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1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Sat May 02, 2020 3:27 pm

Hey everyone, fixing up my grandfathers '49 cub. For the Touch-Control Oil Reservoir it say to use a 10w oil. Is that still true today with different oils offer today?

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat May 02, 2020 3:37 pm

Hytran, or IH compatable hydraulic oil, from auto supply stores or Tractor Supply is the modern stuff.
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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Sat May 02, 2020 4:07 pm

Thanks for the help!

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Sat May 02, 2020 4:08 pm

Can anyone help me identify the attachment on the tractor?
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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat May 02, 2020 4:47 pm

Just a guess, I’m going with a check row planter.

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat May 02, 2020 9:36 pm

I agree with Bill, looks like a check row planter. Not original to the cub, but looks like someone did a good job adapting it.
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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Jim Becker » Sun May 03, 2020 12:05 am

Looks like you have parts of two things. One is a planter. The other looks like a fertilizer attachment. The planter is IH. The Fertilizer unit may be John Blue (based on the wheel drive sprocket).

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Sun May 03, 2020 2:11 pm

Interesting, I will shoot some details photos of it tomorrow, when I get to the farm and post some images tomorrow night. Thanks everyone for helping me with this, hopefully the detail photos will help!

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Mon May 04, 2020 9:12 pm

A few more photo's and it is a John Blue addition
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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Mon May 04, 2020 9:17 pm

One more
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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Glen » Tue May 05, 2020 1:12 am

Hi,
Below are owner's manuals for the implements you might have, I can't tell exactly in your pics which you have.
You can look at the manuals and see what you have. The manuals have lots of info.

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

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

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

The 1949 Cub operator's manual has lots of info. Maybe you have it already. There are manuals at the top of the page at Cub Info.

The right rear tire in your pic has the tread backwards from how it should be. I don't know if the left tire is too.
If you want to change the right side to have the tread facing ahead, you can take the rim and tire off at the 4 bolts that hold the rim on the wheel disc, and turn the rim and tire around, and then attach it again to the center disc, with the attachments on the outside of the disc. That should give it the 44" wheel spacing, which is 1 width wider than the narrowest spacing.
Or if you want it as narrow as it goes, remove the 5 bolts from the wheel disc, at the center, and move the tire, rim, and disc to the left side.
There is no pic of the left side, I don't know if the left side is installed the same or not.

There is a rear wheel spacing chart in the 1949 Cub operator's manual on page 45.
It is the right rear wheel in the pic. The 44" spacing is above the outline of the tire.

If the Cub has an adjustable front axle, it can be set to match the rear wheel width.
Sometimes the axle tubes get rusted in place, and are hard to move. :)

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Tue May 05, 2020 9:54 am

Thanks you! I noticed that too about the tire. The tires are dry rotted and need to be replace. I ordered the front tires from Steiner Tractor. The back tires are originals 9x24. So I'm guessing a 9.5x24 replacement, any suggestions on what tire to put on the back? I priced a K-9 bais 9.5x24 for a pair installed on the rim at $430.00.

Thanks for the link to the manuaI's, hope to have her running this weekend!!!!

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Glen » Tue May 05, 2020 5:36 pm

Hi,
They usually recommend before buying tires or parts for a Cub that doesn't run, do a compression test, and see if the engine is ok, or wornout.

The Cub service manual says the compression for a Cub engine is 120 lbs. That is probably for a new engine. They do work with less, 90 lbs or above is useable.

You need to use the starter to turn the engine fast enough to do the test. Remove all the spark plugs at the same time before beginning the test. Open the throttle fully, so it can get air for the test.
Be sure the ignition switch is at off.
Run the starter to turn the engine over several times on each test, until the gauge pointer stops going up. Writing down the readings is good, then you can have a record. Maybe you knew already.

The rear tires with the regular 45 degree bars pull better than the style in your pic. We had a Cub with one of those like in your pic, it didn't pull as good as a Cub with the 45 degree bars.

The 8x24 rear tires were standard, which are 8.3x24 nowadays. They probably cost less than the 9.5x24 tires.

The Cub operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1949 Cub operator'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.

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

This manual shows the electrical system that a 1949 Cub originally had.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.

The recommendation in the manual to use 10W oil in the Touch Control was changed later to 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 it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Cub, the transmission, and 2 final drives.

The transmissions in Cubs commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time. :)
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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Photog » Wed May 06, 2020 2:14 pm

Thanks for the info, I was able to find the manual early in the process. Which helped greatly and I'm in the process of changing all the fluids, spark plugs, wires, dist. cap/button, regulator, and wiring harness. Had some slugged in the oil filter and breather area, so I order an oil pan seal, PTO/Trans seals and final drive seals to clean and change out the fluids. Also drained and refilled the stressing fluid. I will check the pressure of the engine. Also checked the valves and they move freely too. With the shipment arriving today, I should have her cranked and running this weekend and will purchase tires as soon as she starts! As far as implements, I have the small disk harrow, the saw mill, cultivators, sickle bar cutter and the bottom plow. I also have a small trailer that is wood not metal so I don't think it was bought, but maybe grandpa made it.

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Re: 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu May 07, 2020 6:24 am

Very nice collection of implements! Most cubs seem to come with one or two. Seems like grandpa had a lot of uses for the old gal.
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