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There are a numder of cubs in Zimdabwe, I know of 5. When this country was Rhodesia a lot of cars and tractors were imported from the states in the 1940s and 50s so there is quite a bit of American stuff around. This particular cub I have been chasing for about 15 years. I am collecting it today so will let you know the numbers when I get it. There are so many barn finds still to be found here and so few collectors so life is exciting for us here.
Welcome to the forum....This site never ceases to amaze me....Zimdabwe and the Farmall cub....Gotta be a song their somewhere....Once again welcome....Dave
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Martin, fifteen years is a long time to capture a Cub; however, considering where it is that is a rare find indeed. You'll find tons of friendly help here, so when you do "bag" that Cub be sure to ask all the questions you need too.
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G'day and congrats to you on finally capturing that Cub. Trapping season seems to be a bit long in Zimbabwe ... Glad to have you aboard. I expect that some folks plan for years to acquire their 1st Cub. For me it was a 20 year wait until I found one I could afford.
There are a lot of resources available to our members here, so I would encourage a bit of surfing on the site .. follow the links below:
Please post pics of the Cub when you get it home
Welcome to the Forum! Congrats in the Cub. That SN would be a 1947 (Nov '47 to be exact) tractor.
If you would like to provide any more numbers off your tractor, I'll add them to the Cub database. See the link in my signature line for what's been collected so far from the members here.
A Big Irish Welcome to the best tractor forum on this planet I read the forum every night, good cub info and sometimes good fun. A lot of these guys as well as being very helpful also have a great sense of humour Enjoy your cub and enjoy the forum
I have found a few more numbes on the tractor
Engine serial 6234
engine block 251341 R1 9 8 Q
toque tube 351686 R1 9 15 Q
rear axle 350789 R1 6 14 S
the S casting is a later part that was replaced. Each casting has a casting date. I think you mean 350-798 R(2)1 which is the axle extension housing that goes from the transmission to the right final drive. Not a common part to replace.
S was used in 1949 Q is correct for 1947
Thanks, I'll get them added!!
How long has the tractor not been running?
Could be a number if things. Could you let us know what you've done since you got it?
Does the tractor roll in neutral? Any strange noises when you push the clutch pedal in?
I would say it hasent run in 15 years. The tractor will roll in neutral, I have only worked on the engine, cleaned carb new plugs oil etc. no noise when you push the clutch in
Hi Martin - I just noticed this post about the year of your tractor, although we have been communicating about Mt Selinda. Our Cubs are almost the same! My serial number is 4364 and I believe it was manufactured on/about August 23, 1947. The first Cub rolled off the assembly line in May, 1947, so our machines are very early examples. Thankfully, the original design was awfully good, and even our early tractors, and many more that are of the same age, are still capable of a long, hard days work. I've had lot's of fun with mine and I hope you do too, with yours. Good luck with it. And as you are finding out, this forum is a great place for solid information as well as interesting highlights. Al D
Maud - 1947 Cub #4364
Everything's better with Golden Retrievers, an old Ford V8 and a Cub!
About 15 years since it last ran, no strange noises when clutch pushed in, engine just cuts out just like turning the key off. It dose roll in neutral.
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