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I have two fairly basic maintenance questions that I was unable to get answered by paging through my owners' manual for my 1978 Simplicity (Baron) 7014S Tractor: 1.) What type of lubricant is in the bevel gear box? The manual lists SAE 90 for the transmission but a Simplicity part #1685092 for the BGB. Is this a 90W gear oil as well? 2.) Points replacement - Is an electronic ignition conversion a good idea or are breaker points the way to go? This tractor has the B&S 14HP (model #326437) Any recommendations or things to watch for when doing this conversion? The tractor itself is in excellent condition and I intend to keep it for as long as possible, so keeping it in good working order is a priority for me. I just want to be certain I'm doing things correctly! Thanks for the advice... Ken ^

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MPH
Welcome to the club. 80w-90 is normal in the bgb, I run syn so it lubs when I plow snow here in Alaska. Think if you a search on the conversion you'll get many ideas and much reading time. Mine still all run on points..MPH

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Thanks for the welcome, but I hardly feel like a new member to this group having been an avid reader of the message boards here for quite some time. I am a newbie when it comes dispensing advice which would explain my semi silent participation until now. It amazes me how much one can learn from reading the posts and subsequent replies. And like everyone else here, I'm dying to see how the project tractor that thedaddycat has been gracing us with in his photo journals, turns out!

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BTW, any idea how much fluid the bevel gear box and differential will hold? The manual lists the transmission capacity at 2.25 quarts and I'm assuming that this is for the BGB as they list the differential separately and give no capacity for it. Thanks again for the help!! Ken

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