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55Farm
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New cub owner!

Postby 55Farm » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:12 pm

Took home a 55 cub today, my first tractor and first post here, d Seems all original and has a 5' woods belly mower. What do I do first too it?
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Re: New cub owner!

Postby Jvanvuren » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:59 am

Welcome to the site, and boy that's a pretty tractor. Doesn't look like it needs much of anything aside from somebody in the seat to enjoy it! I would maybe run through some of the maintenance things (ensuring fluids are full and clean, that sort of thing), just for peace of mind.

John

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Re: New cub owner!

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:13 am

Welcome to the Forum and congrats on getting your first CUB. Download the Owners Manual from the pdf manuals or Rudi's Manuals list at the top of this page. You will find all the information you need to know about your new Cub. Typical lube points overlooked are the distributor, fan shaft and throw out bearing. There is a lubrication guide as well as specifications in the manual. You can even order a FREE, new gas cap from the link at the top of the page. Enjoy your CUB!!

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Re: New cub owner!

Postby Donegal Cub » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:24 am

Welcome to best tractor forum on earth for the Emerald Isle. Looks like previous post have you covered. Check all fluid levels and the condition of them, check oil pressure hop on the seat & enjoy your lovely tractor :{_}: :{_}: .
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Re: New cub owner!

Postby randallc » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:37 am

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas. Check out FAQ up at the top of the page. Now you got yourself one pretty cub. Best looking cub made.
Guinea, 1951 Farmall Cub; Jumping Willy, 1949 Farmall Cub, 61 Cub, Scrapy, and 48 Cub Al, 48 cub, Billy D.
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Re: New cub owner!

Postby 55Farm » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:55 am

Thank you! I'd post more photos but it keeps cutting them off for some reason. The owner gave me a binder of the manuals for the tractor and mower deck, with receipts of what he's done too it. It has the drop down side exhaust, I really wanted the horizontal out of the hood, but I can't see myself cutting a hole to do that. Steering has a lot of play and starter rod is finicky, but for 60 years old I'm not complaining!

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Re: New cub owner!

Postby pickerandsinger » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:08 am

Welcome and Nice tractor….I prefer the underslung exhaust especially for mowing ….( under tree limbs etc)….Your next one can poke thru the hood... :lol: Dave
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Re: New cub owner!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:07 am

55Farm wrote:Thank you! I'd post more photos but it keeps cutting them off for some reason. The owner gave me a binder of the manuals for the tractor and mower deck, with receipts of what he's done too it. It has the drop down side exhaust, I really wanted the horizontal out of the hood, but I can't see myself cutting a hole to do that. Steering has a lot of play and starter rod is finicky, but for 60 years old I'm not complaining!

Steering play can be tightened, and the starter switch can be replaced. Under the radiator, where the steering rod connects, is a large nut and cotter pin. Behind that, a bolt goes across the rear of the steering arm. Loosen the cross bolt, remove the cotter pin from the big castlated nut, and tighten it a little. Check for play, in the steering wheel. When it reaches the desired tightness, replace the cotter pin, and retighten the rear bolt. This usually fixes it.
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55Farm
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Re: New cub owner!

Postby 55Farm » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:34 am

I'll have to check everything out once I have some days off, sucks I picked it up last night and can't play with it for 4 days! It does puff a little smoke when I put a load on it, though its probably never been rebuilt, it looks to be about 6psi of oil at idle and about 20 at full throttle, is that alright? Should I also be adding anything to the fuel? I threw a little marvels mystery in the tank.
Thanks

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Re: New cub owner!

Postby Scrivet » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:13 am

I suggest taking a close look at the mower manual the PO gave you. I don't think he looked very close at the mule drive (idler pulleys) proper setup.

The Cub looks real nice! To bad you have to wait four days to play though. Like pickeransinger says the next one can have a vertical exhaust, and there's ALWAYS a next one. :D

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Re: New cub owner!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:57 am

It looks nice, but I have seen a lot of tractors painted up to sell that were mechanically neglected. first thing I would do is change the fluids and engine oil filter, plus do not overlook the filter drain. Do not be surprised if the transmission oil looks like a milkshake rather than oil. They are bad to condense water inside.
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Re: New cub owner!

Postby Glen » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:45 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the website. Your Cub looks really good. I have a 1956 Cub I've had for years. Read the 1955 Cub owner's manual when you have time to. It has lots of info. Here is one below.
Besides what John said, you could check the air cleaner, it has to be clean, oil in the oil cup at the bottom, and no build up of dirt in the oil cup. The pipe and the 2 short hoses need to be there and connected well to the carburetor, if it's an IH carburetor.
The fan hub needs oil in it, check that too.
The front wheel bearings need greasing, like on older cars, they have to be taken apart to grease them.
Check the condition of the fan and generator belts, and the tightness.
Check the level of all fluids. The transmission, and the 2 final drives each has it's own oil, separate from the other one. 3 separate plugs to check oil.
Check the Touch Control fluid level too.
Grease the clutch throwout bearing, it has a grease fitting.
The points, spark plugs, and engine timing need to be good so it will run good.
The owner's manual tells how to do those things, and all maintenance. There's other things I didn't write about.
There is a table of contents on page 1, makes it easier to use on the internet. Click on the pics makes them bigger. :)

http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20 ... index.html

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Re: New cub owner!

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:51 pm

55Farm wrote: What do I do first to it?


Simple.....
...DRIVE IT AROUND & PLAY WITH IT!!! :big smile:


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