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    Default 1950's Massey Harris 30 gr wont start ?

    My 1950s Massey Harris has sat unused for nearly a year and I went out yesterday to start it up and found my fuel filter split in two. I have replaced that, charged the battery and im still not getting anything, not even the click of the starter. Its brand new gas and the fluids have all been replaced. Any pointers or ideas would be greatly appriciated.

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    Bad gas, drain and refill may have to rebuild carb;
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    Would that prevent it from even attempting to turn over, and I have drained and put brand new gas in this morning with no luck.

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    check bat connections and grounds
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    I have taken the battery off for the night due to the cold nights and to see if charging it wil make the difference, I will try wire brushing the conections in the morning and making sure they are tight thanks

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    Default Re: 1950's Massey Harris 30 gr wont start ?

    Make sure the engine is not seized by turning it over by hand.

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    Mike R, I am new to all this, however I know I do not have the hand crank for this tractor, the crank hole I assume would be right in the front is that correct?

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    And how hard would it be to find a hand crank ?

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    You are correct with the location of the hole. You can farbricate a hand crank easily. I would not recomend doing it that way unless you have been shown how to do it properly.

    I would say kill the spark to the engine and leave it off. Put thr tractor in gear and rock it back and forth. You should be able to move it and see the fan blade turning.

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