Greetings

Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:29 pm

I am new to the Farmall world after acquiring a FCUB two weeks ago. I have some questions about the machine and I know this is the place to get answers.

The serial number on the s/n plate is FCUB 53287 which would indicate 1947. The engine casting number is 11-10-R Mod# 251342 R2 and Touch Control is 11-11-R mod#351981 R1. I have not been able to locate a engine serial number. My dilemma is the s/n is '47 but the R in the casting date is '48.

I purchased the machine from a man here locally and I have just started to look at it. I did run it some to hip some rows and plant some peas. It runs great! I am concerned that neither oil pressure gauge reads any oil pressure at all. The gauge on the oil filter housing is stuck on 5psi and the remote gauge installed on the panel just doesn't move. First thing I did was oil and filter before running the tractor and when I reassembled the oil filter I crimped the gasket and it gushed oil out of the housing, so it is pumping oil. I am getting a new gauge so I will know for sure before running it. I have ordered a new oil pan gasket and I will drop the pan to check the screen as well.

The PO has modified the tractor, much to my dismay, as you will see in photos. I really purchased the tractor to work one row cultivation in the garden, but I would like to fix it up.

I have already located another tractor that has been sitting in the woods for a number of years and I think I am going to get it and implements for a couple hundred $ as the current ower is planning to sell the tractor and implements at the scrap yard. I'll update on that later.

All I wanted was a garden tiller on steroids. Oh well, one more obsession can't hurt. Let the odyssey begin!

Here are some photos.

Thanks for any and all input and I look forward to getting to know other cub owners and enthusiasts.

Ken
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Re: Greetings

Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:09 pm

Ken, welcome to the forum. You have come to the best place on the internet for Cub information.

kpaine wrote:My dilemma is the s/n is '47 but the R in the casting date is '48.

That is really not a dilemma. Your serial number indicates you have a 1948. !947 Cubs ended at 11347.

The engine serial number is here.
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Photo from TM Tractor Parts

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:23 am

God, what the heck was that PO thinking, cutting into the hood like that??? If you're not good with metal work, I've seen new hoods on Ebay and Craigslist for around $200-300. Switch out that alternator and you'll be good to go.

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:50 am

Welcome to the board Ken, glad to have you with us!

As Barnyard said, you have a '48 tractor. The remote gauge in the dash is an PO modification. But there are a few who do this to see the oil pressure more easily. The hood can be replaced for a few bills, they are around. If you can pick up the second tractor for another couple bucks, I'd certainly do it! It'll save it from the scrapper, and you'll get some extra parts and implements to boot. Let us know the numbers when you get it! :D

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Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:02 am

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas. Got a good looking cub there who has survived with a few scars but still going strong. Saving them from the scrappers if you can. Good having you along.

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:31 am

Certainly glad you are now the owner.....The PO, needs a parole officer :lol: ....Anyhow welcome to the forum....Its more fun than a barrel of cubs....Dave :mrgreen:

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:22 am

Welcome.

Brackets can be purchased or home made to tuck the alternator up under the hood.

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:56 am

Barnyard wrote:That is really not a dilemma. Your serial number indicates you have a 1948. !947 Cubs ended at 11347.


Thanks Barnyard I wasn't reading the list properly.

RaymondDurban wrote:Welcome to the board Ken, glad to have you with us!

The remote gauge in the dash is an PO modification. But there are a few who do this to see the oil pressure more easily. The hood can be replaced for a few bills, they are around. If you can pick up the second tractor for another couple bucks, I'd certainly do it! It'll save it from the scrapper, and you'll get some extra parts and implements to boot. Let us know the numbers when you get it! :D


Raymond, I am going to do my best to get the other tractor. They are a family friend and I think I can get it done. The remote oil pressure gauge is a mod. I can tell that the key is in the hole that the light switch used to be in. I am not sure what was in the hole that the oil pressure gauge is in. It is next to the battery gauge. Did this tractor originally have a keyed ignition switch or a pull knob?

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:06 am

kpaine wrote: Did this tractor originally have a keyed ignition switch or a pull knob?

It would have been a pull knob switch.

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:14 am

Hello Ken and welcome.
kpaine wrote:All I wanted was a garden tiller on steroids. Oh well, one more obsession can't hurt. Let the odyssey begin!
Looks like you have a great project tractor there, glad it runs well. These are great little machines as you are finding out, the more you get into them that becomes more and more evident. They do a terrific job at anything they're designed to do. If you got it to be a working tractor you're pretty much there once you get the pressure gauge issue worked out (hope that's all it is).

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:04 pm

Hi Ken - Welcome to the best place on the internet. Looking forward to you getting that FCUB looking more like original. You'll be so happy with your tractor. This forum loves pix - so post often.

Welcome and enjoy your time here.

Ken

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:10 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Looks like a honest working tractor with a nice set of sweeps. Think I'd try real hard to get that other Cub w/ implements for that price, you won't be sorry you did. Also, be sure to look around if you do make that deal, there may be Cub pieces/parts around (barn, pasture, or woods) that the owner has forgotten about.

Again, glad to have ya!

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:10 pm

Welcome to the forum. Two is alwaysa BETTER THEN ONE

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Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:22 pm

get the oil pressure problem solved before you worry about anything else. it may be as simple as a bad gauge, or may be something more serious. first I would remove the oil filter cover and see if oil is coming out the hole in the housing on the side opposite mounted gauge. if no oil is coming out there, try priming it by using an oil can to pump some oil into that hole then crank it some more to see if oil will then come out the hole.

Re: Greetings

Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Ken:

G'day to you and congrats :applause: on acquiring your very 1st new to y addictive.ou Cub :-:-): Be careful these things are very, very addictive. You could have a herd before you know it :lol: Especially if you get the one down the road.

Best thing you can do is to read the McCormick-Deering Farmall Cub Owner's Manual 5-23-47, it will be quite useful.

The guys have you well covered on the problems already identified. The links below contain lots of really good information, suggest you take a little time and follow the links.

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