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New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby rhythim » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:59 am

Hi Folks,

Just pulled my Dad's 1948 Cub out of the barn from 20 years' worth of storage. He restored it back in the mid '90s down to every last nut and bolt. Has a few things that aren't totally correct, but he also meant to use it like it was intended to be. I rebuilt the carb, filed the points, added fresh gas, primed the oil pump and it lit right off. Spent yesterday flushing out all the fluids, greasing everything and cleaning it up. I'm going to restore the deck and the sickle bar we have for it and play with it every now and then. It's the last thing my dad restored before he passed, so it's going to hang out with me for awhile.

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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby ricky racer » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:09 pm

Welcome! It looks like your dad did a first rate restoration on it. Sorry for your loss.
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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby Steve-N-Tn » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:20 pm

Welcome aboard!! You have a jewel there and even more importantly its your Dad's. Definitely a keeper. Know how you feel with the loss of your Dad--never easy!!

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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby Chipmaker » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:51 pm

Beautiful tractor! Sorry about your dad.
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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby Stanton » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:49 pm

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for posting pics of your Cub. Shined right up like a new penny. Condolences to you and your family on your father's passing.
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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby rhythim » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:43 pm

Steve-N-Tn wrote:Welcome aboard!! You have a jewel there and even more importantly its your Dad's. Definitely a keeper. Know how you feel with the loss of your Dad--never easy!!


Thanks! Nice seeing a fellow Middle Tennessean!

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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:14 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby BIGHOSS » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 am

Greeting from another Middle Tennessean. I am in the Lebanon area. We need to meet up sometime.
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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby Shorty » Fri May 19, 2017 8:10 pm

That is one sweet Cub. I know I lost my father and now own his 1948 Cub which is unrestored and I am just has proud of it as he was. I think he loved that little tractor , and I know I do. I am new to this cub site as a "registered user"---I have been reading stuff off here for awhile found via Google searches. ---Hope I can find my way around and ask a few questions without annoying any of the old pros.
Dad's Cub is my Cub and I love it like he did !!!! :)

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Re: New member with Dad's restored tractor

Postby Dale Finch » Sat May 27, 2017 6:23 am

You aren't that far away from the Barnyard Bash next weekend. Are you going? Well worth the 4hr drive! Check it out, and come meet a bunch of the forum members. Lot's of knowledge, hands on experience, good food, and many tall tales! :{_}:


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