'53 High Altitude Cub Restoration Project

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'53 High Altitude Cub Restoration Project

Postby Rick Glassman » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:45 pm

I’m starting to restore a ’53 High Altitude Farmalll Cub. When I went to remove the starter, I noticed that someone had ground down the oil filter housing to install an improper starter. I’m a little concerned about the modification. Should I be concerned about the amount of metal removed at the oil filter housing? I have included pictures and any input would be appreciated.
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Re: '53 High Altitude Cub Restoration Project

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:59 pm

That was probably done at some point to install a 12-volt starter. Some have reported being able to install a 12-volt starter without modifying anything. I doubt enough material has been removed to hurt anything. Consider it a cosmetic problem.

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Re: '53 High Altitude Cub Restoration Project

Postby wrz » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:44 am

On my 63 LoBoy I ground down the spots where you can see the round circles because it touched the 12 volt starter housing. Not much was removed and the starter fit fine with clearance. I also looked at over 8 cub engines and some had the button in the casting and some you couldn't see the bump at all.
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Re: '53 High Altitude Cub Restoration Project

Postby Rick Glassman » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:48 pm

Going back to a 6 volt system. Thanks!


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