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#1 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 07:28 PM

I was given this today;

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This is my first walk behind. I assume it's a Simplicity because one of the three reel mowers has a simplicity tag on it? It has a set of cultivators too.

My questions are what model and year is it? How menu horse power it that Briggs? Is that the original engine? I'll get more photos tomorrow!

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 07:42 PM

If the tractor is a Simplicity there might be a oval tag on the left side frame under the motor,the Briggs should have a tag on it too and write it down then head over to the Briggs site for year and horsepower. Cheers Mike


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:16 PM

Nice score , good luck. Joe , I might be coming up end of month , I'll stop by and check out your new toys. Tom
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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:21 PM

The tag can also be a decal.  Out of all the Simplicity tractors I've owned, only one had a model sticker left. 

 

The SimplicityVA website is a great resource to identify by the engine and the general description of the tractor.  It has saved me a couple times.

 

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 10:41 PM

nice score. look for the tags and number, post them and someone will be able to help you out more. Hard to tell the Tractor model from the picture posted, but the engine looks to be a Briggs model 6, of 2hp.


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Congrats! It's a banner day when someone gifts you a nice setup like that. 


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 06:53 AM

If you find the ID plate be real carefull with the paint on it. The model number may be printed on it and most cleaners or solvents will wipe out the paint. The serial number is usually stamped into it but there is no known list of serials.

 

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 07:31 AM

Nice gift.


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Had a little time to look closer today. Definitely a simplicity. Looks like the 1948 model D. But with a newer engine. I thought the engine I.d. Plate was wiped out. But, now see its just very old masking tape on it. Does that screw in the middle of the plate just secure the plate? It came with three reel mowers. Each slightly different than the other. The frame is covered in old grease. So, I did not look for a label yet. I think I'm missing a rod for the pto to handle. Engine turns. But, not easily. May be just the old belt dragging.

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 09:49 PM

If it was a "D" model it would look like this.simp D done 007.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the D used a tin gear case, yours appears to be an iron one.  I'm wondering if its not really one of the many Wards models. Getting the tag uncovered will be the best way to tell. The engine could very well be a factory replace. A lot of times when the original one died off, you could get the current fitting model from the dealer. Both Wards and Sears offered replacement engines in there catalog, guaranteed to bolt right on.

 

I think it has a lot of potential for restoring, or just get it up and running and play with it.


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 01:59 PM

Did a little more with it today. It is a 2-1/4 horse. According to the decal on the gas tank. It has an aluminum block. I can't see a model number. But the type number is 942050. It has a lever for a shifter. But no rod. I don't see anyplace for a shift rod to attach to the gear drive. Is this maybe just a dirrect drive model? It is a cast iron gear case.
The engine turns over fine. It seems to have good compression. But, no spark. I expect I'll have to pull the flywheel to see whats going on under there.

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Joe

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Oh, and I did not see a decal on the frame!

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 02:31 PM

Update!
I pulled the starter cover off. And, the coil has melted! Looks like I'm in the market for a new coil!

Joe

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 03:33 PM

I'm thinking it is a model 6 from February of 1953?

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:59 PM

http://www.rucenterp...atton_ipls.html

 

 

Possible Model 8. Above will get you a part list for a Model 8 or 8B.


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 06:36 PM

http://www.rucenterp...atton_ipls.html
 
 
Possible Model 8. Above will get you a part list for a Model 8 or 8B.


Thanks, but I wonder what makes you say model 8? I thought I saw that model 8 was cast iron? Where mine is aluminum and only 2-1/4 horse. I thought model 6. Also on that same site I saw a serial number break down that lead me towards model 6.

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