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gwiseman

That's a nice machine to refurb Matthew. I recommend you copy the pictures and upload to this thread at some point, due to possibility of losing the link.  Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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mcd
6 minutes ago, gwiseman said:

That's a nice machine to refurb Matthew. I recommend you copy the pictures and upload to this thread at some point, due to possibility of losing the link.  Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Once I'm finished up I will. Just using this thread/link to keep track for now for myself :)

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PhanDad

I'm sure the restoration will turn out great and I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

One deck improvement I suggest is to add a turbo style stone guard; it ties the front of the deck to the back (like the old style stone guards used to do) and strengthens the leading edge.  IMO, it's a much better solution than just removing the OEM stone guard as has been done to your deck (based on the pics).   It appears the front edge of your deck has been bent back a little, so it will have to be straightened a bit to install the turbo style stone guard.

Here's a pic of the guard:

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It's Simplicity part number 1677261.  I bought one in June for $35 from my local Simplicity dealer (he had to order it in).

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Alltractoredup
3 hours ago, PhanDad said:

I'm sure the restoration will turn out great and I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

One deck improvement I suggest is to add a turbo style stone guard; it ties the front of the deck to the back (like the old style stone guards used to do) and strengthens the leading edge.  IMO, it's a much better solution than just removing the OEM stone guard as has been done to your deck (based on the pics).   It appears the front edge of your deck has been bent back a little, so it will have to be straightened a bit to install the turbo style stone guard.

Here's a pic of the guard:

IMG_7769.thumb.JPG.90e3887371f6818e10d06a51c4fb8985.JPG

It's Simplicity part number 1677261.  I bought one in June for $35 from my local Simplicity dealer (he had to order it in).

I need to do that also

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mcd
14 hours ago, PhanDad said:

I'm sure the restoration will turn out great and I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

One deck improvement I suggest is to add a turbo style stone guard; it ties the front of the deck to the back (like the old style stone guards used to do) and strengthens the leading edge.  IMO, it's a much better solution than just removing the OEM stone guard as has been done to your deck (based on the pics).   It appears the front edge of your deck has been bent back a little, so it will have to be straightened a bit to install the turbo style stone guard.

Here's a pic of the guard:

IMG_7769.thumb.JPG.90e3887371f6818e10d06a51c4fb8985.JPG

It's Simplicity part number 1677261.  I bought one in June for $35 from my local Simplicity dealer (he had to order it in).

I never knew about this piece. Thanks for the recommendation!

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On 12/11/2017 at 4:45 PM, PhanDad said:

I'm sure the restoration will turn out great and I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

One deck improvement I suggest is to add a turbo style stone guard; it ties the front of the deck to the back (like the old style stone guards used to do) and strengthens the leading edge.  IMO, it's a much better solution than just removing the OEM stone guard as has been done to your deck (based on the pics).   It appears the front edge of your deck has been bent back a little, so it will have to be straightened a bit to install the turbo style stone guard.

Here's a pic of the guard:

IMG_7769.thumb.JPG.90e3887371f6818e10d06a51c4fb8985.JPG

It's Simplicity part number 1677261.  I bought one in June for $35 from my local Simplicity dealer (he had to order it in).

That was a good buy Bill. Now they are $73.85 at Jacks.  

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PhanDad
1 hour ago, Chris727 said:

That was a good buy Bill. Now they are $73.85 at Jacks.  

Wow!

I wasn't happy paying $35 - I had bought one about 4 years before for about $23.

Briggs must have made a new batch.  I probably got one of the last ones of an old batch. I've noticed lately that if Briggs decides to restock a part, the cost increase is unbelievable.  

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720nut
10 hours ago, PhanDad said:

Wow!

I wasn't happy paying $35 - I had bought one about 4 years before for about $23.

Briggs must have made a new batch.  I probably got one of the last ones of an old batch. I've noticed lately that if Briggs decides to restock a part, the cost increase is unbelievable.  

I don't know about the rest of you but any time I've had to buy from Jacks have felt he's way over priced on all his items, if I'm going to pay that plus shipping I'll buy local and keep money hereas they say

To pay $73.85 for a $35 item is insane. Oh just my $.02

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s_stephen
23 minutes ago, 720nut said:

I don't know about the rest of you but any time I've had to buy from Jacks have felt he's way over priced on all his items, if I'm going to pay that plus shipping I'll buy local and keep money hereas they say

To pay $73.85 for a $35 item is insane. Oh just my $.02

I have to agree with you lloyd the last few times i have priced parts threw jacks i have found them elsewhere for almost half the price.

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Tom45

The price of $73.85 is what Brenda at Sandy Lakes says the price shows for the stone guard.  It does look like about 3/4" round bar with some bends and a couple of tabs.  I assume that it works better than the short piece of tubing bolted to the front of the deck that is standard.  I am interested if someone makes some.  

Tom W

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PhanDad
On ‎12‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 11:31 AM, Baja24 said:

Are those blades on that deck considered high lift or mulchers ?

They are Gator Blades - advertised as hi-lift and mulching.

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gwiseman
3 hours ago, Tom45 said:

The price of $73.85 is what Brenda at Sandy Lakes says the price shows for the stone guard.  It does look like about 3/4" round bar with some bends and a couple of tabs.  I assume that it works better than the short piece of tubing bolted to the front of the deck that is standard.  I am interested if someone makes some.  

Tom W

I found a dealer w/lots of non sellable nos snowmobile runner guide rods. Got them for cheap & made my own. Sure isn’t factory nice but it works. 75B28F64-7D89-4124-AF8B-9881B8BF15BC.thumb.jpeg.be1520abf1e7070f3a74323bb41a4c8c.jpegB2CF6301-6ABB-4D52-BC0D-4362431A45ED.thumb.jpeg.8dd5416f02a02f150e1a9678b7126647.jpeg4482A461-7D21-4DE9-A4D8-46993E967FB2.thumb.jpeg.cf670e0f588599f97b3190e910f687ef.jpeg

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Alltractoredup
On 12/13/2017 at 8:57 AM, 720nut said:

How many of you need this item ? I can build for a whole lot less than there asking.

I was thinking the same thing. Somebody must have time to fab these and sell them

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PhanDad
4 hours ago, mcd said:

How do I remove the area under the steering wheel where the battery and gas tank are stored? If it's too much work I might just keep it on and work around it.

 

 

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First remove the steering wheel (a bolt all the through the wheel from the bottom side edge).

Then the top dash plate (4 screws; remove the wires to the amp meter)

Then the dash assembly (about 6 screws, heads are on the underside of the frame; to completely remove the dash assembly, you'll have to disconnect/remove wiring, solenoid, choke and throttle cables).  One of the screws can be seen in the bottom left of this pic:

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MikeES

One correction, looking at the age of your tractor, I believe to remove your steering wheel there is a nut under the center hub cap of the steering wheel.  By the early 80s Simplicity quit using the through bolt to hold the steering wheel. 

I would guess your tractor is a 1982 or 83.

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