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1960's Simplicity with a 16hp. pull start, which m

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tej
If it's an early 60's frame a 16HP block won't even fit between the frame rails. A later 60's frame will accept the 16 aka a 3012 or a 3112,the only way to go!You just can't beat cu in,+hydro+hydro lift!

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tej
Paul, I think it must have been repowered as I don't think Simplicity had any engine bigger than a 12hp Briggs in the 60's. If this is a 4 wheel tractor as I assumed, then to fit in a 16hp Briggs it would probably be at least a 2010 or 3010. Or is this some kind of commercial walk behind mower with a Wisconsin engine? Tim

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Kent
I tend to agree with Jeff -- it's probably a 6HP. I personally wouldn't want to pull start a 16HP cast -iron single, especially wrapping the cord each time....

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tej
Kent-Will let you about pull starting a 32"CID CI engine as I am putting my 14 HP together within a month and to bench run it this is my only means with out a lot of wires and calbles running about.

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tej
I also agree with Jeff. A miss print is more likely than a repower. Kent, it's very easy to pull start a 12hp and probably not much harder to do a 16hp. When the starter belt broke on my B12 I manual started it for about 6 months before I had the time to replace the belt. Luckly it always started on the second pull. Tim

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svon
Well now - how about that? Clayton if you could fit a hood and grill to give it the OEM appearance you'd have yourself one heck of a sleeper! Sounds like a project worth undertaking. DLC - do you have any parts to help him out?

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dymondclay
I have to disagree about fitting the 16HP between
the early 60's frame rails. I have a 725 that blew its
motor about 20 years ago. The previous owner replaced the
7.25 with a 16HP Briggs Industrial. He might have had
to redrill mounting holes but the drive shaft bolted up
and the tractor runs. I have to take some pictures of
it so I can send them in. He never got around to modifying
the hood to fit the new engine though and ended up junking
the hood. Other than that though, it looks like a beast.


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John_RI
The heck with putting a measly 16 HP Briggs in the frame,yes now that you mentioned it, certain 16's will I suppose fit in,the pan. On mine however wouldn't work,the pan was too wide.While we're talking about putting in large engs. in, how about a big-block CHEV-A-LEY I know a guy in WI.that would let me 'borrow' his to experiment with![if I ask him nicely!] In the mean time I'll give him my 16HP Briggs to run his pick-up with !Sounds like a fair 'swap' to me! dlc

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