Hi Guys , Great forum you have here. First of all , im new and this is my first post . Im from Shelbyville illinois and my name is Mac. Nice to meet you all. Now for my .... Dilema .
So im not much of a tractor guy , Im an old car guru , i love them all , however , this week i am being forced to learn about the Farmall Cub and here is why.
Last week i got the oppertunity to buy a neat old car from a basement . It is a 1925 Chevrolet 2 dr superior Sedan . " Dont quit reading , The Farmall Cub part is coming
". I am looking this car over and open the hood expecting to see the exposed pushrod chevy 4 banger. Instead , i am greeted by a sea of red paint. Yup , this old Chevy was driven to the Levy , And when it got there , someone swapped in a binder mill for motorvation. So she was lightly stuck from being dormant since 1984 . A little MMO down the cylinders and the light use of a bar on the flywheel a couple days later and she easily popped loose.
I rebuilt the carb and it runs as smooth as a sewing machine , however it seems very lacking in the power department and im wondering if it is because there is no governor hooked up . You see , the foot feed has had linkage made and runs directly to the carb . I see the governer rod running infront of the block but there is no linkage from it to the carb whatsoever. Now im not 100% how the gov works . I honestly dont think it is designed to work with the foot feed like on a car. The reason i am asking is because if i am trying to go up any grade at all from a dead stop it is all i can do to get it worked up into my driveway even . If im going down the road and come up to a hill , if i dont have a good head of steam up then it will not pull itself . So what im asking is , would a governor be beneficial ? Or is it a pipe dream? The original Chevy power plant made a staggering 21 horsepower , im not sure what this cub engine is making .... Actually , it is an International Harvester power unit mated directly to the Chevy transmission . But after running some part numbers from the carb etc It looks to be a farmall cub c60 or 154 engine . The carb number on it is a 355712R91. Any help is Greatly appreciated . Thank you kindly