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willys55
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1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:39 pm

I bought this cub early this year for what I think was a good price, $900. It ran and drove, but not well.......carburetor was giving me trouble and it had a terrible oil leak. However, I thought it would be a good project now that I am retired and running out of "Honey Do's" on the wife's list. I really don't want to restore it like showroom new and have no intention on taking it to shows......there is an annual Tractor Day Parade in town that I would like to participate in though. So here she is, in her work clothes.......I will repair what is broken or not working correctly and refresh with new paint. This is the day I brought it home, 1/14/2017
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My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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willys55
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Zip Code: 07827
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
1971 International Lo Boy
1970 Case 580CK
1940 Ford 9N
1964 International Cub Cadet 100
1984 Toro Groundsmaster
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:43 pm

I spent the first couple of months just buying and ordering parts for it, started working on her a couple weeks ago.

First I started stripping her down and split it for the rear main seal and clutch replacement.
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My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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willys55
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Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:14 am
Zip Code: 07827
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
1971 International Lo Boy
1970 Case 580CK
1940 Ford 9N
1964 International Cub Cadet 100
1984 Toro Groundsmaster
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:46 pm

bolted the halves back together and starting tearing down the front end.
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My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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willys55
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Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:14 am
Zip Code: 07827
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
1971 International Lo Boy
1970 Case 580CK
1940 Ford 9N
1964 International Cub Cadet 100
1984 Toro Groundsmaster
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:47 pm

washed down the block and hit it with primmer, now just waiting for it to dry
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My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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willys55
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Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:14 am
Zip Code: 07827
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
1971 International Lo Boy
1970 Case 580CK
1940 Ford 9N
1964 International Cub Cadet 100
1984 Toro Groundsmaster
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:49 pm

yesterday I put a coat of paint on the engine, and started degreasing the bolster and front axle assembly
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the lights in my garage make it look orange, but it is farmall red
My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby DRaymond » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:59 pm

Looking good. What did you use for primer and how did you apply it?
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Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby Willy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:07 pm

That's some pretty good work there.

I really don't want to restore it like showroom new and have no intention on taking it to shows......there is an annual Tractor Day Parade in town that I would like to participate in though


That's my idea on my Cub. It was given the show restoration about 15 years ago and did the show thing for a couple of years before it was parked. Now's it's gonna be like me. Retired, but still putting around. Pulling my utility trailer, and other non-garden stuff. I'm working on a 3 point hitch design for it so I could do some blading (snow) and a boom pole for some lifting things I don't want to have to. Then there's the annual Christmas and 4th of July parades in town. Figured I could hook on the trailer, throw a few straw bales on it, load it up with grandkids and head to town.

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Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby radioguy41 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:31 pm

Nice job and thanks for posting the photos. I like to collect images like that for future reference so if I need to dig into something I have a better idea of what to expect to see.
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Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby Lorisfarmer » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:21 pm

Funny how some of us get old tractors to restore when we retire, isn't it? Great fun - did my '51 when I retired in 2014 - it looks like you are doing it right! I can't wait to see more "as you go" pictures and then to see the final product. Great job!
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Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby Glen » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:02 pm

Hi,
Nice looking Cub in your pics.
I hope you put in good quality clutch parts, some of the guys on here have had trouble with foreign made clutch parts quitting in a short time, then they have to split the Cub and replace the parts again.
One man wrote that his new pressure plate had one finger bend down after a short time of use, I think he thought the metal used in it was too soft.
Some of the guys prefer the original IH pressure plates to the new ones. If the old one is still good, and worked normally, it isn't bad just because it is old. If it was the original, I would keep it in case it's needed.
TM Tractor parts at the bottom of the page has good quality parts, the guys on here have said. :)
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willys55
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Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:14 am
Zip Code: 07827
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
1971 International Lo Boy
1970 Case 580CK
1940 Ford 9N
1964 International Cub Cadet 100
1984 Toro Groundsmaster
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 pm

DRaymond wrote:Looking good. What did you use for primer and how did you apply it?
I used rustolium rusty metal primmer, thinned it down with mineral spirits, paint thinner and applied with my spray gun.........I washed the block first with ZEP purple industrial cleaner then rinsed with warm water, air dry for a day...then wiped it down with acetone and let dry...then shot with the primmer.
My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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willys55
Posts: 43
Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:14 am
Zip Code: 07827
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
1971 International Lo Boy
1970 Case 580CK
1940 Ford 9N
1964 International Cub Cadet 100
1984 Toro Groundsmaster
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:37 pm

Glen wrote:Hi,
Nice looking Cub in your pics.
I hope you put in good quality clutch parts, some of the guys on here have had trouble with foreign made clutch parts quitting in a short time, then they have to split the Cub and replace the parts again.
One man wrote that his new pressure plate had one finger bend down after a short time of use, I think he thought the metal used in it was too soft.
The pressure plate in your pic looked ok, some of the guys prefer the original IH pressure plates to the new ones. If the old one is still good, and worked normally, it isn't bad just because it is old. If it was the original, I would keep it in case it's needed.
TM Tractor parts at the bottom of the page has good quality parts, the guys on here have said. :)

I did save the old pressure plate.....one of the finger springs was broken with part of it embedded in the friction material....I have bought most of the parts and gasket from TM Tractor parts. The old plate can be repaired, that's why I saved it.
My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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willys55
Posts: 43
Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:14 am
Zip Code: 07827
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
1971 International Lo Boy
1970 Case 580CK
1940 Ford 9N
1964 International Cub Cadet 100
1984 Toro Groundsmaster
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby willys55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:37 pm

Thanks for all the nice words of encouragement.
My 1948 Cub Project


1964 Cub 100
1948 F Cub
1941 Ford 9N
1961 Ford 841
1971 Lo Boy 154
1971 Case 580CK

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Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby k hutchins » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:39 am

Looking very good.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Zip Code: 99223
Tractors Owned: 1948 FCub 13747 "Marie"
1948 FCub 16109 "Lizzie"
1948 FCub 44181 "Gussie"
Cub-54A Leveling & Grader Blade
Cub-22 Mower
Cub-193 Moldboard Plow
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 1948 Cub Retirement Project

Postby DRaymond » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:35 pm

Thank you for the primer application information.
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48 FCUB - Marie
48 FCUB - Lissie
48 FCUB - Gussie
Cub-193 Moldboard Plow
Cub-22 Mower
Cub-54 Leveling & Grader Blade


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