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#31 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 02:25 PM

Yup...Simplicity made those starting with the walk behinds and continued casting them into the 80's I believe. They run about $40-50 each.
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 02:31 PM

Going back to get the rest! He found the manuals for it.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Whew, been a long afternoon, but finally got settled in. I put a new battery in the B1, drained the gas from the carb, sediment bowl, and fuel thank. The gas actually looked fine and smelled normal, but the fuel line was pretty dried out. The gas tank is clean as a whistle inside with no rust at all. The tractor fired right up and smoked a little, but cleared right up and the engine sounds great! I removed the red seat cover and found the original seat to be in mint condition! It must have been covered when new. The engine looks to be in original yellow paint, since I found a decal on the cover. There's a lot of oil leaks and the rear axle is a little loose, but it shifts and drives fine. I'm real happy with it! Here's a few pics.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:18 PM

This is the decal on the flywheel cover and the engine model and serial#'s.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:24 PM

Here's the tractor serial#.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:27 PM

Under the hood.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:45 PM

Glad you got it home! Looks like a capable machine from here!


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:52 PM

    That AC symbol on the seat is spectacular!!!  talk about original.  How did the trailers look?  Glad to hear it fired rite up.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 06:13 PM

The trailers were home made out of pine boards, wheelbarrow tires, and angle iron. I brought one home in case I need it.
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 06:25 PM

Wonderful machine, the patina is great, always keep inside and looks like it was maintained well.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Most of the grunge is grease, oil, and dirt. The paint is in better shape than I thought, but the engine will need new gaskets, and I'll have to fix the loose axle issue. I'll be removing the rear end to replace bushings, bearings, and seals. I definitely will be doing some parts hunting.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Here are some decals and makings on the plow and the stinger weight.

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 01:41 PM

Very nice!  I'm glad that eye sore of a seat cover ended up being frosting on the cake!  Take care of that original seat...aren't too many with their original skin like that.  When I got mine, I had the same process getting it fired up.  New line, added a filter, and it fired right up.  Amazing old machines!  That might be the only AC yellow winter heat deflector I've seen.  I have a few NOS for Simplicity, but have not come across an AC one.

 

You need to find yourself a plow day, and make that old girl grunt with that 10" plow...those narrow AG's would put all 7 1/4hp to the ground!  It will pull like a mule.

 

Your Briggs is dated August '62.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:25 PM

The later B1s had a round fuel tank and foam air cleaner.Early version had the Briggs square tank and oil bath air cleaner...
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