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Antique Massey Harris Tractor: Massey Harris Pacer No. 16

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The Pacer sold between 1954 and 1957 and was equipped with a Continental 4-cylinder 90 CID engine. The front and rear axles were adjustable for row crop work.

Massey Harris Pacer No. 16 Tractor

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Ida Red wrote on Friday, September 06, 2013 (PDT):
  • Who has some info on a MH Pony #14.
    Ida Red wrote on Thursday, September 05, 2013 (PDT):
  • Can anyone provide me with all the # 16 MH Pony serial numbers from 1954 to 1957. Thanks so much.
    Roy Bradshaw wrote on Saturday, August 31, 2013 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know if A 1954 #16 massey Harris pacer was painted green and yellow from the factor
    PJ wrote on Friday, January 27, 2012 (PST):
  • i have a m/h pacer 4 cyclinder gas engine I love my tractor it s my very first i ever owed me and my longer son LiL PJ we was fixing it I need a waterpump for it new or used if anybody know s where i can get one or i will sale it for the right price ireally want to keep it. PS Thank s for your help
    PJ wrote on Thursday, January 26, 2012 (PST):
  • i have a m/h pacer 4 cyclinder gas engine I love my tractor it s my very first i ever owed me and my longer son LiL PJ we was fixing it I need a waterpump for it new or used if anybody know s where i can get one or i will sale it for the right price ireally want to keep it. PS Thank s for your help
    jw wrote on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 (PST):
  • i have a pacer.. runs great.. looks great with plow. an culivater. will sell . 1256 597 3181
    james willmon wrote on Friday, July 15, 2011 (PDT):
  • i have a pacer mf no 16 dont know year seriel is pga52387. i have plow culivater an mower in good cond. like to sell or trade . thanks in ala.
    jackie bragg wrote on Friday, December 17, 2010 (PST):
  • does a massey harris pacer on a 6volt system wire positive to ground
    Jackie Bragg wrote on Friday, December 10, 2010 (PST):
  • I have a 1956 Pacer I have cleaned and painted it new decals--It had a belly mower with it I have seen pictures with a scrape blade under the belly ---does anyone know where yo get one
    Eugene Hornbeck wrote on Sunday, December 05, 2010 (PST):
  • I have a 1956 Pacer all orginal with orginal tires, 14 inch 2 way plows, front mounted snow blade, cultivators, 6ft. side mower with all orginal gards, orginal 1 row corn planter, all orginal owners manual for all equipment. Tractor runs great. Used often for my farm work.
    Jim Huber wrote on Friday, October 08, 2010 (PDT):
  • we have a Pacer and a single bottom rear mounted plow. we seem to be missing the hardware at the front of the plow beam. The bracket or linkage is the part that pulls the plow. any one with digital photos would really appreciate receiving them to get us started. thanks in advance, Sincerely, Jim
    Danny Jarrett wrote on Monday, December 07, 2009 (PST):
  • Would like to find a Massey Harris Pacer rolling drive train, engine not needed. Please call 304-997-5405
    Gary Hooker wrote on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 (PST):
  • My brother has two Massey Harris Pacers for sale. He also has some equipment to go with them. They are not running and are all original. Call him at 423 306-3121 or you can answer me at my email address; gahr at
    james willmon wrote on Friday, October 23, 2009 (PDT):
  • i have a pacer no 16 runs great i am lookig for a cluth an presser plate any one know where i can get one my tractor is a 52 or 53 i was told thanks,
    geo White wrote on Sunday, June 28, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a massey-harris-ferguson Pacer tractor, 1957, #16, has a 5 foot syckle bar, hydraulic operated, 2 circuits, for sale, with parts list history. offers
    d.sanford wrote on Sunday, December 09, 2007 (PST):
  • looking for quadrant and lever for Pacer 2 bottom plow mounted underneath back,anywhere thanks,Dave
    todd veinot wrote on Thursday, October 11, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have 1954 pacer all comeplete
    Chris Penton wrote on Friday, October 05, 2007 (PDT):
  • Looking for engine parts for a Y91 Continental engine in a Massey Harris Pacer #16 Please help
    Ronnie wrote on Thursday, September 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have two masseys and I think one is a pacer and the other is a pony. The serial number for one is pga53317 and the other is pga17915. Could anyone tell me what I have
    Alvin McLellan wrote on Sunday, April 08, 2007 (PDT):
  • My Dad had one of these when i was a wee boy. It was his only tractor! First tractor i ever drove, drove it right into the garage cuz i could nt reach the clutch! I have a 30 and a 33 massey would love to find a pacer. Pretty rare nowadays! Keep up the good work!
