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#1 Tim Bergfeld OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 03:46 PM

I am glad to say I am the new owner of a simplicity mower it is a 1973 model 4041 needs motor work it will start and run but loses power at high rpm


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 04:23 PM

Check the fuel system especially that there is adequate flow at the carb. Filters get plugged, fuel lines constrict, and the tanks cap may not be venting. If all that is good, I'd suspect the carb or the points or the spark plug. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 23, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Oh thanks. I want to run a compression test on it just to see where it is and then I am going to start a complete clean up and see what I am going to get into to make it day one fresh change all the filters back to oem spec and see what I am going to have to rebuild I know I want a tiller and a blower I may make a blower from a two stage benco
Not sure yet but I know this is going to be my baby.

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 06:43 PM

  First rule of gt-talk :wewantpics: :picsoritsnotyours:  Ditto with above input, do the basics then run it for a bit and see where you are at.



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Posted August 23, 2014 - 08:10 PM

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:37 AM

Hey, not a bad looker, keep us in the loop.



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Even though they look like it would take a country mile to turn one of those around, I would love to own one and mow the 2.5 acres with one.

Congrats on the find.

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 03:40 PM

Tim, I am glad to see you got one, they are a very cool tractor. What size tires do you have on the back, they look like the wrong tire for those rims. What width rim is that?



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:21 PM

I don't think they are I know they came with turf ag and flotation where the three types you could get


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 01:52 PM

Now I need to find a tiller and a snow blower


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Posted August 26, 2014 - 10:57 AM

She would make a wonderful blower/tiller machine.  Does it have an operating, rear PTO?  That can be a tough piece to find, but certainly brings these tractors to life.  The blowers for them look enormous, and really chuck some snow.



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Posted August 28, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Yeah it does have a rear pto


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Posted August 30, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Ok so start this thing up and it is smoking and no power so guess what my next move is yup going to have to do a rebuild it looks like not sure if I wanna do it or have it done


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Posted August 31, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Never rebuilt an onan before I work on stuff all the time but this rebuild scares me a little . I may need to check the cyl and just do new rings not sure yet seems to idle fine going to check compression and see what I got next week. It just seems weak so probably a rebuild. Any advice words of encouragement or tips would be great!!!!

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Posted September 05, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Ok so start this thing up and it is smoking and no power so guess what my next move is yup going to have to do a rebuild it looks like not sure if I wanna do it or have it done
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Start with the compression test.
Then a tune up. New filters oil change carb clean.
See how that goes.
Then de-carb the heads. Access, and Evaluate!
Don't just assume it needs an engine rebuild. Assume it needs the regular maintenance it hasn't gotten in a long time!
It may need a rebuild. But it will definitely need the tune up!

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