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PostSubject: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:20 pm

So I pulled this out of the junkyard almost four months ago and built it up with a very minimal amount of money.It is a 1968 Simplicity Landlord with a 240000 series 10hp cast iron block engine with a starter generator electric start system. It is currently pulley swapped with 3 inch on the trans and a 6 1/2 inch on the engine. It tops out at around 30mph. This is it then.

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:32 am

wow, looks good, those simplicity's like to lift the front end off the ground for some reason Cool did the atv tires come on it?
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:30 pm

cheers nice find, awesome pic!
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:29 pm

That's a good tractor.

Yep, all Simplicitys do wheelies.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:07 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
wow, looks good, those simplicity's like to lift the front end off the ground for some reason Cool did the atv tires come on it?
Yes it came with the atv tires. I took them off another lawnmower in the yard because the original rear tires were full of holes.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:22 am

Here is a better picture of what it really looks like.

Alright so last weekend i bought a complete engine from the junk yard(that's kinda where i get all my stuff)and i had it apart in an hour and back up and running in two days. The engine is a syncro-balanced 12hp 300000 series cast iron block engine that now runs beautifully and loves gas.
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got the 10hp out

side by side comparison 10vs12

Sorry i forgot to take a picture after i was done but ill get one soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:10 am

Wow very nice. The 12hp should be a considerable difference, I think the dicplacement of the 12 is greater than the 10hp by like 3ci lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:02 pm

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Wow very nice. The 12hp should be a considerable difference, I think the dicplacement of the 12 is greater than the 10hp  by like 3ci lol.
yea there's a pretty big difference in displacement. The displacement of the 10hp is 393cc (23.98ci)and the 12hp is 494cc (30.15ci). But so far the 12hp is performing ALOT better than the 10hp ever did. Now i just burn more gas but, thats all. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:31 pm

so today i was riding my lawnmower around and my muffler fell right off. turns out my pipe broke


but im thinking about doing a straight pipe exhaust with a spare pipe ive got sitting around anyways and the muffler came from a different lawnmower that ive got.
also ive got some rims that i bought so i can get some new wider tires to mount on them for the front and back
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:43 pm

I'm such an idiot. So today when I got home I was bored so i took my lawnmower into the woods to go through some mud hoping I'd come out without getting stuck but, of course I get stuck. So now I hate myself because I might actually have to take it apart to get it unstuck. Woohoo...



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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:59 pm

I've had my mower stuck worse than that. Tie a chain to the front and pull it out with something. Or lift it out! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:44 pm

I would but its in the worst spot ever. all of the ground within like 20ft in all directions is essentially mud sooo, it will be a fun time getting it out for sure. Sad Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:51 pm

And there is a big a$$ fallen tree in front of it as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:53 pm

Take a chain, a come-along, and a nearby tree to pull it out. Or wait till it dries up and drive it out. Looks good tho.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:58 pm

Or go really oldschool and get some rope and a few pullies. lol

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:32 pm

So we got her out of the mud-hole today(by "we" I mean my dad)with nothing but a ratchet strap. Cool Cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:02 pm

How did he do that?
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:26 pm

Used the ratchet strap like a come along.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:10 pm

What he did was he tied the strap to the back of the mower and to a tree and just tightened the strap til it was out of the mud.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:26 pm

Running "Into the Storm"
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:12 am

Was that a PTO i saw on the front?
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:21 pm

@TedTheDestroyer wrote:
Was that a PTO i saw on the front?
Actually that is a homemade pull start, but i took that off once i got my new engine because the new engine has super strong compression and is almost impossible to pull start
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:23 pm

Alright so i ordered some new tires yesterday for the rear. They are 25x9.50-12 Interco Super Swamper Vampire tires like the ones Fearlessfront has on his Diesel Sears. They look like like this and i should have em in a week or so. oh and now I'm broke Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:37 am

Sorry for the wait on the update but, here it is!

So I got the tires and look at the size compared to our Subaru Outback and look at the beefy tread pattern


Got them mounted at the tire shop in town and got them on the mower within the hour. The only problem i had is I had to raise the fenders


Also i built a new intake to keep the water out of the engine

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Simplicity Landlord Offroad   Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:13 am

Here's some pics from the snow ride not too long after I got the tires.


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