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can it be done? would i notice any more power without any aditional modifications? i know that later cubs have other changes are well, but would that alone make a difference? did IH make any additonal changes to the C60 that would make the zenith incompatable with the older tractors from the 40's and early 50's? when was that change in carbs made anyhow?
Yes. Not likely. Not likely. No. 1975.
Without other modifications, you're not likely to notice any difference by just swapping carburetors. You'll see more of a difference from a proper tune-up and valve adjustment.
MD, Deep Creek Lake
"1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
1951 Farmall Super C w/FH
Ditto to what Don said. To take it even further, I've seen carbs on cubs that weren't even cub carbs.
I just put one on my 1950, installation is easy. I am having a little trouble getting it working properly but I think it will be better in the long run. I think it has more power, not a whole lot more. I went by the advice of a couple of people that know far more than I, they recommended it highly. I have never had a good working IH to compare it to.
If I did it again, I would buy a used one and have it rebuilt, rather than buy new. PM me if you would like more info.
Hopefully someone more knowledgable will come along to clarify this, but I do believe there are two different exhaust manifolds, one to allow for the larger throttle valve plate diameter of the Zenith vs the IH Carb. If the opening on the bottom of the exhaust is the small hole I believe it can be ground to a bevel to add the additional clearance needed.
I have one on my '48. The flange on the top of the carb is definitely larger than the flange on the bottom of the manifold.
'48 Cub 12V Conversion, Zenith Carb, Electronic Ignition
The bore on the zenith is larger than the IH, the intake manifold can be beveled or 2 gaskets can be used to provide proper clearance for the butterfly, otherwise it can be bent. The intake side is also larger so an adapter is required on the intake / air cleaner side.
This information was provided by folks far better qualified than I.
That's right. George Willer had a Briggs & Stratton carb on a Cub.
'60 FH Lo-Boy
'57 FH Cub "Rusty"
'56 FH Cub
(2) '48 Cubs
'75 IH 140 w/1000 loader
C-3 mower, FH Woods 42F, 22 sickle (2), 54A blade, L-54 blade, 194 plow, FH L-38 disk, FH LB disk, 144 cultivators, FH platform carrier
I don't know what you have for a Cub, but from a 40's Cub to a version from the Factory with a Zenith carb, there was a different cam, different governor weights, higher compression pistons, and a larger intake manifold. A "bigger" carb on a tired motor will do nothing but make you feel better and make your wallet lighter. None of the above changes turned the Cub into a Super A. That said, the 1950 motor I am building will have pop up pistons, the later manifold, the later camshaft and the later governor when I stumble upon one. I am going to use the IH carb because that is what I have and it works just fine on my 74 that has everything listed above except the manifold. Good compression and properly adjusted valves will work wonders and one of those will only cost you a little time and effort.
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