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Ribed and flat hoods

Postby les king » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:42 am

I have just bought six more cubs, two has X's on engine date. One has serial numbers, I ID ed them as 52 models. Now one has ribbed hood and vertical exhaust, the other has flat metal and under the tractor exhaust. Is this possible?

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby ricky racer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:29 am

Can you post pictures? Welcome to the Forum....
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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:27 am

Anything is possible...there is a guy here in maine selling a '47 cub with a fast hitch and a '55 or later grill and under slung exhaust. Upon closer inspection of his cub, he missed a number on his serial # plate. But no matter how many times you point it out to him, he still advertises his cub as a '47....word of caution he has been trying to sell this for several years at this price and there is a reason it is still his... http://unclehenrys.com/classified/46009 ... %234600956 . - Tom :hattip:

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby les king » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:46 am

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I will get the hang of yet.

Will post pictures later today.
Won't let me send pictures or I am old and stupid. I have not learned the system yet. I think I did get the year model wrong on the under slung exhaust, looks like an O on the date 68 model
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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby Urbish » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

You may have to resize your pictures to less than 500kB. This post has instructions for uploading pictures: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=77172

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby Glen » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:52 pm

Hi,
The styles of hoods and grilles changed through the years. The Cubs with the 3 ribs on each side of the hoods, if still original, are 1947 - 1954. The next style of hood was late 1954 - 1958. The Cub on the far right in your pic has a 1954 - 1958 hood, I think, it's far away from the camera.
The under axle exhaust came out in late 1954, at serial number 185001. Several changes were made then. The Fast Hitch came out then also.
The code you found on the Cub on the right in your pic could be a C, which is 1957, my guess. It is not a 1968, if that is the original hood.
Here is a page from the Cub parts book showing the 1st and 2nd style of Cubs.
Check the serial numbers or casting codes to figure out the year.
Here is info from TM Tractor showing where the codes are. :)

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 000-11.jpg

http://www.tmtractor.com/id/castdate_loc.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_004.htm
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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby les king » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:43 pm

Thank you so many smart people.

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby ctltmp » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:06 pm

Sorry I can't help you with the hood question, but your among many experts. I do have a comment though.

Is that picture kind of like what cub heaven looks like? :D
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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby Glen » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi,
His pic does look nice, ctltmp, the building is nice too. I've never had 6 Cubs at the same time. :)

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby ctltmp » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:51 pm

I just wish I had the space for 6 cubs. I know I would have already had a second one. I've passed up a couple great deals.
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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby les king » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:08 pm

I have gone crazy, I have seven cubs ,two 184's and one 154. They are trying to enter the den.this will keep me busy over the winter and I will be thinning them out. My wife says so. Don't know if I will do full restoration or sell them and let some else have the fun. I do love working on them. With all talent from my friends in the forum, it is even more fun. I'm still learning every time I open my shop. Thinks to all.

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:19 pm

Your first mistake might have been having everything so visable (wives can see things that others can't see) so now you have to explain why you have MCS. (That's multiple cub syndrome.) 'Course you could always use Roger Welsch's tip which says that each one acquired after the first one is a "parts tractor", thus it doesn't really count as a tractor in the herd. (Just ignore my profile list.) :lol: :surrender:

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby les king » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:36 pm

I lived-in AL for a while, must have caught something, you do have some stuff.

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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby ctltmp » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:12 am

Yeah the parts tractor! Tried that. She said why do you need a second one? My reply was well by the time I just buy the missing lights, switch and wiring it's almost the same amount !

So if you buy 3, the other 3 are "parts tractor's". The math works out perfectly why you would buy 6! Number 7 is to actually do work with.
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Re: Ribed and flat hoods

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:51 pm

Our Pass Thyme wrote:Anything is possible...there is a guy here in maine selling a '47 cub with a fast hitch and a '55 or later grill and under slung exhaust. Upon closer inspection of his cub, he missed a number on his serial # plate. But no matter how many times you point it out to him, he still advertises his cub as a '47....word of caution he has been trying to sell this for several years at this price and there is a reason it is still his... http://unclehenrys.com/classified/46009 ... %234600956 . - Tom :hattip:

Two other items being '55 to the first half of '58 are the 9 bar grill and pancake headlights. Earlier lamps were bullet shaped and the grills were mesh. From the middle of '58 they went with a 4 bar grill. All that's assuming no one swapped out parts which is all too common. Some folks like the look of a 9 bar grill and put them on earlier tractors while others that originally came with the 9 bar have the mesh grill as it is a much cheaper option for replacement. The only way to be sure when you buy is to take a printout of the serial #s with you. TM tractor has all that info available on their site.
Mike.
PS- just for trivia sake, if you ever look for an early A the '47 and earlier models have the serial number tag under the seat on the left side mount but if the tag is missing that same number can be found stamped onto the block as well. Those tractors were still made in Chicago. That practice was discontinued with the Super A series.
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