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#1 68chevyguy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2014 - 12:40 AM

hey thought I would start a thread on a old mower thats been in the family for a long time.  It is a 65-66 Big Ten Allis Chalmer that my dad bought new.  It is the only mower I can remember him mowing with and about 15 years ago I believe the old coil gave out on it while he was mowing.  This lead to the tractor sitting outside for many many years til the point it was in very rough shape.  Then in 2005 my dad passed away and this is one of the few things I got from his estate.  So my goal is to fix it up and use it to mow and use equipment such as tiller and any thing else I can find.  Also on another note my first mower I ever owned was a simplicity 707 and I still have it today.  I remember pulling it out of my uncle's dads barn where it sat for many years.  My dad helped me when I was 9 or 10 to get it back running and even bought me a little trailer to pull with it.  These are some of the best memories I have with my dad and ones where he showed me how to fix older briggs motors, set points and rebuild the carb.  I even managed to get tires one year for christmas for this mower, haha I know its kinda stilly but I was in love with this little mower.  So to say the least I have a love for these old simplicitys and Allis Chalmer mowers so hopefully over the next couple years I will collect a few. 

so here is a couple picsallis chamler and pics 008.JPG allis chamler and pics 010.JPG


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 05:52 AM

Welcome amd thanks for sharing....that is a neat story! You will find there is a fellowship among collectors here and elsewhere, that will help support both, your troubleshooting, as well as ypur growing addiction (and it is!).

Attachments for these are abundant....lots you can put the tractor to work doing. Good luck, and I hope you stick aroundd!
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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:10 AM

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for the story and pics!


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:17 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk
Thanks for the story and the pics. Nice you have a couple of heirloom pieces.
BTW, the tires aren't silly. They are part of the story.
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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:44 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !!  Hope you keep us up to date on your work , to have something like this tractor that was your father's and now past to you brings tears to my eyes , you'll allways  have thoses memories  :thumbs:  


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:14 AM

Welcome to GTT. I have a BIG TEN and a couple of B10s. They are great tractors. You can download the manuals from our manuals section(3 per day). Check out www.simpletractors.com for history and info on your tractor. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:29 AM

Dang !, i like the rear tires, welcome to GT Talk :thumbs:

Very glad to hear you are saving it, solid tractors, any questions please ask, lots of Allis and Smplicity collector/users here, you picked the right spot.

Looking forwards to seeing the ''Simple'' 707 if you could.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:55 AM

Welcome, Great tractor and story. I too have a GT that was my dads. Just can't beat those old tractors. Good luck. Roger.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 09:59 AM

Welcome, and glad to have you here!


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 10:03 AM

That is one mean looking little fella with the big AG tires on it, I like it.

 

I am trying to pass down the love of these GT's to my 3yr old and 4yr old grandkids, they love them and every chance they get they want to take a spin on THEIR tractor :thumbs:


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Were the Big Ten snowblowers completely white?


Edited by Tommy Williamson, January 09, 2014 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:52 PM

Thanks everyone you make me feel very welcome to be on this site!!!

I have several projects I will post as I get to them, I got the dash painted today and it has imron paint on it!!!!!!!

But first I want to get this little machine ready to work this spring, and hopefully till the garden

 

After this tractor I will post pics of my simplicity 2012, she looks ok but she is wore out, I bought it bacially for the body

and the implements. I got a chance and pulled the stering gears out today and they are missing teeth.simplicity 044.JPG simplicity 045.JPG

Ill post pics tomorrow of the dash painted and a pic of the plate to cover where somone cut out the grill for lights

 


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Looks great painted, too bad about the grill being cut, someone here might have a replacment for it.

Mean looking, meant for work.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for sharing the story and pictures. Good to have another fellow North Carolinian on the forum!
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Posted January 10, 2014 - 08:48 PM

hey everyone, sorry it was raining today so I didnt manage to get any pics, Its really starting to look better

AND I BOUGHT ANOTHER Big ten

its perfect looks just like my dads did before he let it sit outside for 15 years

its a liitle older than dads big ten but odd both motors are dated 66? I thought they were a 65 year only item?

this one even has a deck chute and rock guard

might need a gas tank, and some repair to the side panel where the battery goes

it also had the transmission shifter was locked and so were the shifting forks but I was able to work it loose

I hope to have it running soon!!!!







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