    Kaaren wrote on Monday, October 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a front end loader on my tractor. I am interested in selling it now. Have not had any use for it for 5 years.
    kenny wrote on Monday, September 11, 2006 (PDT):
  • looking for a pacer any shape pa 814 832 3535
    Al wrote on Sunday, August 27, 2006 (PDT):
  • I need plows for my Pacer. Does anyone have any for sale? Has anyone on here converted one for three point hitch?
    kenny wrote on Tuesday, May 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • hello looking to buy a pacer please email me if u have one for sale
    Danny Rhodes wrote on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a manual hand crank for my Pacer. Anyone with one or knows anyone with one that wants to get rid of it, please email me.
    Jick Reese wrote on Sunday, March 26, 2006 (PST):
  • My father is rebuilding his Massey-Harris pacer, we have no # except Y91 on the engine. Looking for manifold, radiator and sheet metal, new or used
    alvin wrote on Monday, January 02, 2006 (PST):
  • My Pacer #16 has a front loader. Any front loaders out there? I hope this is the year to restore my Massey. Any one with a good rearend housing and some sheet metal parts please email me.
    R. W. Jones wrote on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 (PDT):
  • Have M-H Pacer with mower,cultivators,plow&disk,have mowed and raked hay showed and pulled it
    Michael wrote on Saturday, June 18, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a very nice MH Pacer 1954 most all orginal with a snow blade and a belly mower. Best offer $2500 New York area
    Michael wrote on Saturday, June 18, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a very nice MH Pacer 1954 most all orginal with a snow blade and a belly mower. Best offer $2500
    RALPH wrote on Monday, May 16, 2005 (PDT):
    ralph wrote on Saturday, April 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a no.16 and on the plate it has massey-harris -ferguson limited,I was told by a dealer who sold mhf it was a 1957,and it has a continental Y91,L-HEAD,4CYL.vertical because the pacer it's a Y90,I would like to know why they leave out feruson,any info well help. thanks Ralph
    David Bowes wrote on Saturday, April 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • does anyone have a wiring diagram for for M/H Pacer 6 volt tractor that they can email me. I'm tring to lick a charging problem. thanks, David B
    DK Roberts wrote on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 (PDT):
  • anyone with pony or pacer parts for sale i am looking for numerous parts please feel free to email me ttpilot at thanks
    DOUG wrote on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 (PDT):
  • am looking for pacer parts anyone with pacer or pony parts for sale please email me thanks
    steve stegall wrote on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST):
  • I have purchased what I think is a pacer 16 there are no numbers How can I ID my tractor? I have found some numbers under the seat, to the side, however the set of #'s start with a 8 and not a 5 and I know the starting serial #'s start with a 5 HELP
    allen taylor wrote on Thursday, March 17, 2005 (PST):
  • looking for manifold for a massey harris pacer
    Laura Watson, P.E. wrote on Monday, January 10, 2005 (PST):
  • Does anyone have a MH Pony or a Pacer for sale, in fair to good condition. VERY INTERESTED in purchasing working, small size antique tractor and implements.
    Karen Price wrote on Friday, September 24, 2004 (PDT):
  • On the Pacer #16, does anyone know how many of these tractors were produced? at years of production is a short time, and I would like more history. Thanks.
    Glenn Rowland wrote on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a pacer forsale everything works good call 912-375-7371
    dennis wrote on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 (PDT):
  • Auction off a Massey Pacer in excellent condition on eBay from Aug19/03 to Aug 26/03. Item# 2552638092
    Joe wrote on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 (PDT):
  • Did the Pacer have a pto 3 pt hitch and if not was there one available for this tractor.
    farrell connelley wrote on Saturday, June 28, 2003 (PDT):
    Ken Cross wrote on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 (PDT):
  • how do you hook up ground plow seems i havemissing parts
    glenn callender wrote on Sunday, April 27, 2003 (PDT):
  • i got one and it look good and i love it. just like new.glenn
    Peter wrote on Saturday, November 16, 2002 (PST):
  • Can someone help me? I am looking for a detailed picture of the left side of the engine/collector of MH Pacemaker. I hope someone can help me because i'm restoring this old machine ;) thanks anyway!
    a driesse wrote on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 (PDT):
  • could I plunk a pacer engine in a pony without major modifications??
