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Picked Up A 7112 Repowered With A 16Hp Briggs


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#1 mtoney ONLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 06:09 PM

Got back into the Simplicity scene with a 7112 I picked up for $475, good looking sheet metal wise, quiet running mower deck and a 16hp B&S repower in it.  Older single cylinder engine, using 4oz of oil for every 1.5 hours of mowing.  Plans are to repower again but with a Yanmar clone air cooled 10hp diesel.  Which has the torque of a 12-14hp gas engine.  But should I come across a Vanguard twin cheap or just get a burr up my arse to rering the old 16hp single, that could change.  It would be nice to locate a proper exhaust from a 7116 Simplicity.  I am going to try and adapt a IH Cub Cadet muffler to the tractor to restore exhaust output to the stock location in the lower right side front frame.  The IH Cub in my avatar is for sale and listed in the classifieds.  Its sale will hopefully finance the repower.  I would swap the cub for a 16hp B&S Vanguard twin or 10hp diesel.  Pics tomorrow, doing front brakes on my Rover tonight.   Mike



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 07:59 PM

I vote: repower with the diesel or rework that 16 hp Briggs single. I think those two will be more appealing. The v twin is nice but just not the same.

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:19 PM

The Diesel is the plan, providing I get what I need out of the cub.  It will just cover the diesel I have my eyes on.  It will kill two birds with one stone, it has its own muffler, OEM is NLA and I havent seen any on fleabay or elsewhere so one is left to cobbling one out of something else.  And it wont be worn out like the 16 Briggs is right now.  I will take some pics in the morning and post them.  Just got the front brakes done on my Discovery. Cheers  Mike



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Posted May 03, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Here are some pics as promised  Mike

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Posted May 04, 2013 - 06:58 PM

That's a fine looking tractor! I have a 5212.5. It looks similar only about six inches shorter? Excellent mower though. I vote for a rebuild of the Briggs.. I don't like trying to make things fit!

Joe

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Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:05 PM

Does someone have a parts book and can give me the part numbers for std rings, head gasget and a block to pan gasget?   Engines model number is 326434  type is 0219-01, code is 7609231.  Havent pulled the head yet, so I am just assuming its still STD bore. If I do anything to keep it cheap for the moment, it will be a quick hone job, new rings and block/head gasgets.  Still would love to find a stock muffler for a 7116 so it will exhaust out the port in the frame.   Mike






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