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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 04:20 PM

Neighbor Dave's father was given this tractor. It is a Roper RT-16 and does not run. It is rough and needs some stuff done to it. Neither Dave or his father know much about tractors so I was asked to fix it and get it running. I have not had time yet to look it over much so I don't really know what it needs. First things I will do is pressure wash it and take the mouse house out of the engine tins.

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Edited by Ryan313, October 07, 2012 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted October 07, 2012 - 04:54 PM

Nice looking Roper. Ryan i know your up to the challenge.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Ya, it's in decent shape. Shouldnt be to bad at all. Do you know what year it is?

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Careful Ryan, those Sears/roper units are addictive.

What engine is in it?

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 06:32 PM

Andy, I have no idea what year it is. I will get the serial number off of it tomorrow.

Alan, I don't think I will have a problem with it. Look in the background, all three PKs in the picture look pretty angry about it being here!

I don't know what engine is in it. It is a Briggs but the ID tag is missing. I will take a picture of the head bolt pattern and some other views to see if you guys know what it is.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 06:48 PM

Don't worry Ryan those PKs are friendly tractors. At least to my JD and DBs so far Al

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 04:16 AM

Those are nice lookers.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:19 PM

I finally got a chance to do something today! I took off the engine cover, to evict the mice. I took it off and it was jam packed with mouse nest materials! I took it all out and all of the wires have the insulation eaten off. I am going to see what they want to do, I was told they don't want to put money into it.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:32 PM

Wow nice.Looks like a big old 16hp cast iron Briggs.Does it have Hi/Lo range like the suburbans?

That is in WAY to good of condition to scrap or part out.I bet they're fairly rare to.They didn't put the big 16hp Briggs in many Sears/Roper GTs.Those engines are MONSTERS.

If you don't want it you could run it down this way.I'll take good care of her.


You can pick up an electronic Ignition coil for it on Ebay for around $25 shipped.

Edited by EricFromPa, November 14, 2012 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:45 PM

Ryan, if $ are an issue, the wires you can't replace, you can sheath with this:
http://www.harborfre...tment-9639.html

As for the spark plug wire, it may take several layers. I would try to change it tho, many of those will pull out so a new one can be glued in.




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