    Jody wrote on Thursday, August 15, 2002 (PDT):
  • Well where do I start?Ok I have done lots of searching into the Pacer # 16 which I own have found out lots of thing.Every place I looked for info on the age no body was sure they said they only built them a short time.Well I found some one who knew he was a dealer in the late 40's and now his grandson and son run the dealership.He told me that Massey only offered the Pacer for 2 years which was 54&55 he even dug up his archives for me.They where the original priceing books for the dealers.That tell them price of tractor plus how much each option cost so they could tell the customer how much the tractor was going to cost.Well maybe I'm wrong but I needed to get that off my chest because that little wonder of a machine I've been with for 33 years now and it has never said no to anything that I have asked from it from plowing snow to bailng hay to plowing fields(not big ones).My grandfather purchased it for his little farm the spring of 54 it never saw the show room it was shipped directly to the farm and was preped there and in use that day pulling a speed sprayer.Alright I stop now thanks for reading what I wrote sorry it was so long.
    Robert Bryson wrote on Thursday, July 25, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a massey-harris (pacer) need (2) brake shoes & linings, also (4) springs for brake shoes
    Robert Bryson wrote on Thursday, July 25, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a massey-harris (pacer). Any parts out there. Thanks
    don wrote on Sunday, June 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • i have 4 excellent working pacers .2 are original owners.all kinds of equipment. i live in nova scotia and welcome all lookers and buyers.come and browse, makes a great day of looking and i talk like i was innoculated with a gramaphone needle .stale coffe always available. don
    Bill Gilbert wrote on Friday, June 14, 2002 (PDT):
  • twelve years ago I purchased what was believed to be a Massey Harris 33 Have kept it inside, and used it to plow snow and skid logs, pull stumps and excavate with the hydraulic bucket mounted on it does anyone have any info on the 33 if there was such a tractor? anyone interested in obtaining it>
    Mary Ann wrote on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have one of these that needs a new home. Works and has lotta accessories. Am clearing farm barn and need help figuring out where/how/how much to sell it asap for space. Thanks, Mary Ann
    gary wrote on Sunday, April 07, 2002 (PDT):
  • I am currently looking at a massey harris pacer. It comes with snow plow, cultivator, a single 12 plow runs great and its in very good condition. The guy is asking 3,500 is that a fair price.
    chris cowen wrote on Monday, January 28, 2002 (PST):
  • my granddad had one and i have it and i am looking for part to get it running again so i can use it on the farm that he owned that is now mine
    WILLIAM STEWART wrote on Friday, January 18, 2002 (PST):
  • I OWNED MY PACER FOR TEN YEARS. BEST LITTLE WORK HORSE I 0WN 2222228888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888844444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444VERR H44666
    Eric wrote on Thursday, January 17, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a pacer with a snow blade with original dealer decal. Darn thing starts in 10 below on the first try. I'm looking at redoing as cultivating tractor. Looking for cultivators and other impliments. Any advice would be welcome. Upstate NY
    Brendon White wrote on Thursday, November 22, 2001 (PST):
  • I have a Massey-Harris Pacer No. 16. It is in good condition, and runs great. I need a set of rear fenders, hyd. pump, and PTO for the rear. Please e-mail me if you have any of these, and would like to sell.
    tina wrote on Thursday, October 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • We are auctioning off a 1955 Pacer on ebay from 10/10/01 - 10/20/01. This tractor is in good working condition and comes with front/rear cultivators and disk. It is selling with a very low reserve. email for information or view it at ebay -
    Bryan Parker wrote on Thursday, August 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • I need a hyd pump for a #16 Pacer Also side skirts..
