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fordhead1983
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Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:09 am
Zip Code: 61061
Tractors Owned: 1957 Cub
Cub-22 Sickle Mower
Cub-172 Planter
Cub-101A Fertilizer Unit
Cub-144 Cultivator
1940 Farmall H
IH #9 8' disk with 2 section IH drag harrow
IH #8 Little Genius 2 bottom 16" plow
McCormick 1 row ground drive corn binder
IH #5 end gate seeder
JI Case VTA running gear
Flareline flare box wagon
John Deere CC-147 8' field cultivator
1952 John Deere 290 Planter w/fertilizer and insecticide
John Deere 214 two row rotary hoe
New Holland 110 10' fertilizer drop spreader
Rosenthal 2 roll wooden husker shredder
Location: Oregon, IL

1957 Cub Update

Postby fordhead1983 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:29 am

Ever since I bought my Cub back in '15 (viewtopic.php?f=14&t=90922&p=719732#p719732), it's been a long drawn out garage project much to my wife's dismay. Well I finally got it out of the garage. Only problem is it wasn't under it's own power. I gave up. I thought I had it rebuilt well enough to get one of the techs at work to finish up a few small things. I discovered that it's like that Billy Currington song says, "Don't have a knack for makin' motors crank, but I'm pretty good a drinking beer." Turns out we're gonna have to bore it out from .030 to .040. I know the bill on this one is gonna be big, but at this point I've lost all patience for it and letting one of our shop guys finish it for me. Fortunately planting season is coming up so I'll get some overtime, and we're running it under our lawn and garden shop rate, so that will be a bit cheaper. After this, I'm going back to fixing antique implements (plows, disks, planters, etc...).

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