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Long eared dash and mag question

Postby Rick Prentice » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:53 pm

Can anyone tell me what years had the long eared dashes and also when did they switched from mag to coil? My '48 has the long ears and my '49 does not. Was '48/'49 the cut-off for the dashes? My '50 has a mag and my '52 has a coil. What did a '51 have? Is there a site that shows the changes made for each year of the early cubs? I checked on TM and they didn't have the years, unless I missed something. Thanks

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Postby Bigdog » Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:17 pm

Rick, I have a 49 with the long eared dash. Serial number is 681XX. I am thinking that the switch to battery ignition was late 50. Jim Becker should be able to tell us pretty close.
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Postby Jim Becker » Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:33 pm

The dash change to short ends was at 75926 or possibly 75936 (mid-'49). Documents disagree with each other on the exact serial number. Battery ignition came available at 115403 (mid-'50). Technically BI was an option but I think largely in the sense that any electrical equipment was an option. I would expect virtually any tractor with a battery to have had battery ignition after that point.

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Postby Rick Prentice » Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:26 am

Thanks Bigdog and Jim. I've been looking for a '47, so the first thing I look for is the long eared dash and mag. There has been a couple of tractors for sale with claims of being a '52 and '53, yet have the long ears and one had a mag. What would be the best way to make sure other than finding the letter Q on all the production codes or isn't this reliable? I see a lot of lower radiator castings for sale on Ebay with the tags still attached. Thanks

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Postby Rick Prentice » Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:27 am

I just found the ATIS site and started reading the whole thing. Most of my questions are answered. Thanks again,

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Postby Cubnut » Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:41 am

My project tractor: 114722, all casting numbers from late June 1950, long dash and battery ignition. This may not be original, considering the history of this tractor.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:45 am

I believe a mag was available as an option for several years after battery ignition was introduced.
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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:58 am

billyandmillie wrote:I just found the ATIS site and started reading the whole thing. Most of my questions are answered. Thanks again,

Rick


Rick, you've been caught. ATIS is the first link given in "New Members and Visitors, Please READ".

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Postby Peter S » Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:56 pm

My 51' has a long eared dash and battery ignition and I'm pretty sure this is the way it came from the factory. I am the third owner and know this cubs previous owners.
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Postby Alan Riley » Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:01 pm

My '49 Cub s/n 75715 has a long-eared dash.

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