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Thread: Massey Ferguson 135 Restoration

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    Massey Ferguson 135 Restoration

    Hi Everyone,
    I've just bought a 1969 Massey Ferguson 135, straight axle, square arches (pictures to come). I want to restore it to useable and tidy condition, not pristine but very tidy. It been sat outside for 10 years without being started or moved. This is where I need help, should I go all out and rebuild the engine fully or should I give her a decent service and give her a go? The previous owner said it ran very well when it was put away but that was a long time ago. I don't know how good this Perkins engines are but I've heard they are bomb proof. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Restoration

    I would give it a good service oils filters etc and see how it runs. Give it a good work out and go from there

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    Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Restoration

    If it's been outside for that length of time, there is almost certainly water in the transmission - either having got past the boots on the gear levers, or simply by condensation.

    If you run the tractor with water in the transmission oil, you'll end up with an emulsion which will be difficult to remove coz it will tend to stick to the underside of the covers as well as elsewhere. Note that the trannie has two drain plugs.

    JV
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    Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Restoration

    Thanks for the replies, I was going to start with doing all the fluids, filters etc first, then clean up the fuel system and then have a go at starting her.
    The wheel rims and arches are badly corroded, does anyone know the best place to get replacements, either referbs or new?

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