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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:12 AM

Well I am breaking new ground with this tractor.  Pulled it from a barn last week to look at the tiller and brought the whole shebang home.  Right now tractor does not turn over but motor and complete tractor look sweet.  This is the 1690157 loader model and it looks so good I think I will rebuild it if you guys will help.  The adventure begins, where do I start?


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:14 AM

With pictures, of course.
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:15 AM

Broken,

Welcome to the fourm, Simplicity's we have, post pictures if you could.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:18 AM

First off, :welcome: to GTTalk
Secondly, sounds like a great tractor. Would love to see pics of it.
(Short video of how to upload pics: http://gardentractor...ile-uploading/)

Thirdly, I would probably go over stuff slow.
Check for mouse nests/junk under engine tin/damage
See if there is compression while turning by hand. Any odd noises? (Some guys will add a little oil to the cyl before moving, it will increase the feel of compression but reduce the wear to a dry cyl and ring set.)

After all that, I would probably stick in a battery, but the Simplicity guys will be along later with a more comprehensive and coherent list of look over points.
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:22 AM

We will certainly be happy to help make that little turkey want to work again!

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:24 AM

We will certainly be happy to help make that little turkey want to work again!

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

Ben W.

Gobble, gobble,.................................sorry, could not resist :D


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:32 AM

:welcometogttalk:  :wewantpics:

First of all welcome to the forum.

I just did an image search for a 7117.  That is a good looking model.

 

Good luck on the resto.   Rick


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:55 AM

Gobble, gobble,.................................sorry, could not resist :D

 

Around here, it goes like this:

 

Gobble, gobble, BANG!

 

Now we are off topic... :rolling:

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:45 AM

:welcometogttalk:, and   :wewantpics:



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Zis one of those BIG farm look ones?  Square fenders and bigger engines?  Allis had many models??? I like those best. Think you should send pix and then drag to my place and let me help clean and tinker with it. You could come back later and pick it up after I get it played with.....er I mean "done"! 



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 02:39 PM

DSCN1499.JPG Hey guys here are some pics of the tractor.  Took off the hood for access and removed the carb to check the bowl for old gas.  All gears a free and motor turns with compression. This is a 1690172 loader model if that helps any. Anyway guys I will sit back and read for a while. Here are the pic's

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Is there anyway to see what loaders will fit the 7117?  Can anyone tell me the compression for the 17 twin?



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Posted September 04, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Did you get the guide pulleys for the tiller?

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Posted September 05, 2014 - 08:11 AM

Phil the tiller was hooked up and even has the belts.  Getting a little frustrated with trying to properly ID the mower.  7117 is on the hood, has the correct motor but serial number says it's a loader.  Still have not started it, going through the electrical and fuel systems first.   Got this tractor to replace my 68 Suburban but it runs great and has all the toys.  Hard to find accessories  for the 7117 so might just get rid of it.  Love my little Suburban 12 anyway.



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Posted September 05, 2014 - 08:32 PM

I wouldn't be too quick to give up on that machine!
Those are great mowers! Possible the best mower deck design out there.
And you've already got the tiller. Accessories are plentiful and cheap.
What would you be looking for? There's a man in Michigan that makes the sleeve hitch for them.

I don't know what You mean by "loader model"?
Where are you getting that info? Simplicity made a Power Max and. Sunstar model that came with power steering.
Those were their "loader" models. However, you can add a loader to most modest size garden tractors.

Joe




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