Battle plan for rusty relic Cub?

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Re: Battle plan for rusty relic Cub?

Postby Dusty B » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:30 am

Jim - Experience! Bought a non-runner on CR in FL $100! Another $100 to get it from Sarasota to DSCF - pulled hood & head w/help from several of my good friends(I hope) here on the forum! long story short - parted it out on site and just broke even!! Obviously there was no hope (situation no cover on exhaust so engine was toast!) Next story - bought a loboy w/mower (stored inside but motor stuck) for $200 - freed up motor and have been using it for 15 years!!! Just my opinion I would run from yard art!!! Dusty B
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Re: Battle plan for rusty relic Cub?

Postby Stanton » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:43 am

Kinda agree with Dusty on this one; it's lawn art for a reason.

But here's some additional info in the How To Forum on what to look for when inspecting a Cub for sale:
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Re: Battle plan for rusty relic Cub?

Postby Clemsonfor » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:03 pm

Eugene wrote:Dollar wise, much cheaper to purchase a Cub in work ready condition.

You need to consider why it was lawn art.

The C60 Cub engine is not sleeved. Engine machine shop and new parts can cost as much as a work ready Cub.

I was going to say the same thing. For what I see running good shape ones cost it seems the best bang for your buck is buy one running. Now if you want to restore it and spend hundreds of hours getting it running and working on it and redoing it, then buying a beat neglected one may be your chosen route.

But judging from the prices I saw on an auction in NC this last year, if wouldn't make much sense to pay $400 for one that needed lots of work. Now it it needs points plugs fresh fuel and oil and it's good to go that's a different story.

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Re: Battle plan for rusty relic Cub?

Postby KETCHAM » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:52 am

I bought Krusty for $400...and did a lot of work to it.....cleaned fuel it....rod valve springs....lapped coil...tune now a great it cost me a few $$$$...but its working again..1947...4 digit ser #....
47 CUB[Krusty] 49 CUB[Ollie] 50 H-- PLOWS DISCS MOWERS AND lots more stuff!!Life is to short -Have fun now cause ya ain't gonna be here long!!!!

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