly corroded as one would expect, but the mechanics are in surprisingly good order. I will have to decide whether to restore it or break for components - which I would check, clean, prime / paint and re-sell.
Some work done recently on the panels of a MF390.......