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Help With Simplicity Model B 1 1/2 H.p. Gardend Tractor Engine

briggs & stratton engine vintage simplicity walkers factory original information

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#1 Allis-Simplicity Collector OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 12:56 PM

I need help. I own a Simplicity model B 1 1/2 h.p. garden tractor built in 1947-48 and am in desperate need of finding out which model Briggs & Stratton engine came on the machine. Currently it has a Briggs & Stratton 3 h.p. engine and it works but I would like to have the original style engine for it too. I have a factory book which I purchased on Ebay and it makes not mention of the engine model at all. Please help?



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Posted June 22, 2014 - 01:20 PM

  Let me be the first :dancingbanana: To say :welcometogttalk: and :wewantpics:  There are lots of helpful people here who will get you sorted out.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 01:21 PM

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According to this page you need a model "N" Briggs.

 

http://www.simplicit...icity/1945.html


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 01:53 PM

Welcome to GTT. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 06:32 PM

Welcome to the forum!  If you do need the model N, it is a very common engine for an old letter series Briggs.

 

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:02 PM

:ditto:  to all the above.


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:33 PM

welcome to the walk-behind area. Good to see another Simp get saved. If you don't find a decent model N, then you could also use a model 6 or an 8. Both these are a little newer, but seem to be cheaper and easier to find. The 6 has 1 1/2hp, the 8 is a 2hp. Both these engines look alike on the outside.


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