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'53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby xraycajun » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:05 pm

Hello again everyone! I have completed phase one of my '53 cub. I was able to get the tractor running and driving. I loaded the tractor on a trailer and brought it home to the garage where I can begin Phase 2. Over the next few months, I will repair the steering and brakes... hopefully sending lots of pics during the journey.
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I will start with removing the spindles.
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All the parts waiting a good cleaning.
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These look like the original style seals. Any advice on how to remove them? They are on quite tight.

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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby xraycajun » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:16 pm

Oops.. I duplicated one... here is the correct pic:
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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby Karl Bader » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:36 pm

Whats the story with that exhaust?

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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby Peter Person » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 pm

Page 108 & 109 of the GSS-1411 Service Manual 02-76

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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby xraycajun » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:26 pm

the stack kept hitting the low-hanging limbs. Plus, the downward exhaust absolutely ensures no rain in the engine.... I'll be returning that "feature" to stock (with a raincap, of course).

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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby xraycajun » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:34 pm

Thank you, Peter! I printed the manual... great resource!

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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby xraycajun » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:44 pm

I've made some progress on the cub this week. The entire front axle and steering box is removed. I am now in the process of cleaning and inspecting parts for wear. Do the gears look OK to you guys. I've never seen new ones so I can't tell. The worm gear needs some cleanup for sure.
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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby Glen » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi,
You can turn the larger gear 1/2 turn around on the splines, and then it will use the other 1/2 of the gear that is never used, if it is in the original position.
After cleaning the teeth, look closely for wear, someone could have turned it around before, if it was ever apart.
The pics are a little small to see the teeth up close.

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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby xraycajun » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:55 pm

I am continuing to break down the front end of the cub this week. I have the front bearings removed, and the spindles free. I am currently cleaning these parts for repair and primer. Are the cub's tie rods supposed to be unequal length? only noticed this today.
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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby Shane Nelson » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:14 pm

xraycajun wrote:I am continuing to break down the front end of the cub this week. I have the front bearings removed, and the spindles free. I am currently cleaning these parts for repair and primer. Are the cub's tie rods supposed to be unequal length? only noticed this today.

Pretty sure they are supposed to be the same length. Does one look like it has been welded back together near the end?
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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:53 pm

I think the later LoBoy tie rods that crossed over and under were longer. Maybe one was replaced at some point by the PO. My WAG.
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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby xraycajun » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:39 pm

I had my suspicions that one of the rods could have came from a loboy. My great grandfather worked for the hwy dept. and it is well known among the family that he used to pull parts of the DOT tractors to repair his own! And I run across an occasional fleck of yellow paint now and then,

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Re: '53 Cub Rescue (Phase 2)

Postby Eugene » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:00 pm

xraycajun wrote:My great grandfather worked for the hwy dept. and it is well known among the family that he used to pull parts of the DOT tractors to repair his own!
Well now. The 2nd previous owners of the acreage worked for the county. Currently have 6 or 7 grader blades stuck in cement for fence posts. Daughter of one of the previous owners said that the dad and uncle use to bring home equipment and dig a swimming hole in the creek adjacent to the property. Probably did more than dig the swimming hole with the equipment.

Not sure if the sheriff caught up with the previous owner of the acreage. Insurance company filed fraud charges against the previous owner for burning down his house.
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