George 2 Posted October 26, 2017 Share Posted October 26, 2017 11 hours ago, Loadstar said: Yes, I remember helping my dad pull the engine out of the Massey Harris 60 after removing the right side tire. I don't recall the 510 V8 being noisy, probably got little heat through the firewall. I could have opened the window and put my hand on the carburetor it was so close. Luckily it had a very good and trouble free air conditioning system on it. I did have the Perkins 354 in the 550 which was really just a 510 with some different sheet metal. That engine was a tight fit. I know I wanted to replace a leaking valve cover gasket one time and found I could not remove the cover without lifting the cab. I gave up on the idea. The 550 is long gone but I've still got the new gasket if anybody needs one :-) Back in 1975 I would say that these 7 series Masseys were the most popular combine in the area. Initially there were a lot of 750/760 combines sold in my area. But as time wore on that changed. After 1978 when the 1480 was introduced several were traded in on 1480 combines. Some 750's also traded in on 1460's. Once the 1600 series came out the Masseys pretty well disappeared from this area and their market was split between CIH and JD. There is only one relatively new Massey now in our area. I know of at least of 5 newer CIH and 5 newer JDs in my local area (5 miles radius). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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