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Re: 1972 Massey Ferguson 175

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DavidP, South Wales

08-29-2012 02:07:53

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Hello Duane,
Here is a photo of the Response quadrant showing the dipstick.
DavidP, South Wales

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Duane Douglas

08-29-2012 19:34:17

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 Re: 1972 Massey Ferguson 175 in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 08-29-2012 02:07:53  

Thanks. That is one clean tractor. From the looks of it, restored to show room condition. My dad used to say to me, "If it were a snake it would have bit you." This is a great resource. I appreciate your help. Now that we've found the dip stick and determined that the hyd fluid is full, perhaps I could enlist your help solving another problem. I'll create another post to discuss my next issue.

Off topic question of interest regarding South Wales, I assume South Wales is your home. My great grandfather, David Jones is from Leanshyod, Derbyshire, North Wales. My great grandmother, Mary Ann Wyatt is from Geomarganshire, Mountain Ash, South Wales.

Thanks, again for your help. DD

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Roy in UK

08-30-2012 05:56:35

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 Re: 1972 Massey Ferguson 175 in reply to Duane Douglas, 08-29-2012 19:34:17  
I think you mean Denbighshire. Derbyshire is in England. The other word you are after, the county containing Mountain Ash is Glamorganshire.
Sorry to be pedantic but I am half Welsh!

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Duane Douglas

08-30-2012 15:16:22

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 Re: 1972 Massey Ferguson 175 in reply to Roy in UK, 08-30-2012 05:56:35  

Thanks for your input. It appears I couldn't read my grandmother's hand and appreciate your help. There is reference to another place, I assume, close to Mountain Ash, Penrheivceiber (?). Thanks for the insight, now I have a better understanding of myself - I have Welsh in my veins. Have a quality day. DD

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DavidP, South Wales

08-30-2012 07:49:03

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 Re: 1972 Massey Ferguson 175 in reply to Roy in UK, 08-30-2012 05:56:35  
Hi, a new one on me but I expect you are right Roy. Mountain Ash is about 35 miles from me.
Seems that the Welsh went to a lot of places doing 'missionary work'!!!!!

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Duane Douglas

08-30-2012 15:43:28

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 Re: 1972 Massey Ferguson 175 in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 08-30-2012 07:49:03  

Interesting to learn you're close to Mountain Ash. It appears I can't read my grandmother's hand. Not sure of the spelling (Le or Ll)anshyod, does not ring any bells? Sometime ago I had the pleasure of meeting a Brit on "missionary work". We had a nice visit and shared family history. When the gentleman learned I am Scotch, Scotch/Irish, and Welsh, he said to me in his best Brit, "My what a bloody mix you are."

Perhaps you'll be able to point me in the right direction solving my next issue on the MF 175. After it warms to operating temps it is unable to lift any attachments. Thanks for your help and look forward to your reply. DD

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