    Pierre Hamel wrote on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 (PDT):
  • looking for y91 engine parts (piston+connecting rod) someone know where i can find them
    derek sifford wrote on Friday, June 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • i have a friend who has restored a massey haris tractor a pacer model but it was not bought with the original bench seat past owner was unable to locate such seat. if you could tell me where to find a seat it would be helpfull thanks
    derek sifford wrote on Friday, June 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • i have a friend who has restored a massey haris tractor a pacer model but it was not bought with the original bench seat past owner was unable to locate such seat. if you could tell me where to find a seat it would be helpfull thanks
    Ted wrote on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a front frame for a Massy Harris pacer. The one I have was broke when I got I thing the broke by over loading the loader they had on the tractor.
    Ben wrote on Friday, April 27, 2001 (PDT):
  • wsa this also called a massy harris pony?
    mike bergeron wrote on Saturday, April 21, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking to purchase a pacer 16.prefer a nice original tractor. prefer that is has not been repainted. also want one that is on the eastern part of the usa or in eastern part of canada ie, ontario or quebec. thank you...mike
    J.D. Christian wrote on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 (PDT):
  • I need a sediment bowl w/gas-shutoff valve and a good picture of a completely restored pacer, asap
    Tom Adamson wrote on Thursday, December 14, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a Pacer in excellent condition that I bought with Pony decals on it. I'm fairly sure it is a Pacer but the serial # is gone. Any other way to tell? I may want to sell it and would like to know the value. Would like hyd. for it.
    Don MIlne wrote on Friday, December 01, 2000 (PST):
  • To mr Norwood. That is not origianal seat or I dont think so. They were separate pieces the back was stationary and the bottom lifted off for bad weather. I have 3 Pacers with original seats but new covers. Iam looking for a Manifold for one .Thanks Don Milne
    Raymond L. Norwood wrote on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 (PST):
  • the previous mail was sent by mistake. I am wondering if the the drivers seat in the photo is stock. if so where can I find one.
    Raymond L. Norwood wrote on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a Pacer and am wondering if the drivers seat in this
    Leah Cartwright wrote on Thursday, November 09, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for information on the MH # 16 Serial # PGA 52058. Items like what year this tractor is, what was the purpose of this tractor. I am researching this for my university paper. All information is welcome. Thanks!
    don milne wrote on Monday, September 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • That is a nice picture of pacer. I have one totally restoredand one i and one th t iuse for mowing fencing etz.Also have pony restored and 7 or 8 junked or usable. Don Milne Annaapolis Royal N S chappell mike wrote on Tuesday, September 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • need front rim for pony 16. need asap need to pick up in chesapeake va. please tell where to purchase rim. 400-15 tire
    Syd wrote on Sunday, August 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am in dire need of OEM paint numbers or colors for a MH Pacer serial# TGA52309
    vernon e. knight wrote on Thursday, August 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • pacer, wanted ,dead or alive , any location considered .
    Mike wrote on Monday, July 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a a mounted plow for my pacer. Have you got one sitting in the field?
    Clif Gearhart wrote on Tuesday, July 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for parts for my 1955 Pacer. I need an air cleaner assembley, a draw bar, one side panel and possibly more. If you know of any being parted out in the south or southeast USA please let me know.
    Jim Kaiser, Vienna, Ohio wrote on Monday, May 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I recently acquired a Pacer and need some info. on how to find out what year, model etc. it is. Is there somewhere on line to buy replacement engine parts? Thanks to anyone that can help.
    Bob Evans , Hartselle,Al wrote on Sunday, May 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • I would like to purchase a Pacer in restored or restorable condition,within a reasonable driving distance of north central Alabama.Any info would be appreciated.Thanks
    Daniel Simpson wrote on Saturday, April 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1955 Massy Harris Pacer in excellent condition, I would like some information on the impliments that went with this tractor especially the hook up for the land plows. I also have the blade for the front of the tractor and the cultivators. I also would like some indication of the value of this tractor. It looks and works perfect.
    Glen wrote on Sunday, April 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • i have just accuired a Massy Harris No 16 sin# PGA 50283 with motor # y91 412 42670 and im wondering what year this tractor was built, also looking for side skirts for batery box
    pete wrote on Thursday, March 30, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for original or reproduction fuel and radiator caps for a MH Pacer. Any suggestions? Thanks
    c johnson wrote on Saturday, November 06, 1999 (PST):
  • we have a massey harris pacer and would love to receive info on it.

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