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#1 Gage's Garage OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 07:51 PM

Hi everybody,

 

here's my first post. I'm new to the site, and the garden tractor world as well. I just recently obtained my first garden tractor and have since began bringing it back to life. It is an early 70's (I think 1973) homelite T16, shuttle shift with a 16 horse briggs and stratton. I'm posting under the allis topic because I believe they manufactured these.

 

When I first got the tractor it had not been running for a good 10 years or so but after a new coil, plug and battery i had it firing up. A carb rebuild was next, along with fresh filters. I now have it to the point where it idles smooth and drives fine, the only quirk left is at wide open throttle it sputters and puffs black smoke out of the exhaust, 

 

So far it has been a fun little project. My goal is to have it running by winter to plow snow with. I'm hoping that I can find someone here that has experience with these and could possibly get me some more info, tips, etc. 

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#2 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 08:00 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, glad you found us here. There several guys here to help you with any questions you might have about your T16.


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 08:38 PM

Congrats! Shes a nice one...it had me tempted, but I had some trouble getting info from the seller. You dont see many of these around, especially in nice shape.

She is a "late" Allis built Homelite. Cant wait to see more of it!
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Posted August 18, 2015 - 08:45 PM

   welcome, nice place to start the hobby there, really clean machine.  lots of people here to help out, sounds like you need to adjust the hi rms screw on your carb.  running a little rich causing the smoke.  good luck with it.

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Welcome , Looks like a nice machine. Allis certainly built it. Keep it lubed and oil changed and gear oil topped off and it should last you a long time. As some have said they are tanks. I like mine. Good, and expensive , but fun hobby to have. Again welcome.                                                                                   Roger


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 08:55 PM

I see you have the mule drive for the deck or snowblower, did you get either one of those with it also? The T15 I had was the best mowing tractor I have owned so far.

And your info on the year is correct, it is a 1973.
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Posted August 18, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have new guys like me joining up. I defer to  the Homelite folks for your tech questions. Looks like a nice machine!


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 09:05 PM

Welcome aboard that is a nice looking tractor best of luck with it.


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Try to find your winter equipment before the snow flies, weights, chains, plow if you don't have one, etc.  Make sure it's charging, good luck


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Posted August 19, 2015 - 04:02 AM

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Posted August 19, 2015 - 04:16 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Nice looking tractor you have there!



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Posted August 19, 2015 - 06:15 AM

Thanks everyone for the info and tips so far. The only attachment that came with the tractor was the snow plow, but I would also really like to find a mower deck, just don't exactly know where I would look to find one. I'm also working on finding the weights and chains for it for the winter. 

 

Glad to see there are a decent number of other tractors like mine out there, and hopefully mine can be in the same shape as some of yours one day.


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Posted August 19, 2015 - 09:59 AM

Welcome to the board! I know little about the Homelite have never seen on except in pictures.
But if it is an Allis in different clothes(paint) you should be able to find the Allis model that cross references and broaden the selection of implements you could use.

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Posted August 19, 2015 - 11:22 AM

I had the 48" deck on mine, man that was a nice cutting machine.


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Posted August 19, 2015 - 11:31 AM

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