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Dale Finch
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Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'55 Cub "Bailey"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:11 pm

I need to have myself restricted from perusing Craigslist!! :headbang

I just returned from purchasing my 4th :D ...a '56 Cub that was in the process of being rebuilt when the owner passed away. I was unable to get it running, but plan on picking it up in Florida and taking it to DSCF in February, where I can get help from the "experts". Mr E, can you put me down on your list of projects?

I will be hauling one cub down from NC and picking up the FL Cub, then heading to DSCF, if anyone wants to add some express items...already bringing a set of mower casters and maybe a set of tires. Just PM me if you have something.

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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'55 Cub "Bailey"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:01 pm

A couple photos...these are from the Craigslist ad. It has a fast hitch, and front and rear wheel weights:
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and here are some I took. They show the tank removed, and some parts already replaced by the PO, such as platform, seat post (also have "new" seat), battery box and steering wheel:
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2 new rims, one mounted with new tire and one unmounted (& one leaking final seal):
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A nice pony tank, new ignition parts, plug wires, some cultivator parts:
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And even though he had installed the new points, rotor and distributor cap, he had bought a Petronix Ignition Kit, still in the box:
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Even though I could not get it started in the short time I was down there, I did check the hydraulics while I cranked it (with a NEW BATTERY), and the TC moved correctly. I also checked that the PTO at least was engaging, so hopefully it works right as well.

All in all, I am quite happy with it, and look forward to getting him/her running. :D

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Tractors Owned: Cubs: (3)'49's, (1)'52, (1)'57 IH Cub LoBoy w/FH, (1)'72 154 Number Series Loboy, '76 Longstripe w/FH, Mowers: C-22, Bush Hog 412, Pennington 59, Woods RM42CF, Woods 42, assorted FCub plows, planters, discs, etc. OTHERS: '49 AC B & Ind. Sickle mower, '61 AC D12 Ser 2, '52 8N, '56 Ferguson 35 Deluxe, '53 MM BG (offset), (2) '49 Avery V's, '56 JD 420C, with Blade and fire plow, '85 JD 850 (Yanmar) w/72" belly mower, '76 Yanmar 1500, Sears Surburban's, MTD's, Jeeps & other misc. "treasures"
Location: AL (Southwest)

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:06 pm

Congrats Dale. Looking forward to DSCF. :D PM sent. Stan

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Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby clintmo » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:44 pm

Yes! #4! You seem to like the same era of Cubs as me. Congrats.

Clint

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dgrapes59
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Tractors Owned: 1951 Cub
2-1955 Loboy w FH
a few plows, discs, mowers, blades, carrier & such
Several '61 CC Originals, CC Narrow Frames- 70 & 100's, 71, Couple 102's & 122's, 72, 124, 73, various CC options & implements #1 & 2 Trailers, 1963 Springfield, JD 770
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Location: OH, Trenton

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:13 am

Congratulations! I see you moved to a newer model! :wink:

I am sure it will turn out fine, especially with your attention to detail!
David

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Mr E
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Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Mr E » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:19 am

Dale Finch wrote:
Mr E, can you put me down on your list of projects?



I'll put you on the list.

Our shop foreman, Mr. Billy Ray, will work you in as projects allow.

:big smile:
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

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Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby bythepond88 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:04 pm

Dale Finch wrote:look forward to getting him/her running.


Always her. Always. Even if you give her a masculine name (like I did).
Michael Cummings
Eddie - a 1959 International Lo-Boy named after my father in law, who who bought her new.

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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'55 Cub "Bailey"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:42 pm

bythepond88 wrote:Always her. Always. Even if you give her a masculine name (like I did).

Is that because they can be finicky sometimes and bitchy most times??!! :lol:

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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'55 Cub "Bailey"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:45 pm

BTW, I had someone ask about buying the fast hitch, but I don't know what they are worth. Any suggestions for an asking price? Since it is mounted, I know everything is there, including the helper spring, and I did turn the leveling screw and it turned easily.

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Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Mr E » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:58 pm

Dang, you parting it out already?
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

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Roy Edenfield
Deep South CubFest #9
February 16 & 17, 2018

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Dale Finch
5+ Years
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Posts: 2566
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'55 Cub "Bailey"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:29 pm

NO, NO! Just figure I don't need a second fast hitch. I will probably put a mower under the new cub. Maybe you need th FH?! :D

staninlowerAL
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Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:34 pm
Zip Code: 36558
Tractors Owned: Cubs: (3)'49's, (1)'52, (1)'57 IH Cub LoBoy w/FH, (1)'72 154 Number Series Loboy, '76 Longstripe w/FH, Mowers: C-22, Bush Hog 412, Pennington 59, Woods RM42CF, Woods 42, assorted FCub plows, planters, discs, etc. OTHERS: '49 AC B & Ind. Sickle mower, '61 AC D12 Ser 2, '52 8N, '56 Ferguson 35 Deluxe, '53 MM BG (offset), (2) '49 Avery V's, '56 JD 420C, with Blade and fire plow, '85 JD 850 (Yanmar) w/72" belly mower, '76 Yanmar 1500, Sears Surburban's, MTD's, Jeeps & other misc. "treasures"
Location: AL (Southwest)

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:38 am

Dale Finch wrote:....... and look forward to getting him/her running. :D

Dale Finch wrote:
bythepond88 wrote:Always her. Always. Even if you give her a masculine name (like I did).

Is that because they can be finicky sometimes and bitchy most times??!! :lol:

With all of those "B" names in your barn, "Bobbie" has a nice sound to it. :) :mrgreen: Stan

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Tractors Owned: 1942 Farmall AV, serial #87025
1945 Farmall H, serial #213,651
1947 Farmall Circle Cub, serial #2116
1948 Farmall Cub, serial #46066
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Location: Lone Jack, MO

Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Stanton » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:49 am

Congratulations on #4. I like those 11 bar grilles... :coffee:
Stanton
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Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby bythepond88 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:01 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Is that because they can be finicky sometimes and bitchy most times??!!


I will only say that it is for the same reason that ships and aircraft are always female.
Michael Cummings
Eddie - a 1959 International Lo-Boy named after my father in law, who who bought her new.

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Tractors Owned: The crew:
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"Paul", 1951 Cub
"George", 1958 LoBoy Cub with Wagner 45 Loader
"Ringo", 1977 Cub

So far, Paul and Ringo have arrived. John and George will follow in a few weeks.
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Re: NEW '56 CUB PROJECT

Postby Crimson Tim » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:48 am

Congrats on the new Cub! I had seen that ad on CL and am over in that vicinity from time to time. I really can't handle that much of a project right now, so I'm glad she went to someone on the board who will take care of her.

There was a second Cub listed just down the street from this one that was a little more turn-key about the same time I saw the posting for this one. Did you happen to investigate that one? I haven't had a chance to, yet.


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