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Carb on Ebay

Postby davajones » Fri May 07, 2004 8:48 am

I'm interested in the folowing item on Ebay, but was wondering what a fair price would be?

Farmall Cub Carburetor
Zenith Carb in Like New Condition..... Ebay Item number: 3813432556 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3813432556

any thoughts?
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Postby George Willer » Fri May 07, 2004 9:11 am

Jonesy,

The value depends on how highly you value your dollars. I think the present price would be too high to get any of mine. I'll bet John *.?-!.* cub owner would sell you one of his for that or less. (guess how I know he has an extra?)
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Postby davajones » Fri May 07, 2004 9:19 am

I give up George.....and I suspect that I'm trying as hard as anyone to hold on to as many of my all too few $$'s as possible. Since I have you, I haven't yet tried to put a kit in my originial one, but after reading some of the stories on the forum, I was wondering if a new replacement might be the way to go?
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Postby Jim Becker » Fri May 07, 2004 9:25 am

One thing to keep in mind is that, as nice as it looks, the one on eBay is NOT a new carburetor. It won't be worn out or warped, but it has had gas in it. How much was left in it to leave residue behind? If I was buying it, I would do so on the assumption that it will need to be opened up and cleaned. Of course, once I had it, I would just bolt it on and see if it worked as is.

I agree with George, the price is getting too close to a new one still in the box.

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Postby Carm » Fri May 07, 2004 1:07 pm

I jusr rebuilt the Zenith on my 47. Will put it on this weekend. It would always leak. I suspected a float problem, but decided to put in a new kit while I was in there. My unscientific bench test indicates that I fixed the problem. Now if it actually works, I'll be happy. Also, the choke rod was on the wrong side so this was a good opportunity to replace it.

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Postby davajones » Fri May 07, 2004 1:14 pm

Yea, I guess that I should just order a kit and rebuild mine. How much should I expect to pay and can I get the Carb kit for a CaseIH that you guys can recommend on line?
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Postby Bigdog » Fri May 07, 2004 2:25 pm

Try Carter & Gruenewald at cngco.com
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Postby Arizona Mike » Fri May 07, 2004 2:39 pm

I saw that carb on Ebay too and asked myself...why did they take it off of a running cub after two hours of use if it was working well?

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Postby Bigdog » Fri May 07, 2004 3:00 pm

Mike, they may have replaced the original carb trying to fix a problem. When the new carb did not make a change, the put the old one back on.
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Postby johnbron » Fri May 07, 2004 3:06 pm

mltiema wrote:I saw that carb on Ebay too and asked myself...why did they take it off of a running cub after two hours of use if it was working well?

Mike


I was thinking the same thing. :twisted: SO, I came to the conclusion that the guys Cub must have went astray and went down a hill, Over a 300-foot cliff and crashed, breaking everything to dust particles EXCEPT the "Carb". He decided to now sell the carb on eBay for enough money to buy a new Cub. :twisted: (SoundReasonable) :?: :?:
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Postby Rudi » Fri May 07, 2004 3:14 pm

Jonesy:

I agree with George and Jim. At that price, it is getting out of the reasonable range.

Before you do anything, read this: Lurker Carl's Carb Fixes

Then, I would suggest you buy a real IH rebuild kit either from Bermuda Ken at CNGO or your local CaseIH Dealer or at Case Tractor Parts On-Line. That way you know that you are getting the "real deal" and not some rinkydink setup that probably isn't the correct one.
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Postby Bigdog » Fri May 07, 2004 3:26 pm

johnbron wrote: I was thinking the same thing. :twisted: SO, I came to the conclusion that the guys Cub must have went astray and went down a hill, Over a 300-foot cliff and crashed, breaking everything to dust particles EXCEPT the "Carb". He decided to now sell the carb on eBay for enough money to buy a new Cub. :twisted: (SoundReasonable) :?: :?:


Well J.B.! Your reasoning is a lot more interesting than mine! Maybe not as plausible, but definitely more interesting!
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Postby Donny M » Fri May 07, 2004 7:50 pm

Well I've got to tell you that this is the IH carb I rebuilt:
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and I wouldn't sell it for less than $1,000,000,000,000.00

I had to straighten the throtle body as it was warped by more than .13" I used, and would only recommend an IH carb kit.
A lot of work went into the carb :!: :!:
When I fired up 49-1 the engine ran so well that I could hardly stand it. It idles down (it seems) to 50 RPM and is very responsive to full throtle.

When you have something that works for you why sell it :?: :?: :?:

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Postby Bruce Sanford » Fri May 07, 2004 7:55 pm

Well I have a comparision for you. Ibought a kit from IH case dealer with a new Idle tub and a new after market float for a total $150.00 Cdn. not cheap what can you do if you want it to restore and do a good job :lol:

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Postby Harold R » Fri May 07, 2004 8:12 pm

Donny,
Is that a speck of dust I see on a screw head? Teeth marks on the main jet? Good grief man, clean that thing up why don't ya!! :shock: :P :lol:

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