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small project ?

Postby cub.bub » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:38 pm

Had some extra time (rare) this weekend and decided to do a small project on my 55, battery box, seat mount and tool box removal was in the plan. The hex head bolts were so tore up and rusted I had to take my dremel tool and grind the hex heads down to fit another (smaller) sized 6 point socket. I have been spraying with nut buster for over a week, so between heat and brute language I was able to remove all that was needed.
The small project was to replace the battery box that was hanging on by only 1/2 of one side with one I had made some time back. So needless to say this small project took most of the day Sunday and I finished last night.
But I had fun doing it, it was nice to clean her up, new bolts, and was able to run the ground cable inside the box. Oh, I only had time to get every thing in primer, was worried about the weather.....SNOWS A COMING !! :)
I'm sure we all had this happen before?

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Re: small project ?

Postby Barnyard » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:54 pm

cub.bub wrote:between heat and brute language

I was in the Army, but I speak fluent Navy.

cub.bub wrote:this small project took most of the day Sunday and I finished last night. But I had fun doing it,

The main reason to own a Cub. They are fun little tractors to work on. Why else do we travel all over the country to attend CubFests?

Thanks for sharing
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Re: small project ?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:09 pm

I would strongly recommend Anti-seize on the battery box and seat bracket bolts.
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Re: small project ?

Postby cub.bub » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:16 pm

John, I forgot to mention, I did put anti-seize on the seat and battery bolts. Plus I figure the way I tinker those bolts will get removed more often than every 60 years. LOL
Your right Barnyard....what fun would there be in owning a new tractor? I get a kick out of working on them, I just feel a lot better knowing I cleaned all the metal to get a good ground. :wink:
Bruce.

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Re: small project ?

Postby BIGHOSS » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:30 pm

I not only use anti-seize, but switched to four SS bolts that hold down the battery box. Should not rust and makes a good ground to casting.
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Re: small project ?

Postby Scrivet » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:22 pm

Must be something wrong with my computer because I can't see the PICTURE!
I know cub.bub wouldn't post an interesting topic like this without A PICTURE!
:wink: :D

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Re: small project ?

Postby Buzzard Wing » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:00 am

Not sure how much good it does, but I spray 'rubberized' (undercoat) paint on the inside of the battery box. Also, when I paint a battery box I use a washer in the hole where the ground goes.
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1965 International 140, 60" grader blade.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Northern Indiana

Re: small project ?

Postby cub.bub » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:42 am

Cub.bub has LOTS of pictures....just to dumb to post them.
I bought a smart phone.....just makes me feel dumber !! My Grandaughter will be up soon, she is a wiz at this kind of stuff.
Hopefully I can catch up on the posting, :)
Bruce.


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