New Canadian Member, Restoring our childhood Cub and a 100

Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:33 pm

My brother Harry and I (Rob) I had a Farmall Cub when we were young chjildren. We lived on a small tree nursery in the country om about 5 acres. Having lived relatively poor, the Cub was a great "toy" for us. We would work the feilds and sometimes just drive around, being one of few children able to drive something soooo big. :D

We decide we would like my kids and god-chlidren to be able to drive it again.

My brother did a semi restoration a number about 5 years ago but only ran it for a short time. He followed up by buying a Farmall 100 (I think that is what it is)

Fast forward to last week. My brother and I pull the tractor out of the feild and the 100 from a shed.
Today, we put a battery in and I cleaned, dissassembled and reassembled the carb and cleaned the glass fuel filter. Surprisingly, it came apart pretty and together easy.

Here is a picture of my brother and son Matthew (Almost 3 years old) He was a big helper!

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With very little effort, it started almost right away!!:shock: :shock: :shock:

We took it for its maiden voyage after many years :P
I will try to add a picture
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Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:39 pm

Welcome to the board.

Congratulations on getting the family owned Cub running.

Eugene

Maiden Voyage

Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:59 pm

A first drive. I still can't believe that it could sit for years and still start so easily!
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Thats my brother driving, my son Matthew and me on the back

Rob

Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:00 pm

And here is the 100. (?)
We will need a decent grill for it, It need some more work than the cub.

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Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:05 pm

I was a remarkable memory with the sound of her driving again. Brings back some memories.
It is smaller and easier to steer than I remember :lol:

The steering wheel is rough and your hand get pretty black when driving her.

The throttle it stuck and I could not adjust it.. I will have to get fix it latter but I am away for a week to BC on business.



We are planning a nice restoration to look and drive well again. No engine rebuilt planned, mostly cosmetics as it runs so well. The cub looks like it be an easy and fun family project. :)

Rob

Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:21 pm

Eugene wrote:Welcome to the board.

Congratulations on getting the family owned Cub running.

Eugene

Thank you

Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:32 pm

Rob:

First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

Welcome to another new member from my home province :!: Out of curiosity what part of Ontariario are you and your family from? We have a number of members in that pretty province from up near the Tri-Town to Southern Ontario.

Nice to see the Cub and your 100(?) become a family project. That is the best part. That looks like a Super A to me.. mostly by the front wheels, but the 100 and the A/Super A share the same genus, so 6 of one half dozen of the other I guess.

Do have fun with this project. Keeping it together and making it a 2nd and 3rd generation project on the Cub makes it extra special :!:

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1 and ATIS FAQ's 2, The Best of H.L. Chauvin who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub.

Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers and New Parts Suppliers pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These pages are intended to complement our Official FarmallCub.com Website Sponsors:

I would also recommend that you visit Binder Books and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual, the GSS-1411 Service Manual and the TC-37F Parts Manual. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server, it is better is you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.

IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's :?: . While you are at it Original Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet is Ken's latest addition to the series. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide, these are three must have's in anyone's collection.

In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques, Implement and Part Sketches and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.

Oh, and while the program still lasts.. you might want to check the Announcement: Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer - On-Line Form thread at the top of the Cub Forum and send away for the new style safety cap before that program runs out as well.

I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:57 am

Rudi wrote:Rob:

Welcome to another new member from my home province :!: Out of curiosity what part of Ontariario are you and your family from? We have a number of members in that pretty province from up near the Tri-Town to Southern Ontario.

Nice to see the Cub and your 100(?) become a family project. That is the best part.


I am from a small town called Bowmanville. It is abou 30-45 east of Toronto. There was a county fair this summer in an even smaller town called Orono. Both my boys had such a great time looking at all the cool tractors. This got my oldest son interetsed in rebuilding the tractor.

That looks like a Super A to me.. mostly by the front wheels, but the 100 and the A/Super A share the same genus, so 6 of one half dozen of the other I guess.

I am unsure if it is an A or 100. I am sure the members in this forum can help.

Thanks Rob

Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:00 am

Welcome to the board, and congratualtions on getting the cub going, and soon the 100 also. Check the throttle shaft of the 100 where it connects to the governor, a little penetrating oil should do the trick. As to the grill, they will be pretty hard to find. It looks in the picture like a little work in the shop, or a trip to the locla body shop should take care of it.

Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:44 am

Welcome aboard, and John's right that grille if found will be expensive, best to have a body man look at it or see if you can straighten out yourself.

John

Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:37 am

Welcome!
There is a business in Bowmanville that I have bought a ton of stuff from for my work over the years. Kanalco, LTD. Fantastic people.
Enjoy the tractors with your children and your brother.
Peter

Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:47 pm

The white paint on your bigger tractor suggests it is a 130 rather than a 100. Of course, it could be a 100 painted to look like a 130. The serial number plate should be riveted to the bell housing on the left side. It will have the model number if it is still legible. If not, the serial number (stamped into the plate) and some date codes from the castings will determine what model it is.

Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:56 pm

Used to live there when i was a kid .Do they still have the zoo there ?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:16 pm

Yes, we still have the zoo, It reakky hasn't changed too much either

http://www.bowmanvillezoo.com/

Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:36 am

KUDA...WELCOME to you & your Brother :!: :wink: I think you'll find that your 130 will probably start up as easy as your Cub did. Just put in a FRESH set of plugs...Check your Timing...Clean your Points...FRESH Gas and she'll probably fire right up :!: :wink: