Explain this Hood Hole?

Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:38 pm

I have seen a lot of cut hoods for generator access but what the heck is this hood hole for by the carb :?: . http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 92851&rd=1

Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:03 pm

:roll: I guess this one stumped the Cub-Gurus too cause its had 30 viewers with not even 1-suggestion. Not even a wise-crack. :twisted:


Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:07 pm

OK JB, Perhaps it's where the turbo connected.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:50 pm

Bigbog is probably on the right track. Good chance there was a homemade low profile exhaust exiting there.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:18 pm

I guess those are as good a reasons as any. I just looked at it again and there is another half round hole cutout at the bottom edge by the fan or generator.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:41 pm


I thought I'd would explain the reason for the hole after a little transcend dental medication. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jim, I didn't mean to plagiarize...well yes I did. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:52 am

maybe it is to hold your "hot dog on a stick" to warm it while you mow?

Sounds silly eh? I only say this, because I remember my great grandfather saying that they used to have some old car that they would stick a stew pot beside the engine, and put a pot roast in it. It would cook while they were driving "up north" then they would have dinner when they got there. The drive was several hours.

Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:45 am

My guess is that hood was from one of the non production models IH was experimenting with when trying to increase horsepower, and the second hole was for the dual exhaust system required for the 200 hp engine. Image


Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:56 am

Sorry guys - all those guesses are noble, but the far simpler explanation is that the tractor was parked outside for many years, either whole or in part (as supported by the surface rust mentioned in the listing), and as will happen with most farm implements left to nature's devices, this particular wayward cub fell prey to steel bees.

They'll eat a nice round hole a few inches across, then crawl inside and lay their eggs. Once the larvae hatch, they make their way out of the poor implement by the shortest route, which is probably what caused the damage mentioned around the front lights, if I had to guess.

All the supporting evidence is there :roll:

Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:36 am

Crap, steel bees. I hate them. We call them welder bees around here. They have armor piercing stingers I understand.

Steel bee...

Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:50 am

I figured I'd better post a picture of one I captured last fall, just so you'd be able to identify it if you ever come across one...

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! Capturing one of these babies involves the double-fisted, ambidextrous, bilateral use of a pressure washer and an electric welder at the same time - and if you mix up your left and your right hand for even a split second you can water-weld yourself right there on the spot!