Bolster froze

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
User avatar
64/67lo-boy
5+ Years
5+ Years
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 343
Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:46 pm
Zip Code: 23453
Tractors Owned: .
48 cub
67 loboy
52 super c
74 cub 154
50 c
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Virginia Beach

Bolster froze

Postby 64/67lo-boy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:38 pm

Radiator was off and bolster was drained but filled up with water before freezing teperatures set in. Mid twentys over night and day time highs of 33 deg. Not all that much of a loss. Look to the right of the fracture and you will see a one inch wide braze from a prevaious break. Bolster is not all that thick of a casting from what I can see at the break. This is on a 48 cub. did they beef up these castings in lator years?

IMGP0821.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Pete from Virginia Beach


man comes into the world cold naked wet and starving, and after that things get worse. "Gun Smoke"

User avatar
Boss Hog
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 10192
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:35 pm
Zip Code: 23962
eBay ID: dmb2613
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: VA. Randolph

Re: Bolster froze

Postby Boss Hog » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:53 pm

You would have though that it would have expanded upward. Newer is better :wink:
IN GOD WE TRUST
All others pay cash
Boss Hog
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely byJohn Emerich Edward Dalberg

User avatar
Rick Spivey
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1934
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:07 pm
Zip Code: 29681
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: SC, Simpsonville 29681

Re: Bolster froze

Postby Rick Spivey » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:05 pm

Probably froze over on top first, and anchored itself into that casting. It is a bit surprising.
Rick Spivey
'52 Cub ("Great Personality") 148xxx
'48 Cub with FH ("Gunny Cub") 38xxx
'57 Lambretta (a slow work in progress)
'74 Triumph TR6 (Mama's toy)

User avatar
Buzzard Wing
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 10456
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:14 pm
Zip Code: 02840
Location: RI, Newport

Re: Bolster froze

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:39 am

Yep Like Boss says, newer is better. Take a look at the front casting on the engine (the famous ear) on your Cub and then your Lo Boy. They beefed both castings up considerably along the way.
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)


Return to “Farmall Cub”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest