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Cub Front Tires

Postby thiggy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:13 pm

Would 5.50 X 12 trailer tire be a suitable front tire size for a F Cub while just getting it running and evaluating it?
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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:18 pm

These as well as 4.80 x 12 are not too difficult to find, I've used them several times. In fact, I have several spares not mounted. PM me if you need more information. Stan

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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby thiggy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:06 pm

Thanks for the offer, Stan. The reason I mentioned this specific size is because I already have a couple of those. This old (1947) cub sat for many years in my uncle's barn after he stopped using it. He had purchased it new and used it in the family vegetable garden. Because it was on dirt floor and not used since the 70's, one front and one rear tire deflated and cracked to pieces, and are unusable. The rear rim is also rusted out where it was in contact with the ground. The other two tires are holding air. I have no idea what the condition of the engine is in, other than it is not frozen up. The radiator drain was in the open position when I was given the tractor several years ago, so I hope that is a good sign that the coolant was drained when last used. I have actually pirated a couple of items while restoring my '49 Cub. Because the older one appears to have always been garaged (barned??) there is very little rust. The interior of the fuel tank appears pristine. The Cub in question is in my barn in Miss., and I will be spending Thanksgiving week at the farm. I wish to see if I can at least get the engine running to help evaluate what will need to be done to make the tractor useful. I doubt that I will restore it as I did my '49 model. I'm kind of considering using it with my Woods mower for general upkeep around the farm. My '49 looks too nice to use as a daily driver. I'll try to remember to take photos and post as I piddle with the project.
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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:38 pm

Is this Bay Springs near Laurel, MS. If so, I'm a bit more than an hour away, just south of Waynesboro. Good luck with the project, I have several like that which needs some attention. That's what I really enjoy the most, getting one that has been abandoned or sat for a long time and put it back to useful service. If the rims are not too bad, I've had good luck with resin and fiberglass cloth to repair rust damage. Stan

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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby thiggy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:23 pm

Yes, actually I am in the 'suburbs' of Bay Springs, a few miles east of the town toward Heidelberg. The rusted out part of the rear rim is several inches along the edge, which supports the bead of the tire, so I doubt that repair would be practical.
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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:47 pm

If they're on rims, the center holes might be a little small. I tried a pair that I borrowed from a friend to use temporarily while my rims were being painted, but they would not fit without opening up the center hole.

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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby Eugene » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:58 pm

thiggy wrote:The rusted out part of the rear rim is several inches along the edge, which supports the bead of the tire, so I doubt that repair would be practical.
If you can obtain a rear rim with part of the bead solid, you can cut out the rusted material on you rim. Then cut good material off/from the other rim and and weld it in. Been there, done that.

3rd gear is the Cub is super slow speed. Any minor imperfections in the welding, the patch, will not be noticeable in tire performance.
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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:14 pm

thiggy wrote:Yes, actually I am in the 'suburbs' of Bay Springs, a few miles east of the town toward Heidelberg. The rusted out part of the rear rim is several inches along the edge, which supports the bead of the tire, so I doubt that repair would be practical.

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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby danovercash » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:40 pm

Don't forget to prime the oil pump before trying to start! Good luck, enjoy the journey!
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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby dbboss » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:06 am

Send me a PM if you need any help. I'm in Bay Springs also. Might have a wheel on a donor cub I have we could work something out on if you still are looking for one.

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Re: Cub Front Tires

Postby Stanton » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:14 am

Ditto to what Eugene said. Cut and welded my #100 manure wheels this Spring: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=150&t=88274&hilit=+WHEEL

Of course, if you have means to another wheel altogether, then that would be simpler.

Sounds like a mini-CubFest may be in the works... :D
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