My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

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.
Shotgun_13601
5+ Years
5+ Years
Cub Star!
Cub Star!
Posts: 211
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:57 pm
Zip Code: 13601
eBay ID: shotgun_13601
Tractors Owned: 1950 Cub: Big Red
1953 Cub: The Mutt
1943 H
1948 H
Location: Watertown, NY

My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby Shotgun_13601 » Fri May 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Does anyone have a good idea regarding how to get one of those detent balls out of the bottom of the transmission where the cockamamie thing escaped to??

Am I the only idiot that this has happened to?

User avatar
Rudi
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 28707
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:37 pm
Zip Code: E1A7J3
eBay ID: ve9rhs
Skype Name: R.H. "Rudi" Saueracker, SSM
Tractors Owned: 1947 Cub "Granny"
1948 Cub "Ellie-Mae"
1968 Cub Lo-Boy
Dad's Putt-Putt
IH 129 CC
McCormick 100 Manure Spreader
McCormick 100-H Manure Spreader
Post Hole Digger
M-H #1 Potato Digger
Circle of Safety: Y
Twitter ID: Rudi Saueracker, SSM
Location: NB Dieppe, Canada

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby Rudi » Fri May 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Andrew:

The answer to question 1 is yes and the answer to question 2 is no. BTDT .. so welcome to the club.

The answer to how to get the detent ball out of the bottom of the tranny is to us a telescoping magnet -- the small ones. Wrap a number of layers of black electrical tape around the outside of the magnet which will keep it from sticking to the side of the case. You should be able to fetch that ball out real easy.

Something like this:

Image
15 Lb. Capacity Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool
Confusion breeds Discussion which breeds Knowledge which breeds Confidence which breeds Friendship


User avatar
gitractorman
10+ Years
10+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2429
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:35 am
Zip Code: 14072
eBay ID: toysforjake
Tractors Owned: Lots of Cub Cadets!
1951 Farmall Cub
1977 IH Cub
1966 IH Cub
1965 IH Lo Boy
1949 Farmall Cub
Several IH 154 Lo Boys
1979 IH 184 Lo Boy
Simplicity 4416 Sovereign
Simplicity Conquest
Simplicity Legacy 4x4 Diesel
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Grand Island, NY

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby gitractorman » Fri May 10, 2013 7:46 pm

Telescoping pen magnent! An invaluable tool to the Cub enthusiast (or those with slippery fingers)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/21265925?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=21486607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem
Cub Cadets 682, 1811, 1864, Simplicity Legacy XL 4x4 Diesel with FEL, 60" mower, 50" Tiller

Thackery
10+ Years
10+ Years
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 486
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:53 pm
Location: West Central Ohio

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby Thackery » Fri May 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Are you certain that it fell down inside the casing? The only reason I ask is I thought I dropped one down there as well but it turned out that it had slipped sideways back into the rod hole instead. A couple times in a row while I was pushing down against the ball and trying to get the rod to pass over it I would lose grip somewhere and the ball would come up and shoot down the rod hole. I had to use a magnet and a short bolt to fish down the hole and retrieve it.

Thackery
1953 Cub, Sickle Mower, 42" Mower, Cultivators, 189 Double Plow, 54 Blade, Grader Blade
1968 Lo-Boy w/1000 Loader, 1957 Lo-Boy w/FH, FH Disc, FH Potato Plow.

User avatar
ricky racer
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 3690
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby ricky racer » Fri May 10, 2013 8:19 pm

"My annual please help me I'm an idiot question". I envy you Shotgun for only having an "idiot" question annually. I have them daily. :lol:
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub

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: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby Boss Hog » Fri May 10, 2013 8:53 pm

Hows the clutch :D , you may have to wash it out with kerosine to get the sticky gear grease out to get the ball out with a magnet , and it may flush out with the kero :wink:
IN GOD WE TRUST
All others pay cash
Boss Hog
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely byJohn Emerich Edward Dalberg

Bob McCarty
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 7588
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 8:02 pm
Zip Code: 80501
Tractors Owned: Cubs, MH Pony, Shaw, Allis G, 1934 Silver King, JD LA and LI, Gibson D, David Bradley Tri-Trac
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: CO, Longmont

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri May 10, 2013 9:39 pm

One year at the Bash, Ralph and I spent 45 minutes trying to fish out a ball. Ended up having to take off the full PTO plate and then it was easy to find. Hopefully you won't need to do that.

Bob
"We don't need to think more,
we need to think differently."
-Albert Einstein

User avatar
bob in CT
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 5974
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:34 am
Zip Code: 06040
Tractors Owned: 77 Cub (red); 74 Cub; 52 Cub; 50 Cub ( post-demo)
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: CT, Manchester

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby bob in CT » Fri May 10, 2013 10:02 pm

Any powerful magnet on the side of a long screwdriver will do the job, too.

User avatar
Joe Malinowski
10+ Years
10+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2385
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:03 pm
Zip Code: 01035
eBay ID: jayrod01035
Tractors Owned: 1975 F cub, 1965 F cub, 1949 parts cub,1953 F cub 1942 JD LA, 1988 JD 330 diesel
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MA. Hadley

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby Joe Malinowski » Sat May 11, 2013 5:45 am

The real question is though, what are YOU doing in a tranny?
Joe
22 mower 5', grader blade, 189 two way moldboard plow, cultivators ,danco C2 mower,1961 Comet, 1984 BMW 318i

Part of life is falling down, living is getting back up.

DanR
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1631
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:28 am
Zip Code: 37743
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Tennessee East

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby DanR » Sat May 11, 2013 6:34 am

If you can't get it with a magnet don' panic. Replace it with a new one. Many Cubs are running around with at least one ball in the housing. I personally know two. :D
47 Cub (Glenda)
52 Super A
62 Cub (Genie)
43 H
42 M
In all things know which way the wind is blowing.

User avatar
bob in CT
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 5974
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:34 am
Zip Code: 06040
Tractors Owned: 77 Cub (red); 74 Cub; 52 Cub; 50 Cub ( post-demo)
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: CT, Manchester

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby bob in CT » Sat May 11, 2013 7:04 am

DanR wrote: don' panic. Many Cubs are running around with at least one ball in the housing.


Not to mention the occasional nut at the wheel. :shock: :lol:

User avatar
Buzzard Wing
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 10455
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:14 pm
Zip Code: 02840
Location: RI, Newport

Re: My annual please help me Im an idiot question.

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sat May 11, 2013 9:59 am

I am glad you save em up and pick the best one to ask annually.

Of course the answer is to tip the tranny (or Cub) upside down and shake it till the ball falls out. :lol:
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: inairam, Jeff Silvey and 11 guests