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Bought this neat little contraption at an auction the other day


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#1 Reed Breneman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:18 PM

Neat little machine ,got it to start and run but needs the carb rebuilt,First simplicity  anything I have owned,I do believe it is a marriage,motor mount looks homade.It is a briggs engine.I gave $12.50 for it

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:20 PM

That is cool....cant beat the price


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:29 PM

That is cool....cant beat the price


Definitely X2 on that comment!
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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:54 PM

Somebody wasn't paying attention. The engine alone is worth more than you paid.


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:55 PM

You got a great deal. That is a nice machine. Don't mickey mouse it, do it right. Clean the carb and the tank. Pull the flywheel and clean, polish and gap the points. Check the flywheel key. Clean everything while you are in there. Check the magneto gaps. Change the oil. Service the plug. Run a new throttle lever and  cable from the handle bars. Add gas with Marvel Mystery Oil. Get it running and enjoy it. I have the next larger size and it gets addictive once you start mowing. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Had one of those once. Moved to town and did not use it so sold it? Now I am back on an acreage and wish I had it to mow along my fence rows?


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:34 PM

I like it,awesome price
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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:46 PM

Here is a parts list

 

https://www.partstre...s-list-3580i01/

 

Should be able to download the operator manual but can't get it to work

https://www.simplici...equested=990149

 

Garry


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 09:40 PM

So would that briggs motor be correct or is it a marriage like I am thinkin?And the yellow paint on the motor ,Would it be an industrial?



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Posted May 16, 2016 - 10:35 PM

That engine is too new for the tractor. If you want to use the tractor that engine is better than the original. 

Great find!!!

That might be a real late tractor.  ???  Gearbox has been redesigned and so has the rear implement hitch. Not sure I've laid eyes on one quite like that before.  If that's the case the engine might be from the correct era,  but I still think its been changed because of the color and the "lift point" on top.  Usually there are multiple sizes of pulleys to change "gearing" with just a movement of the belt [like a drill press] but that is a single speed setup. 

 

Not sure why walk behinds stir no interest here in Missouri but that sure makes it easier to build a collection!  :thumbs:

If you were a little farther south near Jamesport it'd have brought more because that's what the Amish use.


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 07:48 AM

That engine is too new for the tractor. If you want to use the tractor that engine is better than the original. 

Great find!!!

That might be a real late tractor.  ???  Gearbox has been redesigned and so has the rear implement hitch. Not sure I've laid eyes on one quite like that before.  If that's the case the engine might be from the correct era,  but I still think its been changed because of the color and the "lift point" on top.  Usually there are multiple sizes of pulleys to change "gearing" with just a movement of the belt [like a drill press] but that is a single speed setup. 

 

Not sure why walk behinds stir no interest here in Missouri but that sure makes it easier to build a collection!  :thumbs:

If you were a little farther south near Jamesport it'd have brought more because that's what the Amish use.

Funny part is I bought it in Gallitian,Last sat at the B and S equipment auction,I work with Norman Ropp owner of Ropp auction service,I am an auctioneer too and we do auctions all over down that way and north of there by me(we have one this sat the 21st up by me ,farm sale)We also travel,he had one in St Louis last year and Grandview I helped him with.I will agree with you the are quite often unnoticed at most of our sale for some reason.The previous owner must have used it not real long ago and it must have been stored inside because of its condition and the gas didnt smell to bad.If ya happen to be going to one of our auctions let me know,I would like to meet a fellow collector.


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Simplicity sold the model LC from 1959-1961. Not sure about 1962.

Same unit was sold by Montgomery Ward as a ChorTrac 1959-1962.

Sometime here the model number went from 990149 to 990160.

 

Garry


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 08:16 PM

So would that briggs motor be correct or is it a marriage like I am thinkin?And the yellow paint on the motor ,Would it be an industrial?

Mine had a 3hp Clinton on it, It had enough power to run the sickle, rotary mower, and pull a plow.

I never mounted the tiller, so am not sure it the 3hp would have run it.

As I recall the guy who bought it put a new 5hp Briggs on it.


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 01:27 PM

That was a STEAL!


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Posted June 08, 2016 - 11:18 AM

well carb was rebuilt after it soaked in cleaner and I cleaned the heck out of it same with the gas tank,Points cleaned fly wheel cleaned,got enough spark now to light up the sun ,gassed up and is running but wont run unless the choke is half out then it runs fairly well with no load ,apply a load and she pops and dies or at least stumbles badly,gonna run some marvel mystery oil or seafoam and see if that helps


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