Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

  • Announcements

    • Kent

      Sign In or Password Problems?   10/09/2016

      If you can't Sign In, you need to reset your password.  Use the Forgot Your Password link at the bottom of the Sign In screen, and the site will send you an email to reset it. If you have an AOL email account, use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the screen -- AOL is intermittently blocking email from the site.
    • Kent

      Feedback Please!   10/28/2017

      See News and Announcements forum.
Sign in to follow this  
Dutch

Hack or Art?

Recommended Posts

Dutch
Suppose I took a brand new Sovereign and repainted the trademark Simplicity orange paint blue with hotrod type gold flames, threw on some ornaments, blocked out the hood panel, added a pair of Wally World chrome headlights, and rerouted the exhaust so it blew on my leg instead of down to the ground. Would you guys praise me for creating a piece of art, or condemn me for hacking? [img]/club2/attach/dutch/sovereign2.jpg[/img] [img]/club2/attach/dutch/75th.jpg[/img]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rjgoth
Good question Dutch. I always appreciate a good restoration that will bring the tractor back to original or better than original condition. I can also appreciate a customization of a tractor as shown in your pic as long as it is done with some class, style and of course good quality workmanship. If this person had routed the exhaust differently as to make the tractor more functional then it would be pretty cool. Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HubbardRA
Dutch, That is exactly what I thought when I first saw a picture of one of those. If you or I had done it would have been blasphemy, and considered a terrible hack job. Guess when the factory does it then it is considered kosher.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
KSever
quote:
by rjgoth If this person had routed the exhaust differently as to make the tractor more functional then it would be pretty cool.
Ryan, Better talk to Simplicity about the bad design on this one because as UCD says it was a factory Anniversary Special edition. Dutch, I would have to praise you, I'd like to see the custom exhaust made again but maybe with a exhaust tip pointing down. Gotta love that Special edition. When you going to start this project?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kent
Instead of that being a real, functional exhaust pipe, it is a specially designed resonator -- designed by Harley-Davidson unless I'm mistaken, that is there for show and sound only. It isn't an exhaust pipe... instead, I think it's part of the intake system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
comet66
They did them in University colors to. I think my dealer still has one in the University of Michigan's maize and blue. Being an old time car enthusiast, I like to see special editions of well known products.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
arnoldir
Looking at the pictures on ebay, the pipe is different than on the photo Dutch posted. I'll let you guys know if any exhaust actually comes out the end when my new baby arrives on Sunday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
arnoldir
Question to UCD, Is the chrome oil filter still available ?? I'd shure like to have a spare. For now I think I'll get a standard filter and swap the chrome one off and store it in a jar of clean oil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Boney
My feelings on the tractors { and some may shot me for this} is that if it is your hobbie and you are not making a living off them, do what you want with them. Make them into the tractor that YOU want. After all it is your butt that is in them and you are the one that will be driving them, make something that puts a smile on your face :) I would believe that most of the people here are here just for that reason, cause tractors put smile on our faces....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom_Byrne
MY TWO CENTS: Gotta admit that I'm a bit of a purist- I re-did my 2010 to original and the 7016 I just picked up will also be original when completed. Having said that, my tractors are a hobby AND an investment to me, and both of these machines are desireable in the sellers market. I also have an old Broadmoor thats basically trashed. This tractor will be the "hot rod" machine I always wanted to build, mostly because I have never seen a Broadmoor sell for big bucks(unless it's in mint condition and/or loaded with attachments)and they don't seem as desireable as the a large frame, so I'm not concerned with investment value, just some "Monster Garage" type fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UCD
Roger I can not find A simplicity # for it Most likely it is a Kohler# and/or is an aftermarket#. The local parts store should be able to cross it and get you a chrome one. A lot of engine oil filters are availabe in chrome. I use to sell them in my speed shop as dress up items.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
I would answer your question with a question........Do YOU like it? Sure the restored and mint tractors are a thing of beauty, yet i like to see what hackers do to "improve" or "fix". Lets face it its not like taking a Tucker car and hacking, they made a million of these tractors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brent_Baumer
I received both praise and condemnation for repainting the deutz 916 yellow if you recall. I am planning a purple and gold "Hagerstown Tigers" 7016H for my daughter as well. Since I got a little critism for getting rid of the lime green, I can't imagine the grief you'd get for ruining the Sim. orange Dutch. [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/Brent_Baumer/HB916_1.jpg[/img]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×