I am glad they were built to be repaired so easily .

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Bezirk
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Tractors Owned: Farmall Cub 1949, Oliver OC3 crawler 1951, Ford 8 N 1948, Oliver 77 Row Crop 1953, JohnDeere, La, 1941, John Deere 4115/w loader, 2004, John Deere stationary power unit LUC, Farmall M, 1946, Oliver 77 Row crop w/ loader
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I am glad they were built to be repaired so easily .

Postby Bezirk » Sun May 29, 2016 1:30 pm

I was sicle bar mowing Saturday afternoon, aftre about 20 minutes the 49 Cub shut down abruptly no sputter just stopped. As I was trying to analyze the situation, first thought was coil. i cleaned the jet, still no start , checked coil primary ok. Checked spark had none. When I pulled the distributor cap and rotor button There was a lot of build up from arcking on button, whipped out Swiss army knife burnished both rotor surfaces. I replaced the button and cap and bingo it started and ran fine so I finished my mowing. This whole procedure took about 20 minutes. If I had been using my 2003 computer laden tractor and the same thing would have happened, who knos how many days or weeks it would have taken to have it running again also probably a lot of money also. I Also would probably have expanded my Navy voabulary trying to troubleshoot the newer one !

Berlin
I started out with nothing and now I only have half of that left !

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Re: I am glad they were built to be repaired so easily .

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun May 29, 2016 1:45 pm

Glad you were able to fix it quickly. The simplicity of these machines lends credibility to the fact that they were designed to replace the horse on the farm. The farmer knew how to deal with common problems.

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Re: I am glad they were built to be repaired so easily .

Postby Donegal Cub » Sun May 29, 2016 5:16 pm

Yes Berlin,
They are simple wee tractors and with a small modicum of common sense and a little bit of mechanical knowledge and a few simple tools they can be kept running. When I was younger I used to service my own car, now they are so complicated & computerised I just leave it in the dealers :oops:
Bernard,
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Re: I am glad they were built to be repaired so easily .

Postby Eugene » Sun May 29, 2016 6:16 pm

:Dito: Testimony, considering the oldest Cub would be 69 years old in 2016. Easy to work on, parts are still readily available. And the tractor can still do a good days work.
I have an excuse. CRS.


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