Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

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Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby mahnemann » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:35 pm

As some of you know, I've been looking for a Cub to buy - somewhere around 1949. I've been corresponding with a woman in Texas who has a few to sell - she doesn't have a ton of information about them because her father passed away, and she's working on selling his business and the Cubs. She doesn't know what year it is, but says it was fully rebuilt last year. She says the clutch is good, transmission is relatively quiet, and no issues that she knows of.

Anything you all can pick up from this video? https://youtu.be/owzMYicv-4s

Thanks!

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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:52 pm

Some minor things, nonadjustable front axle, aftermarket headlights, tires appear to be good, hard to hear the engine with the wind noise.

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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby mahnemann » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:55 pm

Thanks Bob - I'm not familiar with the adjustable/non-adjustable from axle. Was that an option, or does it mean the axle was replaced?

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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:12 pm

Could ask her for the casting # on the block under the carb and find out the year and month. Either the sound is really poor or the hydraulic pump is super quiet or not working? Most of the ones with hydraulics I have hear run have the whine??? Nice tires seems to run well, if the price is right and tractor can get to your house easy enough, you should get it. :tractor: -Tom

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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:51 pm

The non-adjustable was OEM (I'm not sure if one was standard and the other optional). Unless you plan on planting and cultivating it is probably okay for mowing and snow plowing. If not, it wouldn't be hard to trade off for an adjustable one. Also, the mower is an IH/Danco C-2 which I think is a good one. Looks like it may have been repainted at some time as the decals are missing.

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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:03 pm

Looks to be a 12V battery, so it may have been converted. Also looks to have a Zenith carb.
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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby mahnemann » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:12 pm

Thanks all - I noticed that looked like it might be 12V. Amazing though how many details you all picked up from a short video! Especially the carb brand. I do remember the slight whine they make from the hydraulic pump, but the sound quality was pretty bad on that video.

I'm not sure this one is going to work out, but wanted to see it through because it looks pretty solid. Anyone happen to be near Crockett, TX to check it out in person?

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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby calcub » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:49 pm

you can see the bottom of the alternator if you stop the video at the 17/1.26 mark

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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby Cubfriend » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:49 am

Year would be somewhere between late 49-54 with the short eared dash. Good Luck, Frank
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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby les king » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:25 am

I'm only eight miles from there, I have seen all her tractors .you can contact me if you like
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Re: Thoughts on the Cub in this video?

Postby mahnemann » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:18 am

les king wrote:I'm only eight miles from there, I have seen all her tractors .you can contact me if you like
Les


Thanks Les! I sent you a PM. Would love to chat.


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