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#16 MR Simplicity 6111 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 01:08 PM

An update on the restoration. I have rebuilt the engine and now doing the electrics and paintwork, i have also fixed up a stack muffler. I'm afraid my workshop is a great mess!

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 03:01 AM

I have now ordered a brand new starter motor now - should be ready to start soon.This is how it looks now -

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 05:03 AM

It looks really good. :thumbs:
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Posted October 28, 2012 - 02:01 AM

It looks really good. :thumbs:


Yep, just need to get the seat and a plastic panel sorted and a starter, then it will look and run top notch! Although you can see white paint around the tyres, but i am going to put agricultural lug tyres on.Thanks

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 12:49 PM

Finally i got the brand new starter and bolted it on and wired it up. i turn the key and nothing, i realize the multi connector has come apart so i reconnect it and try again - still nothing, after fiddling around a bit ( with great difficulty due to the ill designed dashboard) i still have no luck so i give up and connect the starter and battery posts on the solenoid with a screwdriver and the starter turns over the engine! I put fuel in it all ready to start it up so i connect up the two posts with a screwdriver and a horrible noise emits from the engine. What had happened was that the starter engaged on a place on the flywheel with a 1-2 teeth missing so i chewed up the starter gear. - Another part to replace!

But for the wiring i am going to substitute my own electrical system, but i would like to know how to wire up an alternator and ammeter as i have the starter, lights,ign.switch. etc. all figured out. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 08:42 PM

The wiring diagram for your tractor is shown in Figure 2-6 of the repair manual. It shows how the alternator and ammeter are wired. The + side of the ammeter is toward the alternator and ignition switch. The - side toward the circuit breaker and battery.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Are you going to change the flywheel? Seems an shame to do all that work to revive an engine with a screwed up flywheel.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Are you going to change the flywheel? Seems an shame to do all that work to revive an engine with a screwed up flywheel.


Well, yes but i replaced the ring gear, to cut a long story short, i took it round to my friends farm who have a bunch of old ride on's and we replaced the starter gear and put a nut on the flywheel and gave it a whirl and it fired up but then stopped, although there was a significant knocking noise from the engine,( i left the fuel tap off) so i turn on the tap and try again, this time the nut and a chunk of the flywheel went flying off in different directions.The key way on the flywheel had flew off. We think this is due to the keyway being to big therefore having a bit of play between the shaft and flywheel.So this now means a new flywheel.

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Posted December 01, 2012 - 12:25 PM

I have now had it running! Albeit not with the original engine but nevertheless a smooth 12hp Briggs which i bought for £20!. The original engine was no use as it had a chunk out the flywheel and a widened keyway - these problems are linked and is another story all together. I now need to sort out the electrics as i am starting it with a screwdriver and it is not charging the battery.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:57 PM

I have now got the ignition switch wired up so it now starts with the key, however i have not yet got the alternator or the lights working yet.
When i first drove it it had 1 forward and 3 reverse, the forward being relatively slow.This was due to the belt on the wrong way which i have now fixed and has the correct 3 forward and 1 reverse.





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