I picked up four 7100 model Simplicity tractors over the weekend at an auction, got all four for less than $200, two of them run, one will run, and one is missing its motor.
The list is as follows, two 7119H, one with a motor, one without, one 7116H, running with a toggle switch ignition and the charging circuit isn't wired up, and a 7114S which runs but has steering issues. It steers but steers hard and only to the left.
The 7119H that's minus its motor is super clean, but the bypass pins are both stuck down and the axle seals look wet.
The other 7119H runs but is missing some engine tin, and the bypass pins are both stuck down on the trans as well.
On each of the hydro models, there's alot of slop in the lift lever, there's about 4" of slop between up and down. The shaft that goes through the small plate inside the frame with the chain link on it doesn't fit the plate very tightly, as if the plate is wallowed out.
Does anyone know if this part is still available? The service manual posted calls it a bell crank but doesn't give a part number.
Something tells me I'll be welding up the worn hole and taking a file to it to make it fit snug again.