I took this tractor as a trade in on another tractor which was a trade on another tractor which was original traded as part payment of a repair that was too expensive.
Welcome to the wonderful world of horse trading, Virginia style.
This Simplicity 7116H is now hunting for a new home. It runs great with a 16 HP cast iron bulletproof Briggs. Starts right up and doesn't smoke, It does have a little oil dribble down its front, but that is probably a seal repair. It is not excessive, just enough to dirty its chin. I put a new starter on the engine and a new battery in the tractor and it fired right up even after sitting for years.
I did rebuild the hydro in it. One of the relief valves (implement lift incidentally) had broken a spring, and then the hydro was also leaking substantially. I went ahead and disassembled it and resealed the whole unit with all new o rings, gaskets, and seals.
The tractor comes with a good left hand discharge mower deck, a snow blade, wheel weights, and tire chains. It also comes with a new seat and you are more than welcome to the remnants of the old ratty seat if you are so inclined.
I am asking $750 for it.