Awh heck, its been a while since i entered this turd.
This is my 1964 Simplicity Landlord 314
I got this awhile ago as a "shell" of sorts. It didnt have the hood, grill, side panels , or the lift lever
We got this tractor from a celery farmer, down the road from my dads house. He said that he got it from a church, that mowed 5 acres, every week, and it took about 4 hours each time. The church used it for about twenty years. He then got it, and did the same thing. Mowed 5 acres, 4 hours a time, every week. After using it for about ten years, he put it in the barn for 25 years or so, until we got it. My dad brought it home in the barney mobile, his 1997 purple ford ranger. When i saw it, i was so happy. I finally got my first large frame simplicity. We put it in the barn, and started working on it the next day. Now at this time, around 12 years old, i knew a fair ammount about engines, and tractors. So, that night, i got it running. Filed the points, cleaned the carb, all that jazz. She smoked a bit, partly from sitting so long, and partly from having a rough life. I drove it around front, spittin out flames from being two rich, and hauling a**. I was shocked at how fast it went! This, is the last we messed with her, for around a year.
Flashforward a year.
Im older, have a job, have more knowledge, etc. I clean the carb, right this time, and tune it. Runs much better now. No more flames. I got a grill and hood a while back, along with side panels, so i put those on. My 637 yeoman started to die on me, so i put the deck on the Landlord, and have mowed with it since. Up until recently, shes performed flawlessly. Buuuut, we have had our fair share of complications. Mid mowing summer, last year, we broke the differential. Inside of it, there are 6 roll pins, that drive the tractor. Pretty dumb design if i do say so myself. Anyway, the celery farmer put in the wrong ones, so they snapped on us. My dad bought triple coil roll pins, and we have since, had no problems.
While driving her around, it started to run janky. Figured it was the carb, so i tried tuning it. That didnt work. So, we checked spark. It had very spiratic, and weak spark, so, we put a car coil on.
That fixed the issue, and it has never ran better, than it does now.
Thats about it, for ol smoky. We are going to rebuild the motor and bgb this winter, and possibly the carb. Good luck everyone! And here is more pics