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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Pap » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:34 pm

Dale .... Thank You for all that you have put here. I have read this all the way through and I have learned a lot. I really like the pictures and all of the details about them.
Thanks again and keep up the great work that you do.
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:17 pm

Well, it is raining here today, so what better time to catch up on Betty's progress...especially since she has already been returned to the farm, and another tractor is being worked on now! Gotta keep my mind more organized! Sure helps taking photos and keeping notes for each tractor!

Since this tractor will have a fast hitch installed, I needed to replace the broken housing on the left. I removed it and found a replacement (but later realized it had the one-piece brake rather than the toggle, but too late now!!). I cleaned up the "new" housing, and transferred parts from the broken one. I was surprised that only ONE of the five lug bolts was the correct tapered bolt. Fortunately I have some spares.

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Only one tapered bolt holding on Left Final!

I needed to wait until the Barnyard Bash to finish up the finals. Meanwhile, I removed the carb:
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Opened up, cleaned and flattened the IH carb

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Filed the choke lever so it would clamp the choke shaft more tightly

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Reinstalled carb

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With the use of a press, plus some great cubfest folks, the final was finished.

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New seal for the differential shaft

Once the new seal was in, installed the final.
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:25 pm

Thanks to Bob McCarty, a "new" transmission shifter was waiting for me at the Bash, so after cleaning everything up, it looked a lot better.
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P.O's resourceful repair job

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A bit too generous with the RTV!! Found the same thing in the Touch Control!

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Took some effort to dig all the excess RTV out of the channel, drain holes front & back and the bolt holes

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A nice clean gasket! (Too lazy to cut and do the holes myself this time!)
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:56 pm

The old handmade battery box was OK, but had no lid or front cover.

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Brought to the Bash by a forum member was a very nice battery box that was bartered for! Love Cubfests!!

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Cleaned all bolt holes and wire brushed the mating points to bare metal

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New welding cable to starter...I still plan to replace the ground cable...hate those clamp type connectors

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All done. No fancy paint job...it wouldn't match the rest of the patina!

Next thing to do is install the fast hitch. That needs to be done before the left tire/rim is put back on, due to clearance issues. For the next post...break time now! :hattip:
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:12 pm

Decided to install the fast hitch in one piece, which worked, but ONLY after a few very choice words!! :lol: Like wrestling a 300 pound octopus single handed!!
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Lever-style (older) depth control installed

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Rockshaft rod installed with a new bushing from Tim (tst)...THANKS!

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Incorrect hanger straps...too short. Obtained dimensions from Bob McCarty & made one...THANKS!

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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:17 pm

Decided to go ahead & FINALLY finish this post. :lol:

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Attached trickle charger pigtail so battery box didn't need to be opened. Last one to get it!

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Her "LOLLIPOP" for being a good patient!!

Thanks for taking this journey with me! NOW it's time for a break...and an adult beverage or two!! :big smile:
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Paul Van Benschoten » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:36 am

In the picture where you are installing the fast hitch, is there a soda bottle over the shifter?

Is it to keep it clean in the shop, or to keep water from seeping into the transmission?
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Stanton » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:41 am

Good job, Dale. A feeling of pride and satisfaction, I'm sure, has swept over you...


...soon you'll be asking, "Where's the next one?" :{_}:
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:05 am

Paul Van Benschoten wrote:In the picture where you are installing the fast hitch, is there a soda bottle over the shifter?

Is it to keep it clean in the shop, or to keep water from seeping into the transmission?

My 5 cubs live in a covered shed, but are exposed to condensation, washing & occasional rain. I had some unrecyclable tennis ball cans & figured this would be a good use for them! Plus, I was bored the day I made these!! :lol:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=106683
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:34 pm

Dale Finch wrote:
Paul Van Benschoten wrote:In the picture where you are installing the fast hitch, is there a soda bottle over the shifter?

Is it to keep it clean in the shop, or to keep water from seeping into the transmission?

My 5 cubs live in a covered shed, but are exposed to condensation, washing & occasional rain. I had some unrecyclable tennis ball cans & figured this would be a good use for them! Plus, I was bored the day I made these!! :lol:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=106683

That's a good solution. What is the black part 8n 5he center that looks like a black Solo cup with the bottom cut off?

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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:19 pm

Look at the link I included. It shows 2 tennis ball cans cut (top off one, bottom off the other) then taped together for the right height with Gorilla tape.
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Re: '55 Cub "Refurbishing"

Postby CharlieK » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:02 pm

neato Dale....... I like that
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