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Your choice for the 2004 Ugly But Beautiful Working Cub

Poll ended at Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:56 pm

#1
9
16%
#2
4
7%
#3
44
77%
 
Total votes: 57

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Ugly But Beautiful Working Cub Contest 2004

Postby Dennis » Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:56 pm

Here they are in all their splendid glory our Ugly but beautiful Cub Contest 2004.

Place your votes now because voting will only run for the next 15 days. The winner will take on our 2003 champion, George Willer's Scruffy!

Here they are in no particular order:

#1
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#3
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Good luck and let the voting begin!
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:12 pm

Is that pup in the background on #3 guarding it to make sure no one fixes it up?
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Postby George Willer » Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:18 pm

Dennis,

That's a great, but worrysome group. Scruffy may have to lose some hood supports and a grille... just to make it fair.

Do you know if #3 uses both mowers together? If so, that should be worth a few points.

I hope the winner is within driving distance of Cub Fest 2004. This should be fun!
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Postby Dennis » Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:48 pm

George Willer wrote:Dennis,

Do you know if #3 uses both mowers together? If so, that should be worth a few points.

I hope the winner is within driving distance of Cub Fest 2004. This should be fun!


George, #3 would be a pretty good drive to Cubarama, but I won't rule it out. I don't know about both mowers, but I've been trying to figure out what the jar/can is on the belly mower? Moonshine or one of Jim Becker's Texas "OIL Can" size beers :lol:
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Postby johnbron » Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:59 pm

The first Cubs engine & transmission looks either burnt or covered with oil. Sure is black and it dont look like paint :?: .
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Postby Rudi » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:51 pm

Dennis:

1 is bad, I mean bad. 2 is considerably worse and is definitely runner-up material. But that number 3 is the most God awful ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life! That one has to win it for sure! Somebody beat that one with an ugly stick more than once....
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Postby danovercash » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:13 am

Got to be number three! Also has anyone checked out the "It ran when I parked it" contest on the "Stovebolt Page" (Chevy). Notice the M Farmall on the coffee table!
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Postby artc » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:39 am

#1 has been WELL greased :lol:

probably could spare a little for #3 :lol:

i'm amazed that #3 runs. that can in question (I believe) is a can of Never Sieze :!: the beginnings of a restoration :?:

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Postby PAUL K. in N.H. » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:37 pm

Hi all
My vote goes to #3.

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Postby Oscar Meier » Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:04 pm

I thing I like the "Trap" in the gas line of number 1 - good for the accumilation of winter condensation.
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Postby Dennis » Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:52 pm

Oscar Meier wrote:I thing I like the "Trap" in the gas line of number 1 - good for the accumilation of winter condensation.


And the bungee cord holding the seat on is "classic".
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Postby Ron L » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:14 pm

How about that small radiator in #1. I would guess it to be about 4 X 4 !
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Postby George Willer » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:59 pm

The radiator on #1 does look small without a grille or shroud. Am I the first to notice why the engine is black? The exhaust goes under the hood without any outlet. I'll bet it's soot. Whose is it so he can confirm? Scruffy was wondering. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Oscar Meier » Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:19 am

I have it ! The exhaust below the hood of number 1 is a gas tank heater that works in conjunction with the gas line trap for winter operation. :D
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Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:29 am

I was wondering of #1 has been converted to 12 volts or if the 12 volt battery has simply been installed with no conversion. Do you suppose the seat was installed like that or has leaned back during use? It looks like there may be no gas cap, which may explain the need for the P-trap built into the gas line.

The oversize, backward facing rear tires on #2 are a nice touch, as is the rockshaft extension with a fairly important bolt missing. However, the color of the hood is a major concern. If it is primer, I would disqualify it outright as being partly restored. If on the other hand it is a naturally occuring pattern from someone that has great difficulty dumping a can of gas in, I might be ready to vote for this one.

Number 3 has the wonderful patina that can only come from years of exposure to the elements. The grill extension sticking forward is a nice touch too. But the winning feature is the McCormick emblem that is being held by a single pin and running down hill until it runs into the FARMALL emblem. It gets my vote.


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