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cub carbs

Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:38 pm

trying to get my dads 48 cub running again any ideas on where to get a new carb for it
yhe old IH carb is shot thanks ior any info this is a experiance for me & my son

Re: cub carbs

Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:10 pm

I would suggest attending Cecil's MiniFest on April 20th in Kinderhook.
He is a carb guru and can probably get your existing carb working just fine.
Plus, you'll meet a bunch of people from the forum.

Peter

Re: cub carbs

Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:10 pm

why not rebuild it ? check with boss hog, he'll get you fixed up in no time.

Re: cub carbs

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:38 pm

Unless the carb had a hole in it, or the float supports broken off, it is rebuildable. Steiner tractor has a reasonably good, complete rebuild kit. I second Peter's suggestion, to attend Cecil's minifest. Ed

Re: cub carbs

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:47 pm

G'day and congrats :applause: on being the Keeper of your Dad's Cub and wanting to redo it with your son. Three generations and one Cub -- wow :!: :D

So, suggest the very first thing you do is read the McCormick Farmall Cub Operator's Manual 5-1-49.

I am assuming that the carb you have is the IH 3/4" Updraft. This one:

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New reproductions are almost $300.00 .. pretty expensive however original ones are available. I am not sure what you mean by "shot", as most of them can be rebuilt. Cecil rebuilds them as well as a few others as well. I rebuild them up here in Canada for friends and neighbours and if I can do it anyone can. Takes a little time and the right kit. The IH Kit or the Steiner Kit are the only ones that I use. The rest are worthless. I would suggest that you send a PM to Cecil and inquire. If you are close - and it seems you are only about 80 minutes from Cecil's, the Spring Mini-Fest is April 20th at his place - check the CubFest and Gatherings Calendar 2013 for information.

Second thing would be to spend a little time investigating the links below. There is a huge amount of information and resources available to our members just waiting to be utilized. So grab a cup of coffee, a comfy chair and enjoy the read.

Image to Farmallcub.com :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.

Re: cub carbs

Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:14 pm

I concur with others regarding the possibility of a rebuild. if you can attend Cecil's event, be assured if it can be repaired either he or Don can do it .
It will be done correctly and tested. JMHO
Berlin

Re: cub carbs

Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:48 am

threads are pretty much gone on fuel inlet, son goes to boces & his teachers a pretty good wrench & stumped him but that dosnt mean alot, i get along great with most carbs but this one. amgoing to look into mini-fest thanks

Re: cub carbs

Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:01 am

tys48cub wrote:threads are pretty much gone on fuel inlet, son goes to boces & his teachers a pretty good wrench & stumped him but that dosnt mean alot, i get along great with most carbs but this one. amgoing to look into mini-fest thanks

The inlet can be helicoiled. Ed

Re: cub carbs

Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:04 am

Let Cecil know here. http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=76260

Inlet thread repairs are not uncommon- they just need to make sure the helicoils are in stock. The tops are usually warped and some kits are worse than no kit at all.

Re: cub carbs

Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:09 am

Try to make time to go to Cecil's CubFest. I have seen those guys take some nasty looking carbs and turn them into a nice looking, working piece again. All you need are the parts. You'll be glad you went. A great group of guys will be there.

Re: cub carbs

Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:01 pm

thank you guys for all the advice cecil got the carb all ready to go we still had a timing problem but got it fixed & dads old cub is up & running if i remember right the last time it was running was 88 or 89 anyway have another ? does anybody use a lead additive in the gas in these & if so what kind ? again THANK YOU

Re: cub carbs

Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:11 pm

tys48cub wrote: ? does anybody use a lead additive in the gas in these & if so what kind ? again THANK YOU


Check out this thread it should address your concerns
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77657

Re: cub carbs

Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:49 pm

Simple answer: Lead Additives are not required. See the link in Bill's post.

Glad you got to go to Cecil's and that your Cub is now running. Have fun with the Cub. I am sure you and your son will get a lot of good quality son/pop time together.
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