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#1 MR Simplicity 6111 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 06:13 AM

Hi all,

Just bought a nice Simplicity 6111 with a 11hp Briggs of ebay for £50 not a bad deal really considering the guy had just bought new fuel lines, ignition barrel and solenoid. It needs restoring which is what i am doing now - see photos. so far i have stripped the whole thing down cleaned it up and rebuilt the engine( which had terrible score marks on the cylinder walls and the carburettor was full of rusty junk).And given it a lick of red oxide.

Unfortunately my lack of knowledge about electrics has halted progress, because the ignition barrel is numbered 1-4, 1 - large double terminal, 2 - small double terminal, 3 - large single terminal and 4 being a single small terminal, I do not know which wires go to what so any help would be appreciated. i also have an ammeter with + - terminals, 2 lights and a 4 post solenoid. This tractor would originally have a 12 volt 39Ah battery and i may use a 28Ah or 35Ah battery is this ok?

I rather stupidly did not record what the governor looked like i therefore do not know how it goes back together. Here are some pics of the tractor how i bought it - i am also going to add a stack muffler as the old muffler was literally made of rust!

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 06:39 AM

Welcome to GTTAlk. That's a sturdy looking mower. As far as the battery size goes a slightly smaller battery should work fine as long as it's healthy. As far as the governor goes have you tried looking for the engine manual on the B and S site or just through a general search? I'm going to send you a private message (click on the little envelope icon at the top of the page to the member name and sign out) with some information that might help.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 07:10 AM

Welcome to the forum. I hope Brian can help you figure out some things. Others should be along with maybe some info for you.

I did find a couple manuals for this in our manuals section:
http://gardentractor...ey__all__st__10
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:13 AM

Welcome to GTtalk! Will be following along as you do the restoration.

Just uploaded another manual that might help you:

http://gardentractor...-repair-manual/
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:14 AM

:welcometogttalk:
I think we still have the hulk of an old Lawn Boy with a similar engine. If the info Brian and Kenny have sent you still leaves Questions, let us know. I may be able to get to it and take a picture. Other junk and bees being the potential holdup. ;)
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:20 AM

Welcome to the forum. I hope Brian can help you figure out some things. Others should be along with maybe some info for you.

I did find a couple manuals for this in our manuals section:
http://gardentractor...ey__all__st__10


Edited by MR Simplicity 6111, August 26, 2012 - 08:20 AM.


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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:21 AM

Welcome to GTtalk! Will be following along as you do the restoration.

Just uploaded another manual that might help you:

http://gardentractor...-repair-manual/



Thanks for that i hadn't come across a repair manual before!

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:45 AM

Hi all,

Just bought a nice Simplicity 6111 with a 11hp Briggs of ebay for £50 not a bad deal really considering the guy had just bought new fuel lines, ignition barrel and solenoid. It needs restoring which is what i am doing now - see photos. so far i have stripped the whole thing down cleaned it up and rebuilt the engine( which had terrible score marks on the cylinder walls and the carburettor was full of rusty junk).And given it a lick of red oxide.

Unfortunately my lack of knowledge about electrics has halted progress, because the ignition barrel is numbered 1-4, 1 - large double terminal, 2 - small double terminal, 3 - large single terminal and 4 being a single small terminal, I do not know which wires go to what so any help would be appreciated. i also have an ammeter with + - terminals, 2 lights and a 4 post solenoid. This tractor would originally have a 12 volt 39Ah battery and i may use a 28Ah or 35Ah battery is this ok?

I rather stupidly did not record what the governor looked like i therefore do not know how it goes back together. Here are some pics of the tractor how i bought it - i am also going to add a stack muffler as the old muffler was literally made of rust!

Does anyone know the original colours for this tractor?

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:49 AM

Does anyone know the original colours for this tractor?


Here ya go!

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:21 AM

I found some info on governors, but it is in a large manual. You may need more posts to download it. Also, downloading manuals will be limited until you get beyond 'New Member' status. I'll go ahead and post the link here so you can find it when you can download it.
http://gardentractor...ylinder-l-head/
There is another manual on B&S Governors only in the B&S Repair manuals area that may also contain some info for this.
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:22 AM

I have finally fixed the governor problem now!

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Posted October 01, 2012 - 11:25 AM

HI,
Just sorting out the electrics now, i have a 28Ah battery and a 20A switch- Would this work or would it frazzle the switch?

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Posted October 01, 2012 - 03:39 PM

That should work.
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Posted October 05, 2012 - 10:39 AM

Another question - on the wiring that came with the tractor it has what i believe to be fuses but are they meant to have proper fuses in or just the wire like in the picture? Thanks

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 12:21 PM

Those aren't for fuses. They're the connectors for the safety switches on you tractor. They have a jumper wire in them to bypass the switches.

The connector on the left is for the transmission safety switch and the one on the right is for the PTO safety switch.

Edited by achomesteader, October 05, 2012 - 12:27 PM.

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