Distributor problem

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.

Distributor problem

Postby Tinkertoy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:56 pm

I made the Cardinal sin of tune-ups of years gone by....put in a longer screw after dropping and loosing the original screw into the points....
WRONG !! I ended up bending the centrifical weights in the distributor...and shearing off the pin to the distributor drive gear...(no rotor rotation)
Luckily, I discovered the weights were frozen, which I freed up, lubed and added 'a smaller screw' that cleared the weight cage in the lower portion of the distributor...found top dead center, reinstalled the distributor and Moxie started up like a champ....only now I have better high end...I used to think it was the high speed jet, only to find it was the centrifical advancement not working....I'm just lov'in this tractor !! :mona:
"Travel Light in Life~ Take only what you need...
A Loving Family...a few good Friends....Someone to Love...
Someone to Love You....Enough to Eat...Enough to Drink...
For Thirst can be a Dangerous Thing."
User avatar
Cub Star
Cub Star
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:50 pm
Location: South Grafton, Massachusetts
Zip Code: 01560
Tractors Owned: 1966 IH Cub Standard
1988 John Deere 180
1949 F Cub
Built 1953 Cub to complete restoration for Les Paquette

Re: Distributor problem

Postby randallc » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:55 am

Good recovery.
Guiena, 1951 Farmall Cub; Jumping Willy, 1949 Farmall Cub.
User avatar
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1098
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:16 am
Location: Witcherville, AR
Zip Code: 72940
Tractors Owned: 1951 Farmall Cub, 152 disk plow, 2 gang disk, belly mower, sickle mower
1949 Farmall Cub, cultivator, moldboard plow, disk,front blade. Cub Cadet, LTX1045 Mower. Cub Cadet's 109, 1000, and 1250
1961 cub c2 belly mower and full blade.
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Distributor problem

Postby Smokeycub » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:11 am

Gotta love it when a plan comes together! :)
Attachments - 193 plow - 144 cultivator - 22 mower - 28A disc harrow - 54 leveling blade - Woods 59C2 - drag harrows - Mott D9 flail
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 628
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:47 am
Location: Ravenna, Ohio
Zip Code: 44266
Tractors Owned: 48 F Cub #11676
65 Cub Cadet 104
70 450C JD
67 Cub Cadet 107
90 B7100HST-D Kubota
72 Cub Cadet 149
54 Super C
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Distributor problem

Postby Dave F. » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:06 pm

BTDT, to my IH 140, Dave F.
Dave F.
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 444
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2003 12:36 pm
Location: WV, Morgantown

Re: Distributor problem

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:45 pm

don't you love it when you foul up and it makes things better.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government
to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry
User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 19551
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Location: Mo, Potosi
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.

Return to Farmall Cub

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ron b, skwimjim and 7 guests