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New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Moss1980 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:40 pm

Hello all , new to the site and new to this 1949 cub , i believe i got a good deal for it , 6 cords of wood , and $300 bucks , i was told it was fully restored in 1999 , and was used for a couple years and then it sat in a barn for 17 years , i til i pulled it out last week , it needs a carb, starter , rear light, looks to jave brand new tires on it but alittle dry rotted , but still has the little nubs on it thread , I'd love to get this thing running , and i will be scrolling and reading thru many fourms about this cub , any advice on where to source parts , and or rebuild kits for said items , id greatly appreciate it , hmm says files are too large to post pics i will figure that out

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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Be sure you prime the oil pump before attempting the first start. Do a search here for the procedure. PDF manuals are available under Quick Links in the upper left of this screen. Parts sources are TM Tractor Parts, your local CaseIH dealer, Brillman and local auto parts places like NAPA.
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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:03 pm

Check out the HOW TO section for things like carb rebuild. We have several members of the forum who rebuild carbs, and if you attend a Cubfest, there is often at least one there who will do it as long as you bring the necessary parts. Most carbs are worth rebuilding.

Starters can be redone at a shop that does that...fortunately they are still around. If they say it costs too much to repair, there are aftermarket ones available.

Is your tractor still 6v or has it been converted to 12v? When you get a new battery, make sure it is the size that will fit in the battery box (if there is still one on your tractor!). Also, especially if it is 6v, make sure the battery cables and ends are in good condition, and not "weanie"!! Nice fat clean cables will do wonders for starts!

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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:10 pm

Moss welcome to the forum!
Let the Cub hobby begin, your sure to find it satisfying. :)

On the photos, if your working off a lap or desk top running windows right click on the photo and open with MS paint. In paint you have the option to resize. I click pixel and you’ll get two boxes with numerical size. I’ll change the larger number to 800, the other number will adjust itself. Then save it as whatever you want to call it. You won’t have a problem posting it in that size and it’ll be large enough for viewers to appreciate what it is.
Looking forward to seeing what you have.
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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:12 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:Moss welcome to the forum!
Let the Cub hobby begin, your sure to find it satisfying. :)


...and ADDICTIVE!!! Just ask anyone on this forum!

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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:19 pm

Dale Finch wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote:Moss welcome to the forum!
Let the Cub hobby begin, your sure to find it satisfying. :)


...and ADDICTIVE!!! Just ask anyone on this forum!

:roll: ...putting it mildly
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

1958 Cub Lo-Boy
1952 Farmall Cub, Paula's Cub
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1946 International IA (Lil’Mule)
1946 International IA (#2)
1953 Farmall SA

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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Eugene » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:21 pm

Welcome.

Purchasing parts or kits from the advertisers at the bottom of this page, great. Some parts and kits advertised on the internet and from other sources don't fit and are a waste of time and money. Ask on this site for opinions.

Once you prime the oil pump and are ready to start the engine - - - conduct compression tests. Valves frequently stick open, thus no start.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:22 pm

Dale Finch wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote:Moss welcome to the forum!
Let the Cub hobby begin, your sure to find it satisfying. :)


...and ADDICTIVE!!! Just ask anyone on this forum!



I just moved two more cubs into the hoop barn today, that makes 6 of them in there, addictive?? Hmmmmm, maybe so!!! :D
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Re: New 1949 farmall cub

Postby Glen » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:23 pm

Hi,
If the Cub has been sitting for sometime, the oil pump can lose it's prime, then there can be no oil pressure when the engine is running, if the oil pump won't suck the oil up from the oil pan.

Below is a post I made showing how to prime the oil pump. It is part way down the page.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91765&start=60


The Cub owner's manual will help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1949 Cub owner's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14. Changing the trans and final drive oils are on pages 20 and 21.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

The recommendation in the manual to use motor oil in the Touch Control was changed later to use Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.

I would check or change all the oils before using the Cub. Using a Cub with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in it.
There are 3 separate gear housings at the rear area of a Cub, with 3 separate oil levels to check, the transmission, and 2 final drives. :)


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