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Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:58 am

Ralph's website used to have an audio clip that I swore was a Farmall M with a straight pipe, but it was a Cub.

My '67 sounds like a well-tuned V8. There's no Farmall "crack" to the exhaust note like Ralph's.

So I bought this '53 thinking that with a vertical exhaust Cub it would sound more like a Farmall, and I'm quite disappointed.

What's the secret to getting the Farmall sound out of a Cub?
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Super A » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:18 am

There isn't. They're supposed to sound that way.

You can sneak up on someone with a well-tuned Cub. I have seen some that the whine from the touch control was louder than the engine!

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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Rudi » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:07 pm

That surely is the truth Al. A well tuned Cub is pretty quiet - the loudest noise that comes from Ellie is the rattling of the rain cap :lol:

I do have a 17" straight pipe with no muffler. I like that sound a lot better. Some may agree, some may not, however it is personal preference - I like the straight pipe :D
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Lurker Carl » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:33 pm

Few audio recordings and playbacks accurately reflect live sound quality. Flathead engines burble, it is the nature of the beast.
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby tractordad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:05 pm

I felt the sound on Ralph's was a Model A Ford with the spark retarded.
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Bigdog » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:33 pm

When Lildog rolled Smilin' Bob the manifold broke at the exhaust location leaving about a 2" diameter opening. We test ran the engine before changing the manifold to see if there were other problems. It sounded quite impressive with that gaping hole for an exhaust.
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Rabbit Holler Flash » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:32 pm

I still remember the carnival rides at the county fair when they had individual power units on each ride . There was an assortment of IH- Case- A/C and Wisconsans all putting out individual tones . With anywhere from 10 to 15 rides all runnin it was cool to pick out the IH sounding like dads H , and the Cases sounding like his VAC model. And the wisconsins sounding like John Pucketts dads hay baler lol.
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Mr Ziffel » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:00 am

I think this guy tried to get a different sound out of his.


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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Rick Prentice » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:21 am

I bought one of these years ago from Steiner when they first opened
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Providing they didn't change anything inside, it has a deeper throaty sound than normal exhausts.

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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:37 am

Yes, Rick's does sound nice. I will be putting one on my loader Cub.
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby (CUB HUT) » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:41 am

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Have one like Rick showes --I like it
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby 1541 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:43 am

At the end of Barnyard's video CI in Motion you can see and hear Larry G's cub plowing. It is a sweet running & sounding tractor. The video is also worth watching again.

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=73747

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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Stanton » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:49 am

Super A wrote:You can sneak up on someone with a well-tuned Cub. Al


Many times I've read/heard people describe Cubs as running "like a sewinig machine." That's not too far off.
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Re: Getting that "Farmall" sound from a Cub?

Postby Super A » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:39 am

The first time I ever went to the SE Old Thresher's Reunion in Denton I saw a slick and I mean slick JD 50 running. I say "saw" because you just about couldn't hear it run. I don't know what the owner had done to it but it sure ran smooth and quiet.

I have never been a big straight pipe fan. To each his own I guess but the correct muffler compliments the tractor's appearance and I had rather hear it purr than bellow.

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