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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Drfting1 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:45 am

Wow.... The sneak peak.... Looking great :tractor:
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Jim in SC » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:18 am

Indy4570 wrote:OK I will be the first one to admit that give me a rattlecan or a spraybomb and I am a fairly dangerous man :lol: so I am out wasting a spraybomb of red paint on the old cub and I feel positively stupid. I knew it was a waste of a good can of paint but I did it anyways...(wanted to see it with some red on it ) I see immediately that I will sand it down and do it some better in the future. one thing that showed up was some teethmarks on the tank. YES! I said TEETHMARKS! I know they had to be teethmarks because there is simply nothing with claws that strong! I did not get good pics of them and I am sorry for that. If I had to describe them you would think something raccoon sized had clawed the tank down to bare metal! I assume it was a horse using his teeth. anyways they are gone now and a coat of rusty metal primer is on most of the hood n tank. I am leaning towards a OD green with some army type lettering and some pinup decals on each side :P Yup I'm crazy but its my tractor and I'll paint if I want to, paint if I want to.... :tractor:

(NO, the world does not need another pink Farmall! ) :shock:

Ok , rattlecans can be put to good use sometimes.... 8)


I've looked at your pictures several times, especially the one of the stripped engine block, and I still don't recognize that engine. Your tractor is certainly a Farmall Cub, but the engine - well is doesn't look like any Cub I've ever seen. Isn't the exhaust manifold supposed to be on the left side of the block? And the touch control doesn't look like a Farmall piece either. Sure doesn't look like the set-up on my '51 Cub, at any rate.

Any input from anyone else on this, or have I missed something in the thread?
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby tmays » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:40 am

You’re looking at two different tractors. The gray(or primed) tractor is not a cub
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:22 am

the grey one is indeed NOT a Farmall. I placed it in the thread to illustrate that once in a while I can do things closer to proper expectations :P

the grey tractor can be seen in the barn in front of my cub a little farther along but it is still in progress. Its a 1949 Ferguson TE20
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:05 pm

did some mowing with El Cubby today...I think it looks nice, the limestone is my drive, the road is off to the left in the pic. it was about 3ft tall weeds n grass. The house n buildings are at the top. I was thinking....imagine....

what I could do with a mower that had THREE blades instead of only two....:weaping: Yup I mowed that with whats left of a C3 mower with only 2 blades left on it :P
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 pm

I think the ole cub is proud of the work it did today, and I do mean WORK. I had it chugging, stalled it a few times too :tractor:
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Did you have some Seafoam in the fuel when you were mowing?
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:22 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Did you have some Seafoam in the fuel when you were mowing?


no I did not. what will that do for it?
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Jim in SC » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:39 pm

tmays wrote:You’re looking at two different tractors. The gray(or primed) tractor is not a cub


Yep, I totally agree with that assessment. Trying to figure out why that picture is there then...?

Oh, I see. I think...
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Willy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:22 pm

Love those headlights. Now you've got me thinking about putting a set on mine.

2 out of 3 blades? You're way ahead of me on that. I don't even have a mowing deck (yet).
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Nah, it's not leaking oil. It's just marking it's territory.

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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:04 pm

I have been thinking I really should pull the belt off the spindle with no blade, wasted energy :P

a pic of the bugeyes just for you Willy :hattip:
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:21 pm

Indy4570 wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:Did you have some Seafoam in the fuel when you were mowing?


no I did not. what will that do for it?

Helps clean up the carb and valves.
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:28 pm

Don McCombs wrote:
Indy4570 wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:Did you have some Seafoam in the fuel when you were mowing?


no I did not. what will that do for it?

Helps clean up the carb and valves.


it runs like a top now but I looked up some old threads after your first mention of it and it certainly cant hurt. I will put some on my list and add it to the fuel. :hattip:
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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Willy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:30 am

I've never tried the Seafoam myself, but it might be worth a try.
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Nah, it's not leaking oil. It's just marking it's territory.

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Re: my 1950 cub

Postby Stanton » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:41 am

As per the directions, you can add Seafoam to either gas tank or oil pan, or both. I've heard of some people putting a couple tablespoons down each spark plug hole and hand turning the engine over several times. Helps to loosen up stuck rings and clean the carbon out. If you do add it, then work your Cub hard for an hour or so. The mowing job would have been a perfect time.

BTW: that last picture would be suitable for framing or a calendar or something. Looks great! Especially with the bigger headlights.
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