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#1 chrispg OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:55 PM

Hi Forum,

 

I am new here and just got a Simplicity Model D (S/N 30760) and had some questions;

 

- Can anyone confirm the year of manufacture?

- What is the model of the engine? I am having a hard time determining HP as I've found various ranges from 1.5, 1.9 and 2.0 HP

- Is the manual available anywhere? The one I found on pinned on this forum is for and L (very similar I guess)

- Is there a good source for engine parts (i.e., head gasket, muffler, carb kit)?

 

I am new at this but have always wanted a walk behind and ran across this one.

 

Any help is much appreciated and Merry Christmas, Chris

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Edited by chrispg, December 19, 2015 - 11:17 PM.

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:59 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.  I'm sure you will get answers to all your questions soon.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:25 PM

I've got this same tractor so if you have any questions please ask. It was made in 1948, I have a manual if your interested
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:26 PM

1.5hp Briggs Model N is the original engine
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:20 PM

heres my model D, a 1948 tractor roughly. Simp used the N briggs, but the same tractor in a Wards would have had a Clinton on it. You looks to have a 700 series Clinton engine, so maybe some cross breeding has happened here. My tractor is pretty original, but the fuel tank is wrong, because at the time that's all I had to put on it.

 

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:28 PM

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Here's mine, just not as original. That Model D is beautiful lauber1
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Thanks for the responses and picture. Yes my engine is a Clinton 700-A 2 Hp with a Tillotson ML carburetor I see now.

 

I'd love to find a planter setup like Lauber1 has. Gorgeous. Sickle bar is cool Craftsman!

 

Did Simplicity manufacture them for Montgomery Ward as well? I'm curious if mine is a replacement or might have come with the machine... 


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:33 PM

  • you could have bought a replacement engine thru the Monkey Wards catalog, and it could have been anything they offered. I would guess tha t lots guys put Clintons on, simply because they cost less, than a briggs did. unless your trying to restore to original, and this engine runs I'd just leave it on there.

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:49 PM

I am going to stick with the Clinton, I kinda like the difference for sure. I need to get a rebuild kit for the Tillotson ML carb and have sent inquiries to places listed at www.clintonengines.us. Thanks for the feedback!


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 12:02 AM

heres my model D,

 

 

Jeff,  Do you have the seed hopper for that one?


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 12:34 AM

I am going to stick with the Clinton, I kinda like the difference for sure. I need to get a rebuild kit for the Tillotson ML carb and have sent inquiries to places listed at www.clintonengines.us. Thanks for the feedback!

Welcome to GTThttp://oldpathsequipment.com/   is a sponsor here and is very knowledgeable about Clintons. I have the remains of one of those little walkbehinds, somewhere. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:44 AM

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Was thinking Clinton too, but guys beat me to that. They have those odd carbs compared to the briggs.  I love those Huge Cast Iron levers for controls!  Not gonna break those I guess. Neat to see a snow blade on one, don't see that much.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 01:07 PM

Jeff,  Do you have the seed hopper for that one?

yep I finally put it on the anvil and tapped most of the dents out of it and got the bottom and top halves of it crimped back together. still don't have a lid, but ithink something off a cookie tin will work if I can find the right sized one.

 

 

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 03:59 PM

You got your self a good machine!

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