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Bought a massey super 92 at an auction sale today..... been sitting under a tarp for 15+ years, home to a porcupine apparently. Paid $300 because:
#1 my grandpa was incredibly proud when he brought one home many many years ago.
#2 the thing is in incredibly good, complete and original condition.
I'll get some pics tomorrow... the plan is to wake it up from its 15+ year slumber and drive it the 6+ miles home [partly because I want to and partly because we dont have a trailer I think it will fit on]

I will keep you folks posted on how that goes for me if you like.

But the reason for the post is since my grandpa recently passed, I was hoping to glean any and all info about these combines I can while folks that know tidbits and may have operated them are still around. I want to carry this info forward to future generations and hopefully be able to run some material through this machine in the future.

Thanks all!
 

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If you are interested in a parts combine I have one with a factory cab that was running years ago when parked. A;so have a new straight cut reel stored in barn for sale.
 

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My Dad had one. I drove it a tiny bit. I have the sale brochure from a Super 92. There are some specs listed there. These brochures are available on ebay relatively cheap, if you are interested.
 

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Something about Super 92’s that invokes passion, it’s very interesting.
A local farmer harvests a small area with one every fall as part of a harvest wrap up party, never been but hear it’s quite a fun event!
Sure you will enjoy your new purchase!
 

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Thanks for the responses! It really means a lot... I didnt think it would mean so much to me when we bought it but I find I'm getting emotional thinking that I wish I could see grandpas response to our purchase and hearing some stories...

If you are interested in a parts combine I have one with a factory cab that was running years ago when parked. A;so have a new straight cut reel stored in barn for sale.
Where are you located?
The pickup header was included that appears to bolt onto the straight cut header... after we bought it the owner pointed us to a junk pile where the real was [which is in rebuildable condition]
But new is appealing if it's not too far away.

My Dad had one. I drove it a tiny bit. I have the sale brochure from a Super 92. There are some specs listed there. These brochures are available on ebay relatively cheap, if you are interested.
Thanks, I'll have to start checking!
 

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Please post some pics when you bring it home. My neighbor has one out back that still runs....a little far to come for parts as it's at Winnipeg. We bought a pair of JD 55 that have always been shedded....they need to get home too except they are 75 miles away so too far to drive.
 

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Something about Super 92’s that invokes passion, it’s very interesting.

I always thought so too! It was the big one! With the extra walker and the Chrysler 251 flat head six and the rad air intake that looked so much more modern than the straight up ones on the 90s. Dad had the straight 92 and it was the first combine I spent much time driving and fixing. We changed out the old 251 for the big 265 in hopes it would start better. As Anvil mentioned, the pickup bolted to the front edge of the straight header. The guards were still on the header where they didn't have to come off to mount the pickup. I had never seen anyone straight cut then and thought that would be a pretty cool way to harvest. Dad wound up in the hospital with a serious infection in his hand from a wood sliver in 1968, so I quit school to take the crop off with that 92. And do the chores and stack and haul all the feed for winter. Finished combining Dec 9th on the frost that year and drove the combine home 4 miles in the cold about 9 pm but we were done!

The Super 92 came with the 265 engine I believe
 

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super 92 should have the 265, the 92 maybe not, first ran one 50 years ago. overhauled a few engines, mainly because the shoe ran on bearings, when they go it knocks a hole in the air pipe.
 

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Pictures as it sat when I bought it... they drug it 8 feet out of the Bush and took the tarp off of it.

I have never encountered so much tar like [email protected] in a fuel system...
The fuel tank must have been full when parked... sediment bowl full of tar, along with fuel lines and carb bowl... all full of this sticky stinky tar....
Although I think it was better than having a empty fuel tank and getting moisture and condensation in everything, rusting it out.
The "tar" albeit a *itch to clean preserved the fuel system.
FYI acetone worked quite well in cutting that gunk.. 20190617_135813_1560819254077.jpg
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In taking the carb apart one of the floats had fuel in it...
Looked through my scrap... found a couple zeniths but were different floats.. so I thought .. what have I got to loose? If someone else soldered them up, why cant I!?
So I think it went ok.... soldered them up and dunked them in gas while I whip up a couple pizzas!! 20190617_180259_1560819666637.jpg 20190610_174551_1560819686931.jpg
 

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I spent my youth driving a massey harris 82, i still remember the exhaust note those flat head 6 cylinders made. freezing my ass off on an open station combine. i would miss the first few days of school combining into the night on those freaking slow monsters.
i have two in my machinery graveyard. farmers suffered on those guys, Not at all like today.
Even though my equipment is old i still feel the wonderment in having a cab with air conditioning. you haven't lived until you have harvested in the cold nights freezing your butt off getting the crop off.
I don't think it is legal to put a 10 year old on one of those in Sept on hills that make the ass end come up about 6 ft off the ground going down the hills steering by using those standard brakes, lol. Talk about an adrenaline rush, lol.
going to school in Saskatoon, the teacher ask what we did for summer vacation, they never believed me, lol.
Mine is still on the yard getting old like me
the top one was mine, the bottom one was my dads first combine a cockshutt 112. hard times but somehow good memories, almost like a badge of honor to lived it.
 

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Of all the different types of farm equipment, I want to restore a combine more than anything. Not many people restore them, and for some reason, a combine is a farmers pride and joy more so than any other type of equipment. Most old timers stories seem to revolve around harvest.
 

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I'm happy to have stoked up some old memories... be them good or bad!
It is true about the combine being the pride and joy of a farmer I believe.

So, it appears that my float resolder job worked, after being submerged for about an hour it was still empty... [it's all the time I had]

Though I may have spoken too soon about the tar gunk "preserving" the fuel system..... I got the carb back in [that's a job in and of itself!...]
And in scraping the gunk out of the sediment bowl my screwdriver pushed right through the top... it seems the old gas ate away at the pot metal that the sediment bowl top is made of...
So, I had to run home and "procure" one from another "resting" tractor.

Hopefully tomorrow I will hear that exhaust note!
 

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That thing has power steering, Luxury. Lol
Also i will post a pic when i get back to the farm, i have a brand new seat for that thing (lower part).
Yep it has that farting sound combined with a whine like i remembered.
 

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I hope your new project brings you as much enjoyment as it has for me. We used these machines on our farm before my time and my Grandfather had the massey dealer in Trochu, J.E. Frere & Sons so I know the feeling of paying tribute to those who farmed before us. Here is a few shots of my fleet (2 92's with pickups and a straight cut Super92) and a video of me straight cutting canola with my Super 92.
 

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