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Old 03-28-2008, 08:18 AM   post #1 of 17
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Installed last year on 7117 Simplicity lawn tractor.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:03 AM   post #2 of 17
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we are glad to have you. There are a lot of friendly and knowledgeable folks here, so enjoy all the different forums. Check out ”Active Topics” near the top left of the page for all the latest activity. That is a fine looking ride. Can you tell us more about the new engine?
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:01 PM   post #3 of 17
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Whoa! Heck of an entry post! That's one SWEET job you did.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:37 PM   post #4 of 17
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Wow!! That's a sweet looking machine and with a 4 cyl. I'll bet that really sounds sweet when it's running. Got any more pics or info on the engine?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:56 AM   post #5 of 17
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these engines were supplied to the goverment for $2300 or $2700 ea. tax money. they are 32 cubic inch which is about the same as my 14 h.p. case. i bougth 4 units $250 ea. about 6 yrs ago used one on 444 case. sold the other 2. my son posted the picture, i dont know to post pictures jim
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:55 PM   post #6 of 17
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COOL install! And . I sure would like some close up pics of that motor.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:18 PM   post #7 of 17
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Sweet tractor Jim

Joe here are a couple of links with pic's and info.

http://cgi.ebay.com/TELEDYNE-4A032-4...QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.saturnsurplus.com/engines/engines.htm
3rd one down should say Factory NEW Teledyne 4Cyl Surplus Engines!
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:10 PM   post #8 of 17
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Sweet tractor Jim

Joe here are a couple of links with pic's and info.

http://cgi.ebay.com/TELEDYNE-4A032-4...QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.saturnsurplus.com/engines/engines.htm
3rd one down should say Factory NEW Teledyne 4Cyl Surplus Engines!
Thanks for the links. With compression at only 6:1 these should run on really crap fuel, sure no need for high octane.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:00 AM   post #9 of 17
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Thats a fine looking machine!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:40 AM   post #10 of 17
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That is a very neat looking engine. Looking around they seem readily avail. How has this engine performed for you? I don't know anything about this company or their motors. Are they good? Reliable? Any info would be great to know. By the way great job putting that motor in your simplicity.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:03 AM   post #11 of 17
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Continental and Teledyne are one in the same I believe...we all know Continental made some very bullet proof engines ,way back to WW2!.

I saw some 10 HP Teledyne 2 cyl military surplus engines for sale while googling the other night under "surplus engines"...I think they were selling them for 650 bucks each--on a site called "Saturn Surplus Engines"..I'd love to have a few of those engines myself!..perfect to repower lawn tractors,I think they are underated,probably more like 16-20 hp in reality..

It looks right at home in that Simplicity!--I bet the tractor performs like never before with that engine in it...

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Old 04-20-2008, 04:41 PM   post #12 of 17
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:44 PM   post #13 of 17
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It does perform better than it did when I got it. It didn"t come with an engine.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:21 PM   post #14 of 17
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Gentlemen Update on the 4 cyl. Seal started to leak after about 32
hr. on the cone clutch side. the bevel may be pushing the oil to the right. starving the cone clutch and bearing their is no play in the bearing. but the seal will have to be replaced. can the seal be replaced with out taking the machine apart???? any help will be needed.


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I saw this last year when you first posted it. I am really considering doing a project just like this for fun. How is that engine holding up for you? Did you get the seal replace ok?
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