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post #1 of 10 Old 08-24-2018, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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T-16 Homelite School

Never seen one before today.
Setting for a few years what am I getting into to get it running?
I know the standard New gas, plug, carb cleaned and ect.
So the generator and starter are the same unit? Points and condenser?
Parts availability?

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Re: T-16 Homelite School

Driveshaft driven from the engine back to a gear box under the seat, with stub shafts out both sides. Right side drives the trans, left side is the pto pulley. Check those shafts for play, a BGB (bevel gear box) can be time consuming (and not real cheap) to rebuild.

Also, depending on the model, it might have an electric pto clutch for front attachments. Allis built units have it, Simplicity built ones don't.

Built by Allis Chalmers: front grille is wider at the base, 4" round headlights.
Built by Simplicity: front is wider at top, lights are built into a pod on the sides.

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Built by Homelite. But division of Textron. Is on model plate. It has the other type of headlight bezels I have seen on net. So it is s Simplicity then.

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That is exactly the type of info I am looking to get on this unit.

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Great find! One of the Simplicity built T-16H's is on my list. I have 4 Homelites currently, all Allis-built, and a growing list of blue implements. I would like to find a Simplicity built T-16H and an Allis built T-10.
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Not sure if guy will sell or wants to get it running. How hard is information to find and Parts? Things like points gap and ect?

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Re: T-16 Homelite School

Just in case someone is looking for the Allis built t-16 here is one right where I live: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...61772320510959

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Not sure if guy will sell or wants to get it running. How hard is information to find and Parts? Things like points gap and ect?
Its a Homelite branded Simplicity. Parts are pretty easy to find still for the most part, some are even available from dealers. Manuals are easy to get, most are free online.
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Where would you get parts for this tractor?
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Its a Homelite branded Simplicity. Parts are pretty easy to find still for the most part, some are even available from dealers. Manuals are easy to get, most are free online.
I see your post, but now Jacks Small Engine no longer carries parts. If I get a serious part failure I suspect my T-16 will be trash.
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What parts? Ebay is a good source, again if you can find a manual and get part numbers just google that. Parts are usually not hard to find, sometimes Simplicity dealers even have some. Under the sheet metal all the running gear is the same as many older Simplicity tractors and parts from most Simplicity made tractors will work.
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