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#1 Sydrio76 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 09:15 AM

Hello I am new to the site and think its just great. I just started my first project with a MW Chor Trac by Simplicity. Does anyone have any idea where to get a manual for this? I have been looking on here and got some close but they dont match what I have and I think there are some parts that are wrong on it but I cant be for sure till I see the exact one. The model number is SIM-990160. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.

If we don't have any here,I'm not sure where to tell you to look.

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 01:55 PM

Thanks, yeah i've been having a little trouble trying to find out specifics for MW, theres things im trying to find out like was the tran pully supposed to have a double pulley because mine is single. There only seems to have one speed, FAST. I will post pictures later, maybe you can give me a little insight on what I have. Thanks

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 03:13 PM

Sydrio 76
Welcome to the most awesome site going.
This is a long shot but do a search on ebay. The strangest things show up there. Ones you do the search save it as a (save this search) that way if something shows up you get a notice about it.
Most of those i've seen have single belt to trans/rear end. I do a lot of searches on Craigslist as well to get pictures and information that will show up occasional. The name of the game with this hobby is to not give up after a couple of days looking. The finding what you are looking for is almost as much fun as playing with them when you find them
Good luck with you project and remember above all else PATIENCE is required.

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 09:47 PM

What make of engine Clinton or B&S?
What size are the tires?

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 11:01 PM

GWest, its a briggs I just finally found the model number tonight 80302. The tires are 5-12

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 11:15 PM

Its a B&S and the tires are 5-12

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 05:30 AM

The ChorTrac Special sold in 1951-52 was produced by Simplicity using a 3hp Clinton 1100 with 5 forward speeds by belt change and 6-12 tires
The ChorTrac sold in 1958 was produced by Simplicity using a 3hp Clinton 3100 with 2 forward speeds and 400-8 tires. Same as Simplicity 990116.
The ChorTrac sold in 1959-60 1962 was produced by Simplicity using a 3hp B&S with 2 forward speeds by belt change and 5-12 tires. Same as Simplicity 990149.
Don't know what was used in 1961.

All other ChorTrac models and years were produced by Midland as far as I know.

You can download the Simplicity LC manual from
Simplicity User Manuals and Instructions
Use the 990149 model number.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 12:03 PM

Awesome info thanks so much, im learning a lot. I also think I am missing a lot of parts. One Ive noticed there is no clutch lever on mine, just idler rod and f&r lever.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 05:23 PM

Can anyone tell me if they have a contact for any parts for Simplicity LC, or Montgomery Wards Chor Trac? I'm looking for the engine pulley and implements. The engine pulley I have now is not original. It is a single and the manual says you can get 2 speeds with the dual pulley.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 05:45 PM

According to
Lawn Mower Parts, Small Engine Parts & Much More! | PartsTree.com - Briggs, MTD, Toro, Cub Cadet, Husqvarna, Troy-bilt...
the 151038 pulley is no longer available.

I can't remember how I came up with this but the OD's are 2-13/16" and 2-1/4" with a 5/8" ID. Shaft sound correct?
It was also used on the 1958 4hp model FC that used model number 990129.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 10:39 PM

Yep the shaft is right. Thanks again, maybe I can find something close.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:06 AM

Hey Gary, here are the pics I said I would post.ChorTrac1.jpg

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:57 AM

That's a neat little tiller. :thumbs: Wish mine had come with one of those, really nice.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 04:50 PM

welcome to the site sydrio76,that's a real nice looking tiller.




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