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#1 Spooner78 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 01:18 PM

Hi,

 

I am trying to fig out what my tractor is. It is a David Bradley engine but seems to be a DB at all. the engine info is Model 80102 Type 908045 Series 6008090. I can not find any info on the engine as to when it was built.  I dont know the Make are model and year of this little gem I have and could use some expert help on it. Here is some pic of her

 

Thank you ahead of time!!

 

Bill

 

 

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 01:24 PM

It's a Simplicity.


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 01:31 PM

It's a Simplicity.

BY THE LOOKS OF IT YES... THANK YOU AND I THINK IT IS A 1937? BY THE WHEELS AND CONFIG OF THE HANDLES DOES THAT SEEM ABOUT RIGHT?



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Posted March 30, 2016 - 02:02 PM

Nope, I say mid 1960's


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 02:02 PM

Simplicity started making garden tractors in '37 but that one is 20 years+ newer. 

 

If you haven't checked out the SimpleTractors site already its full of good info on the brand.

 

http://www.simpletractors.com/


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 02:05 PM

The Briggs has a serial number,M 80102 T 908045 S 6008090 Looking it up now.


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 02:53 PM

The Briggs has a serial number,M 80102 T 908045 S 6008090 Looking it up now.

THANK YOU! I CAN NOT SEEM TO FIND IT MYSELF. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT IS THE ORIGINAL ENGINE THAT CAME WITH IT. THIS WAS A ONE OWNER MY G PA. 



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Posted March 30, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Sorry, No way that engine is original.  David Bradley was owned by Sears and Roebuck.  Simplicity was owned by Montgomery Wards.  That'd be like buying a Ford F-150 with a 350 Chevy engine.  They were competitors. 



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Posted March 30, 2016 - 03:07 PM

Here is where the serial tag is supposed to be weither your tractor is a Montgomery Wards or a Simplicity.  Both came down the same assembly line.  I went out and took a picture of a derilict chassis in one of my scrap piles.  You may have enough grease on the frame that you are not seeing it or it may be long gone.

 

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If there is a tag there we'll be able to help you figure out what you have and what engine would be correct. 

Don't use carburetor cleaner to remove the grease because it'll also remove the wording that isn't stamped in the tag.  Maybe dishwashing soap will work?    


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 03:26 PM

It could be argued that the engine shroud was changed out because of a broken recoil starter or other reason.  

However,  I've not seen a Simplicity tractor that style that came with a suction gas tank under the carb like yours has.   They had the tank up front where it was easy to get to and a Flo-Jet, updraft carb.  Here is a pic of the gas tank style I'm refering to.

 

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 10:49 PM

Here is where the serial tag is supposed to be weither your tractor is a Montgomery Wards or a Simplicity.  Both came down the same assembly line.  I went out and took a picture of a derilict chassis in one of my scrap piles.  You may have enough grease on the frame that you are not seeing it or it may be long gone.

 

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If there is a tag there we'll be able to help you figure out what you have and what engine would be correct. 

Don't use carburetor cleaner to remove the grease because it'll also remove the wording that isn't stamped in the tag.  Maybe dishwashing soap will work?    

No tag... it is full of grease and you cant tell by the pictures but I have it in the back of the garage in a corner. All my winter stuff is out front. I have a path to it but no way of pulling it out at this point to clean and I kinda want to leave it the way it is.  


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