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#1 Hellbent OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2017 - 06:28 PM

Hi y'all new here but not to tractors or mowers. I recently got a simplicity 4211 for free from a friend and am in the midst of restoring it (yeah I know not a desirable Lt but it just to pass time and have fun). Anyway the motor that's on it needs a lot of work but the times it did run for a few seconds it had a knock in the bottom end. So my choices are find a running flat head to repower with (whick here in the south go for $200-$300) or re power with a Briggs intec 10.5 for $310. I'm in the middle I like the idea of a new motor but like the idea of keeping it with a say period correct motor. If y'all were in my shoes which would you choose.
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Posted April 25, 2017 - 06:23 AM

I'd re power with whatever i could get cheap that fits without major rework. Find a donor tractor with a good engine that has other issues, could be cheaper than an engine alone.

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Posted April 25, 2017 - 06:28 AM

Go stock!

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Posted April 25, 2017 - 07:27 AM

Never was a fan of the B&S Intek.  They don't last and any used one you get is probably on its last leg.  Not sure on the new ones ans I think they redesigned them for the Simplicity line.  Should be able to pick up a parts tractor with a good motor for a lot less than $2-300.

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Posted May 01, 2017 - 03:45 PM

Originally a Briggs 11 vertical shaft, right?


Small Engine Warehouse does not have anything but shows it as a 1" shaft




This might work:



Or find something and give it a DIY whirl.

Edited by Trav1s, May 01, 2017 - 03:47 PM.