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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby ricky racer » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:04 am

A 51 would have come with a vertical exhaust. It looks like the previous owner replaced it at some point...
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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby Stanton » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:56 am

Scott, welcome to the forum. Looks like you're off to the races on this one. Also appears you've got the picture uploading down pat. :wink:

Valspar is a good paint. Several of my friends have used it with good results. If you decide to add hardener to it, please take every precaution to use the appropriate air supply breathing equipment. You can do a search on here about people using hardener and the effects it has wrecked on some. Serious stuff.

We like pics, so keep us posted and the pics coming.

I assume you already have done so, but will mention the PDF manuals available for downloading via the links at the top of your screen (PDF Manuals and Rudi's Manuals). Both sources have a wealth of info that should be your primary source of info. The How To Forum also has an abundance of info you may find helpful.

You live in a great part of the country. Not too far from some CubFests that will be happening this year. Check our the CubFest schedule and pick one to attend. You won't be disappointed. CubFests schedule here: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=8

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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby bob in CT » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:05 am


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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby itpdk9 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:15 pm

Thanks all for the encouragement. The guy that I bought the tractor off of said they changed to the underslung because his dad used to mow with it, I guess for clearance issues. I have removed it and am going to go back to the original vertical style. I continued more prep, it seems like it will never end. Every time I think it looks good I find more 60 year old gunk. I am making progress tho slowly but surely. I finally was able to get the right fender unstuck and removed, hammered it out and will be able to sand it later to prep for smoothing. Thanks again all.
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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby itpdk9 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:17 pm



Thanks Bob, I am not going to be using any hardener, just rattle cans. Thanks for the heads up though, I am learning so much here. thanks for having me.

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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby danovercash » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:10 pm

Pressure washers can cause harm too! Keep it away from gaskets and radiator. Don't ask how I know this, but I had to change the trans oil in a 68 Ford 2110.
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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby winton » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:40 pm

Just started my first cub and it's also a 51. I've been using a electrolysis bucket for removable parts and it's great for stripping parts of everything. there is a lot of info on here and it's really easy to make.First I heard about it was here.Like you i'm really injoying this project.Rebuilt trans first,lots of used parts on ebay.will keep up with you're project.Good luck

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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby itpdk9 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:47 pm

Thanks Winton, good luck with your project as well..


Any suggestion on removing the inner front wheel bearings? i followed the manual, no go. I cannot get the inner bearings out for the life of me. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby ricky racer » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:27 am

Those front wheel bearings are a son-of-a-gun....... :evil:
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Re: 51 Cub project

Postby RaymondDurban » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:41 pm

itpdk9 wrote:Thanks for the heads up Glen. I just checked the stamped serial number is 127429 so I guess from what you said the previous owner replaced the tube with the longer tube and dip stick. Interesting. Learning something new with each day. Thanks again.

Could this number possibly be "137429"??


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