1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

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1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby BSR » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:27 pm

I bought this 51 cub about 2 years ago, it has a under slug muffler with a hole for the top muffler, it has a fine mess grill, and there is no oiler holes in the hood. I know the under slug came out in 53,but clueless with the rest.
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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:42 pm

Wouldn't be the first pieced together cub, we've seen.
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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Glen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:48 pm

Hi,
Nice looking Cub in your pictures.

Someone might have filled in the 2 generator oiling holes before painting the hood. You could use a light and look up under the hood from the left side, and see what is there where the holes would be.
There could be something visible, to fill in the holes.

The grille if it is a fine mesh grille, might have been replaced, but the experts on grilles might write something about that.

The under axle exhaust system came out in late 1954. :)
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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby BSR » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:57 pm

Thanks for the fast response, I looked under hood and the holes weren't filled in with puddy or patched with metal.

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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:09 pm

BSR wrote:Thanks for the fast response, I looked under hood and the holes weren't filled in with puddy or patched with metal.
Might have been an expert body man who welded up the holes and then ground off the excess. Unusual but possible. The glass container on the breather cap is not std either (could have been an optional accessory). The earliest cubs had a grill screen that was a closer mesh than yours, I believe. Nice looking Cub.

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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Glen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:33 pm

Hi,
Can you see if the paint under the hood, above the engine, and where the 2 holes would be, is new like the outside of the hood, or looks old, like original. :)

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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:54 pm

The grille screen is simply welded to the front of the grille frame -- not like factory construction.

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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Glen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:30 am

Hi,
Below are pics of a Cub grille from TM Tractor, showing how the edge of the grille is put on over the screen. :)
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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:06 pm

Jim Becker wrote:The grille screen is simply welded to the front of the grille frame -- not like factory construction.


Good catch, and it looks quite well done too.

Seems like this Cub was worked on by a talented body man.

The underslung exhaust must have come after the body work was done, or else I suspect the muffler hole would have been filled and shaved too.

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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby BSR » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:17 pm

I just checked where the 2 holes where suppose to be there's no indication of any patched work at all! I sanded it down to Bair metal, mybe this hood got by with no punch holes.

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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:43 pm

Probably a replacement hood, from a 55.
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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Barnyard » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:16 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:Probably a replacement hood, from a 55.
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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby twotone » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:20 pm

My 1953 hood has no holes for oiling the generator. Never had them.
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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Glen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Hi,
The pre cleaner on the air cleaner top is interesting, I have seen at least one other one on here in people's pics. I don't find anything about it in IH brochures or manuals, or the parts manual.
Jim B., do you know if IH offered those. :)

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Re: 1951 cub (rare) or pieced together?

Postby Barnyard » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:04 pm

Glen wrote:Jim B., do you know if IH offered those. :)

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