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Just brought this home today

Postby Dieselrider » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:19 pm

According to the serial number it is a 1949. Which means the International emblem on the side would be incorrect, right? It also doesn't have the original front rims and tires but, these are supposed to be corvair wheels and tires.A previous owner wanted wider tires on the front.It doesn't have enough power to move very well in third gear but, it doesn't smake and the oil pressure looks good. Does need an oil change though.

Would new plugs, points, condenser, etc. help the power?

I really wanted one with cultivators but, I hope I can find a set of those before spring.

Also it is missing whatever cap covers the hole up underneath where you can reach in and grease the throw out bearing. At least I think that is what that zerk is for.

Seems to run pretty smooth and the steering seems tight with no wobble.

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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby Barnyard » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:30 pm

Nice looking Cub. Yes, those emblems are wrong for that model, but you could sell them and buy the correct decals.
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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:35 pm

Dieselrider wrote:Would new plugs, points, condenser, etc. help the power?

Add adjusting the valves to that list and you just may see it run better.
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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby cub.bub » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:04 pm

Nice looking find!
Don beat me to it, adjusting the valves and ignition components will improve power some, at least it did mine.
If possible, a compression test will tell Ya a lot, always good to know where you're starting at.
Good luck, Bruce.

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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby indy61 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:08 pm

Keep the emblems, replace the grille with an 11 bar and replace the mag with a distributor. :D

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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby bythepond88 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:10 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Dieselrider wrote:Would new plugs, points, condenser, etc. help the power?

Add adjusting the valves to that list and you just may see it run better.


And some Seafoam in the gas and oil, then "work her like you stole her" for a couple hours coulsn't hurt, either
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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby Rick Spivey » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:16 pm

indy61 wrote:Keep the emblems, replace the grille with an 11 bar and replace the mag with a distributor. :D


I disagree, Mags are hotter, and will start it with or without a battery in good condition. By all means keep the mag.
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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby Dieselrider » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:48 pm

Are those inspection hole covers easy or hard to find?

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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:11 pm

Barnyard wrote:Nice looking Cub. Yes, those emblems are wrong for that model, but you could sell them and buy the correct decals.

I've been looking for the INTERNATIONAL CUB emblems if you decide to sell them. Stan

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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby Harold R » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:12 pm

TM Tractor has a lot of what you'll need.

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Just wondering if the previous owner removed the mounting pins on the emblems and glued the to the hood? Or just drilled holes for them in the hood.

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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby Stanton » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:33 am

Dieselrider wrote:...these are supposed to be corvair wheels and tires...


You might be able to sell the Corvair wheels and covers to pay for a pair of IH front wheels (and tires?). A compression test and valve adjustment would be good. Testing the mag spark would also be good to know. Getting a hand hole cover will keep the wasps out this summer. I used a 4" cleanout cover from a plumbing supply store. Identical for a fraction of the price.

Electrical testing/helps: viewforum.php?f=140
Engine helps: viewforum.php?f=141

Nice '49 (even with the large front tires)! :coffee:
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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby PaulMac » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:59 pm

Wow, I am jealous! complete battery box, tool box, rear light, seat cushion, clips for the hand crank. If all that is original, I would wonder if that tractor ever saw much use. My tractor wasn't half that condition 30 years ago when my dad first drug it home.

for the tool bars and cultivators, Wengers farm equipment in myerstown Pa might be a option for you. I recall they had pallets of that stuff at one time. You might have to wait till spring to find them!

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Re: Just brought this home today

Postby Dieselrider » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:32 pm

PaulMac wrote:Wow, I am jealous! complete battery box, tool box, rear light, seat cushion, clips for the hand crank. If all that is original, I would wonder if that tractor ever saw much use. My tractor wasn't half that condition 30 years ago when my dad first drug it home.

for the tool bars and cultivators, Wengers farm equipment in myerstown Pa might be a option for you. I recall they had pallets of that stuff at one time. You might have to wait till spring to find them!

Thanks Paulmac. There is a place in Cookport PA as well that is supposed to have lots of parts and I think they would be way cheaper than Wengers. I haven't priced the cub cultivators at Wengers but, they have a few A sets priced online and , they are asking quite a bit for a set. However, the place in cookport would be under snow as well. The way winter is hanging on, it might be July before I can look. :cry:


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