Hello All!! I have been following this forum and learning a ton from it since I started working on Sophie (48 cub).
I must offer my sincere thanks to all of you on here. I am not sure where I would be on Sophie right now without you. You folks are Awesome! I really love these cubs too.
I use to watch the older gentleman next door to me use his old cub over the years. It just looked like so much fun. Now, I can't wait to help old Sophie back to the Fields once she is ready (after a good 10 years of napping).
I changed all the fluids (including draining that cappuccino looking stuff) , cleaned the air intake, changed the filter, cleaned the fuel bowl and put in a new cork gasket, added seafoam, changed the plugs, greased the fittings, rebuilt the carburetor, changed the manifold (had a leak), nice 1 1/4" black pipe stack cut to just clear the garage door), performed Mr. Willer's clever front end alignment method.
Now I am in the process of rebuilding the governor. Touch control may need rebuild since I keep loosing function; works for a little while after adding heavy duty tractor hydraulic fluid. I wonder if I should rebuild the pump or the touch control; pump kit is cheaper.
She also has the PTO stuck engaged, the lever must have a worn pin (I sure hope it wasn't welded engaged??)
Sorry for the long introduction. If you finish reading this post and leave with anything -know how thankful I am for all those who help out on here. I am willing to bet for every one or two that joins there are probably about10 or 20 that benefit from this site if not many more!
(ok, funny name but at least it ain't boring)
Last edited by Groove Critter
on Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.