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Found the info. the engine used was a Chrysler 170 cu.in. 6 cyl. The 300 used a Chrysler 225 cu.in. 6 cyl. and a optional Perkins 203 cu.in. 4cyl. The 410 used a GM 292 cu.in. 6 cyl. and optional Perkins 300 cu.in. 4 cyl. The 510 used GM 327 cu.in V8 and optional Perkins 354 cu.in. 6 cyl.
Thanks. I've seen and even ran a few 510s and a 410. Have yanked a few 327s out of 510s. A friend of mine used to run them in combine derbies. Used to see a lot of MF machines around. Would say it was half Massey and half others.

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Covering a couple of questions -



Yes, cabs were optional. We had a pair of 205s without cabs, and a pair with cabs.



As kids, the ones without cabs were cool. My brother and I would climb up the ladder when the combine was moving. (They were incredibly slow) We could climb up over the back of the seat and sit in the hopper. We sometimes even climbed over the engine, opened the back hatch, and watch the straw walkers work.



(Yes, I know it wasn't safe. But we were expendable and usually unsupervised)




The engines on all of the ones we had were the Chrysler slant 6. They always seemed to run well. I don't recall ever having engine problems except for typical points/plugs.



The capacity was very low. I recall my Uncle once saying that you had to set a post next to the thing to make sure you were moving.



If you pushed it a little, the threshing fan housing would fill up with grain.





If you guys are interested in more pictures I'll try to dig some up.

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Found the info. the engine used was a Chrysler 170 cu.in. 6 cyl. The 300 used a Chrysler 225 cu.in. 6 cyl. and a optional Perkins 203 cu.in. 4cyl. The 410 used a GM 292 cu.in. 6 cyl. and optional Perkins 300 cu.in. 4 cyl. The 510 used GM 327 cu.in V8 and optional Perkins 354 cu.in. 6 cyl.

The last 510 gassers used the GM 350 ci.in V8. My family purchased one around 1975. We would have rather had a diesel, but would have had to order one. Combines of all brands were evidently scare in our area of Ohio at that particular time so we bought the 510 gas to ensure we’d have a combine. It was a great combine for us. The 205 is certainly a cute little machine.
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The last 510 gassers used the GM 350 ci.in V8. My family purchased one around 1975. We would have rather had a diesel, but would have had to order one. Combines of all brands were evidently scare in our area of Ohio at that particular time so we bought the 510 gas to ensure wed have a combine. It was a great combine for us. The 205 is certainly a cute little machine.
The 350 was the replacement engine for the older ones as well. GM stoped the the 327 in 69 I believe. The combine engine was the "industrial" version. Most had steel cranks,small valve heads and small lift cams. Always wanted to run a 510 with the governor un hooked just to see what would happen. Lol.
Agreed that 205 looks pretty neat.
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