Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw
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Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #1

Gold Boarder
On the Massey Ferguson with saw attachment, there is a tiny small spiral spring (diameter less than the one of a ball pen and much longer, of course) which is connected between a small transmission at the vehicle and the saw in order to make it rotate, when tractor is moved.


My model's one is missing...


I neither could find a repro in the internet, nor was successful to reproduce one by the material, a normal household would deliver.

Can someone help?
Last Edit: 4 years, 3 months ago by Insightman.

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #2

Platinum Boarder
Parts not availble for this toy but Kees may be able to come up with a solution for you. He is the Corgi Code three builder here. Maybe Corgi Crosseyed has and anwer as well.

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #3

Platinum Boarder
Thanks Jim!


I am not into tracktors, but try to make some pictures of the model. If it does not exist, it can be made! What is the Corgi number ?

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #4

Gold Boarder
Its the #73.


Problem is to find an appropriate wire, because it needs a certain strength in order to resist a certain distortion, when operated...

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #5

Platinum Boarder
I correct my last answer as the number 73 does have the driver avaliable as a spare part.
The part looks like a very long spring. I don't know where you would find something like that. Maybe in a box at a toy fair?

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #6

Platinum Boarder
Ok , try to make some pictures, from the trajectory of where the spring goes.

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #7

Moderator
Hello Wolfgang,


I found this photo on the net.


I think I can help you out with a spring of that length.


I know I have one at my work, so I shall find it this coming Monday






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Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #8

Platinum Boarder
Must be from a very long ballpoint pen Theo.......
Last Edit: 4 years, 3 months ago by Keesie.

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #9

Moderator
Not from a ballpoint, but from a stapler

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #10

Gold Boarder
That could work.


Question is whether in case the diameter does not suit (has to move through this tiny little guide pin) one can flatten it and re- wind it. From my memory, those springs do not like that procedure.
Last Edit: 4 years, 3 months ago by Insightman.

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #11

Platinum Boarder
It reminds me of the flexible rod for net curtains. Strip off the outer plastic coating and gently stretch to get the same effect?

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #12

Moderator
Here is a photo of the spring. The diameter of a loop is 5mm (is loop the right word?)






Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #13

Gold Boarder
The spring is guided by an eyelet.


From measuring the eyelet of my tractor, the spring may not exceed a diameter of 2mm...

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #14

Moderator
Wolfgang,
can you show a photo of the section where the spring has to be attached?
Last Edit: 4 years, 3 months ago by RoutemasterNL.

Re: Massey Ferguson 165 tractor with saw 4 years, 3 months ago #15

Gold Boarder
Photo 1 shows the pin at the transmission, photo 2 the pin at the saw, photo 3 the eyelet.

I evaluate the stapler idea as the best fit in relevance to those things one could find in a household.

Think I can buy one in one of these 1€ shops.

Can you evaluate, whether this spring can be pulled flat and rewinded to a smaller diameter?





Last Edit: 4 years, 3 months ago by Insightman.
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