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I GOT ANOTHER B10 FOR FREE. NO ENGINE. I WAS COMING BACK AFTER AN AMBULANCE RUN AND I SEEN SOMETHING IN THE WEEDS. SO I HAD TO STOP AND LOOK. I ASKED THE OWNER ABOUT IT. HE LOOKED AT ME AS IF I WAS CRAZY. WELL I AM CRAZY ABOUT SIMple trACtors. HE TOLD ME HE WAS GETTING READY TO HAUL IT TO THE DUMP,U KNOW THE REST. WHAT SIZE ENGINE SHOULD I GET FROM SMALL ENGINE WAREHOUSE???? I'M STILL RESTORING MY OTHER B10. I WANT MY NEW ONE FOR WINTER.:)

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Kent
Another free one? No fair -- I'm ready to cry "foul!" The original engine for a B-10 was a Briggs & Stratton Model 243431, a cast-iron single cylinder. I doubt you'll be able to buy a new one anywhere. Your best bet would be to find a good used one, or a rebuildable one....

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I'M GOING TO LOOK AT ANOTHER TRACTOR FRIDAY. THE GUY TOLD ME IT SAYS A/C ON THE HOOD. HE SAID IT RUNS BUT SMOKES. I DON'T KNOW THE SIZE YET. HE SAID NO LESS THAN $100. MY WIFE IS GOING TO KILL ME. KENT, I JUST WANT AN ENGINE TO MAKE IT RUN THIS WINTER, SO I CAN PUSH SNOW. WHAT NEW TYPE ENGINE DO U THINK?

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There is NO bolt-in new engine that I'm aware of. You may want to see these tips from Al Eden's site: http://www.repowereng.com/repowereng/repower_tips.htm You could likely make several different horizontal shaft engines work -- but each would have its unique challenges. Unless you're willing to tackle those, and risk damaging an expensive heavy-duty horizontal shaft engine (they cost more than the vertical shaft ones), again I'd recommend something close to what came in it originally -- the cast-iron Briggs or Kohler single-cylinder engines. They'll likely outlast any new one you can buy, and avoid any chopping/butchering that might decrease the value of the tractor. For example, here's what looks like a rebuilt 16HP Briggs that would fit: http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/classDetail.asp?id=1995 There's others listed in the Classifieds... or post a Want Ad.

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What good fortune for you, keep up the good work! Kent, weren't early B-10s a 9 HP like the first Landlords? I did a cross reference of these two tables and if I'm correct the early B-10 is the equivalent to the 308/314 Simplicity tractors. Hey! That almost sounds scientific....... lol http://www.simpletractors.com/X-reference/ac_s_pg1.htm http://www.simpletractors.com/parts/engine/landlord.htm I have a 9 HP Briggs that is painted black over the original A-C yellow, the one I had at Brooklyn. I have not run this engine yet, but it does turn over by hand so it's not locked up. The engine numbers are Model 23D, Type 0129 02, Serial 23242 and it was manufactured in January of 1964. Below is the link to the data table. This is possibly an original early B-10 engine, but the S/G and carb are off a Simplicity judging by the paint on them. Do you plan on restoring this tractor? http://www.edgeta.org/mdate3.htm

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Kent, sorry but I guess that didn't come out the way I wanted it to sound.... If this is going to be a restoration, here's an original(I think) engine that's available.... I didn't mean to sound like a wise guy smarty pants know it all...... lol

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No problem, Kirk. I didn't know (and still don't) if it IS an early B-10. I was just trying to steer the guy toward using an original-type engine, not a new-style one... My earlier link to the ads was to a 16HP one, which wouldn't have been absolutely original... but it would go in much easier than a new Vanguard twin, for example....

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