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ToddM
I had to put a new 16HP Vanguard Twin engine into my dads 1993 Landlord. It had only 1555 hours on it and seized up. I was lucky and found an engine for about $700 including shipping from Jacks Small Engine and I am very happy with the service I got from them. It was so simple to replace this engine I can't believe you would have to pay someone to do it, usually. My mom was going to have a dealer do it because she didn't want to bother me. I said it was really no big deal and I saved her a lot of money. All I had to do was fight the mosquitos off for a few hours, they are horrible since all the rain we have gotten. Thanks Todd








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PatRarick
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Originally posted by duckman
well now there's something else I didn't know - when did Simplicity reverse the direction of the engine (air inlet to the front vs rear)?
Not understanding your question, Don, unless you are thinking that this is a horizontal shaft engine. The last Landlords, such as this one, had vertical shaft engines.

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DMedal
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Originally posted by PatRarick
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Originally posted by duckman
well now there's something else I didn't know - when did Simplicity reverse the direction of the engine (air inlet to the front vs rear)?
Not understanding your question, Don, unless you are thinking that this is a horizontal shaft engine. The last Landlords, such as this one, had vertical shaft engines.
Yeah, that was it - I thought it was horizontal shaft from seeing it sit there. thanks

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goatfarmer
I did a similar swap a few years ago, took out a blown 12hp Vanguard, and replaced it with a 14.5 Vanguard. You're right, very straightforward, about 3 hours to do the switch. Looks good!

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ZippoVarga
Those vanguards are nice engines and require only minimal maintenance. The hours seem low on that engine for it to fail. Since it's out......wouldn't hurt to break it down and find the culprit. May end up being something minor enough to hang on to the engine for a possible future re power. Sorry....I am just a pack rat. The possibilities and parts on that engine alone make it worth a couple hundred on Ebay. Mikuni fuel pump, solenoid fuel bowl actuator, oil pressure sending unit, oil pump.......ugh.....OK, make it about 300 bucks worth of parts. That would help recover some of the initial 700 dollar expense. Just my two cents worth. As I drool over the "bad" engine...lol. Nice work by the way. I recently re-powered a 14hp 36 inch MTD disposable with a 16.5 hp from a..........get this......"Centar"...Someone at MTD was watching too many Battle Star Galactica re-runs apparently...lol. It was the spitting image of the mid 90's MTD box store mowers sold at TSC, Lowes, Maynards, Home Depot....you get the jist of it. Any how....Nice re power. Keep the damaged engine!! Sean aka Zippo.

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IronPony
While working in an open garage in Minnesota, I learned to set up an old box fan and blow it across my work area to keep the mosquitoes away. It works well.^and it is a cheap solution to the bug problem. Dan

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ToddM
I set up an old fan and had it blowing most of the mosquitos off of me. But some still found me, in addition I sold the old engine for $200, turns out the electric clutch seized up and not the motor. So the engine was still good. The clutch alone was $350. But now my dad has essentially a new old tractor that should last a long time. He can't walk, so the new engine is added insurance when he is mowing the yard or grinding up leaves when no one else is around. So for a little over $1000 it still was worth it, as he does not have much feeling in his feet and this tractor still has a hand control for forward and reverse. He can't use the newer tractors with foot controls. Thanks Todd

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