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cubs and rain ?

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:33 pm

i have yet to try it , but does anyone have any experience working a cub while raining . if all is "factory" ( gasket on distributor cap , ect..) , would/should they be able to work in the rain ? coppersmythe................................................

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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:40 pm

A blast of rain on the magneto/distributor can short them out. I think the main exposure is the grounding stud on the magneto and the corresponding coil wire stud on the distributor. Usually they will keep running. I've been thoroughly soaked while running old Farmalls more times than I can remember.

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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby Eugene » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:42 pm

coppersmythe wrote:Would/should they be able to work in the rain ?
Yes
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:19 pm

If you're concerned, you might look for something like this at a good auto parts dealer.

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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby ricky racer » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:44 pm

My Cub ran well through a down pour pulling the Church float in a local parade. :wink:

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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby Scrivet » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:34 pm

ricky racer wrote:My Cub ran well through a down pour pulling the Church float in a local parade. :wink:
If it was raining hard enough I guess that could make the word "float" a reality. :shock:

Please, please, tell me the church float was about Noah. :D :lol:

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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby coppersmythe » Sun May 01, 2016 12:51 pm

thanks guys , i just dont remember the subject discussed , and we do get a lot of rain here annually . part of the " justification " i gave my wife when i bought the first cub was it would come in handy for cleanups after a hurricane ( which are also plentiful here ) . with seven cubs and one on the way , i've run out of "excuses" , uuuhhh , i mean reasons . :lol: coppersmythe..............................................( thanks for the photo ricky , im getting into more parades , and my fear was a trailer full of folks and getting caught in a good rain, and pushing the cub back to my truck :oops: )

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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby ricky racer » Sun May 01, 2016 5:54 pm

If you're worried, spray the distribuor cap with WD-40 in raning weather.
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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby Winfield Dave » Sun May 01, 2016 6:04 pm

ricky racer wrote:If you're worried, spray the distribuor cap with WD-40 in raning weather.
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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby Yogie » Tue May 03, 2016 9:14 pm

Sounds like your in need of more room Val.... I could make a weekend 2,000+ mile round trip for a high crop cub ya know. :D
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Re: cubs and rain ?

Postby schmibm » Tue May 03, 2016 10:46 pm

Been in the rain bunch of times on my Cub. Distributor not a mag.

In fact, I made it through a downpour on the trailer coming home from RPRU in MO. Got home still in the rain, hopped up on the seat and fired it right up and drove it in the shed.

I wouldn't even waste the effort to hand crank my B if the humidity is real high. It has a mag on it. They like dry weather.
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