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Brought home #4 today...

Postby clintmo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:51 pm

I'm not sure what has happened to me but I brought home a fourth Cub today.
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The PO said it was running great then just wouldn't start and seemed to think it's an electrical situation. It has a zenith carburetor on it, which I'm not thrilled about. The tires are filled, which I'm also not thrilled about (neither was my Honda Pilot :shock: ) How does one go about emptying them and getting tubes in there? And check out the rear end on this thing:
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6'4" from outside to outside, just barely made it onto the trailer.

Also came with two pretty shabby sickle mowers. Might get some parts out of them but I don't think there's a usable mower there.

Looking forward to gaining more Cub knowledge with this new buddy.

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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:47 pm

Wow! With that rear end, sure is plenty of room to carry lots of extra implements or parts!!

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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Barnyard » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:31 am

The weights, axle extensions and two mowers are worth almost half if what you gave for the whole load. I was waiting to see if you were going for it. I had an eye on it. Good job.
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby clintmo » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:44 am

Thanks, Bill! Yeah, I couldn't stand to let one in my neck of the woods slip by without at least looking. The seller was willing to come down to a more comfortable price so I brought it home. I need some tips from you on efficient Cub packing to best utilize space in my quonset hut. It's getting tight in there.

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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:22 am

clintmo wrote:The tires are filled, which I'm also not thrilled about (neither was my Honda Pilot :shock: ) How does one go about emptying them and getting tubes in there?
The rubber is worth a nice sum also, you did good!! As far as getting the ballast out, if it is water, the tire shop here would just add pressure to the tire then with the valve at the lowest position and the tire upright, remove the valve stem at the larger opening to allow the air to push the water out. Might have to repeat this more than one time. If the ballast has chemicals you might have to get a tire shop to remove it. I like to dismount the tires/tubes and check the rims for any cleaning/repair or recoating needed before remounting the tires. In the picture, a little resin and fiberglass cloth repaired the valve stem holes. The tubes were reusable. :) Good Luck and enjoy. Stan
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:54 am

4 is a great number :lol: ….That way I got a mower cub, a fast hitch garden implement cub, a snow plow cub, and a loader cub….Now I just need number 5…. :lol: Dave
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Jeff Silvey » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:29 am

Nice find. I like where they mounted the weights.
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Stanton » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:43 am

clintmo wrote:I'm not sure what has happened to me but I brought home a fourth Cub today...
Clint


WE DO! If you don't, then you've really got a problem! :lol:

Nice score! Be very careful handling the tires filled with liquid; very heavy.
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Urbish » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:54 am

Looks like somebody had a Cub when they really wanted a B. That baby is wide! Question: Does having the rear wheels positioned that far outboard run the risk of ripping the final drive/axle housing off of the transmission? That's one heck of a lever arm. At least you have only about a 5% chance of rolling it over!

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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:00 am

Hillside setup!

Looks like there is an 'extension' on the rear axles? For dual rear tires?
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby gitractorman » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:06 am

Larry, I was just thinking the same thing. I would have opted for the second set of rims/tires and put the spacer in between there rather than space the single tires out that far. Anyway, you've latched on to a few valuable parts with the spacers.
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby clintmo » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:15 am

I'll be unloading those tires. I've never had so much as a wheel come up with either of my Cubs with the back wheels at the widest setting and with weights on, and I mow on some pretty steep grades. And with those extensions, I don't think there's any chance of rolling.

Should I be looking for an original style IH carb or is the zenith worth keeping? I've never messed with one.

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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Cub-Bud » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:43 am

The wheel spacers were meant to be used on the cubs with the high crop package. I may stand corrected but, I think that package consisted of 15" front rims/tires, special rear rims to accommodate 32" rear tires, a slightly different front axle, and rear wheel spacers (to lower center of gravity). The spacers are not needed to dual the rear of a cub. :wink:
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:49 pm

clintmo wrote:Should I be looking for an original style IH carb or is the zenith worth keeping? I've never messed with one.

If it's functioning properly, the Zenith should serve you well.
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Re: Brought home #4 today...

Postby danovercash » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:55 pm

Last tire I removed ballast from went well it had anti freeze in it. Calcium was a little harder. Get a twenty gallon lided container or four five lided buckets. Get tire as high above container as possible. I put mine in back of pickup. Unscrew larger fitting on tire and get largest tubing that will fit in hole with room for make up air. Start syphon and rotate till all liquid is removed. You might also try a drill pump.
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