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?
285 "The Ames" backup 1
165 "The 165" (Upgrade to FC420V from 170) backup 2
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.
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.
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.