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hello from central ohio

Postby spark1! » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:49 pm

just looking for a little help with my 1958 cub lowboy.i have owned since 1983 but something finally wore out. I can't get it started.

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hello from central ohio

Postby spark1! » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:01 pm

after cleaning oil or grease off of the points several times to get my cub to run, I took out the distributer to find out where it was coming from. after reinstalling distributer tractor will not run. stan

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Re: hello from central ohio

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:26 pm

Need some more details about what happens or does not happen when you try to start it, i.e. spark at plugs/distributor/coil. 6v or 12v? Fuel flow? Compression check? How long since a tune-up? You'll probably get more input if you post the question on the FARMALL CUB Forum. Stan

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Re: hello from central ohio

Postby Glen » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:54 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the website. I have seen a Cub have oil run out like that before. The governor gear oil seal is probably leaking at the base of the Battery Ignition Unit. Then the engine oil gets into the Battery Ignition Unit. Here is a pic below.
They have to be pulled somehow, unless you want to take out the governor, then you can hammer the seal out from the front.
The seal has to be put in the hole in the engine to a certain distance or measurement. Be sure to point the seal lip forward when putting in a new seal.
The points may be old and burned, or the condenser, or the coil may have quit, if there is no spark. Any of the 3 things will make the spark quit. Or could be the wiring or switch, check and see if battery voltage is getting to the coil.
Hopefully you timed it right when you put the unit back on. :)
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Re: hello from central ohio

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:42 am

spark1! wrote:after cleaning oil or grease off of the points several times to get my cub to run, I took out the distributer to find out where it was coming from. after reinstalling distributer tractor will not run. stan

It's very possible that the engine is now out of time. Check the manuals link above for GSS 1012 Electrical Equipment http://www.farmallcub.com/[ Sorry, direct links to manual section is not allowed. ]/downloa ... -27-55.pdf or try the search function for instructions on timing the engine. StaninLowerAL

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Re: hello from central ohio

Postby Stanton » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:28 am

Welcome to the forum!
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