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Been a while

Postby John Niekamp » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:22 pm

I just thought I would stop in and say hi to my Cub friends. It's been a while and yesterday I got old "PRB" (Puckett's rust bucket) or Kroil express out after sitting untouched for a few years. Outside of a varnished up sediment bowl and nasty tank a little cleaning and new gas he turned over about three times, fired right off and purred like a kitten.

I have a small plot of land in the country that I'm wanting to make a shooting range and with the help of my skid steer and the Fcub, it's coming right along.

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I have tossed around the idea of selling it, (I still have my 55 loboy that has been sitting for years) but it really comes in handy and the Woods brush hog is a life saver on the terrain and eats those little saplings up in a hurry and it's easier on this middle age body than using my Bachtold.

We'll anyhow, I usually only stay on Facebook, but I wanted to stop in and say hi and I hope everyone is doing well. This still looks like the best site on the internet ;)

I hope everyone had a great Easter,

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Re: Been a while

Postby Posco » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:14 pm

Nice looking Cub but it must be loud without a muffler. I can't imagine you wanting to part with it.
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Re: Been a while

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:31 pm

Nice hearing from you again, John. Stop back more often.
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Re: Been a while

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:41 pm

Good to hear from you and my namesake John. Been wondering what happened to you.
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Re: Been a while

Postby Barnyard » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:26 pm

Welcome back John!

Posco wrote:Nice looking Cub but it must be loud without a muffler.

Actually a Cub is not very loud without a muffler. They sound pretty good with an 18" pipe.
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Re: Been a while

Postby Posco » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:44 pm

Barnyard wrote:Welcome back John!

Posco wrote:Nice looking Cub but it must be loud without a muffler.

Actually a Cub is not very loud without a muffler. They sound pretty good with an 18" pipe.


Thanks for the tip, I might try that.
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Re: Been a while

Postby Stanton » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:59 am

Good to see you posted. Don't be such a stranger. It's possible to keep up on Facebook AND the Cub forum!

Nice pics!
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Re: Been a while

Postby John Niekamp » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:17 pm

Posco wrote:Nice looking Cub but it must be loud without a muffler. I can't imagine you wanting to part with it.


Posco, No the Cub sounds great with a straight pipe, not loud at all. If memory serves me, the pipe is 1" and I made mine with stainless steel pipe. If one did want it quieter, they could always put some baffles in the pipe, but like I said they aren't load at all.

I will try to check in with from time to time. Good to see there are still several embers left from years ago. However it saddens me to learn Mr. George Willer is no longer with us. He was a very remarkable man, very talented and knowledgeable and overall great guy!

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Re: Been a while

Postby John Niekamp » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:29 pm

Here's why I call my Cub "Puckett's rust bucket" I think it was Mr. Puckett who actually named it "Kroil express" lots of Kroil was used to bring him back to life, lol

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Re: Been a while

Postby Stanton » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:33 am

I've got one Cub with a muffler and one without. There's not that much difference between the two as far a noise.

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Re: Been a while

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:13 pm

Howdy John, been a long time.

Just got back from Boss Hog's Worlds Fair, swap meet and Cubfest.... it is such a fun time! The only down side is I-95 between us is the worst highway in the US for driving. But it's sure worth it.

Been busy mowing and snow plowing with the Lo Boy..... If you are bored got a bit of slide show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jAfyd_0CGM

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