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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby thiggy » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:34 am

Say folks, lets cut the guy a little slack. It looks purdy and he says it runs great. Maybe the owner just got carried away with a little hyperbole about the "restoration". Put a cover on the seat and replace the mule drive with an original and I wouldn't be ashamed to be seen going to the prom in that Cub. Just keep the Correct Police at arms distance. :wink:
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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:36 am

I can't see the instrument panel well enough to tell if that is right or not. The switches seem to be blocked from view in all thepictures. IH went to the Zenith carb and choke cable in '75. So those parts look right from what I can see. He could have used about half as much air intake hose.

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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:05 am

sdurnal wrote:I know there is a recall, but don't know when it was implemented in production. I have the taller one for my '64. Maybe it was an after production recall...

Ok that is what i thought you were thinking.. I might be wrong but i thought they all left factory with the old style.

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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby RustyKnuckles » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:06 pm

Since the paint is intact on the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe, clearly has not been run much or at all since paint job. And who knows what sort of mechanical shape it is in, inside?
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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby Scrivet » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:54 pm

Hmmm.... "restored to like new condition" I don't remember them coming out with worn rear tires?

I also would think the front tires should at least match (Jim already mentioned they were trailer tires).

That gas cap doesn't look like an original or replacement to me, it's to thin. It looks like one off of an older pre 70's truck.

What is that in the center of the steering wheel covering the nut?

Looking at the listing it looks like the muffler has moved forward and up (or rear and down :lol: ) between two of the pictures? How does that happen?

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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby dennisbushnell » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:45 pm

My 72 came with that style seat
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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:29 pm

Not originally it didn't. Only the pan seat and the deluxe seat were offered. Things change over the years through different owners.
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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:38 pm

dennisbushnell wrote:My 72 came with that style seat
and a sports cup? :lol:
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Re: Buyer beware !!

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:16 pm

I would sell my 71 for $5000.... with a working mower. Don't claim it's restored... but wicked nice. Essentially replaced by a 70 with a fast hitch and flail mower. Has lights and I would even make the flasher light work for the above price. :{_}:


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