Thanks to Fluid we will soon have a complete set of headlights for the Simplicity 7014 I gave to my BIL. I got this tractor from a friend of ours a few years ago. Our friend Paul had this since it was new. About 6 years ago the rear end locked up on it and it sat in his yard for a couple of years. One day he told me I could have it, and we loaded it up and brought it home. The mower deck was froze up and it hadn't run in a very long time. As I said the rear end was locked up. I found a video on youtube on how to use the "bent screwdriver" technique to free that up. It took a while and few choice words to free up the rearend but with a little patience and perserverance I got it freed up. It was winter then and it got to cold for me to work on in the garage. It sat there all winter and then the next year. My BIL is a mechanic and is good with small engines. He was looking for a GT when his broke down. I gave him this one and a few extras, like a tiller, rear lift kit and lift cable, and 42" Homelite trip blade. He got it running in no time and had the mowerdeck going also. The belt was rusted to the pulleys. All the quills turned well and were solid. It took some time to install the tiller and blade bu they both work well. It has been missing a headlight since before we owned it. Fluid (Glenn) answered my post in wanted / for sale and said that he had a set of lights form a tractor we coud get from him.
As soon as we get them we will put the lights in and get a couple of pictures.
My BIL used it all last summer to mow, till and haul wood for his wood stove. It was the primary plow tractor for the winter at his place. After setting all that time it now starts and runs well.
Our friend Paul passed away last year. He was glad that my BIL was using the tractor and happy it was still going.
Here are a few pictures of it now from last summer and this winter.
Thanks Glenn. Roger.
Edited by hamman, March 21, 2014 - 03:34 PM.