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Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby AaronGant » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:31 pm

Hello everyone!

I've been lurking the forums for a week or more reading up on plenty of good information so I thought it was about time to join in and start asking my own questions. I've inherited a 1951 CUB that runs great I've just recently gotten around to getting it picked up and brought to my home where I plan on putting it to work on my 5 acres. The previous owner was quite fond of his CUB and wanted me to have it because he knew I'd appreciate it more than anyone else he knew to pass it on to. So now that is it here, I've found myself here on these forums.

Although it was a loved tractor it's quite dirty, rusty, somewhat neglected, and definitely had bits added to make it work. I've done some maintenance since I've got it: oil, filter, plugs, lube, etc. Even fixed a water leak.

I'm extremely surprised at how well it starts and runs for a tractor that is twice my age.

I'd like to have some advice on getting it cleaned up, best / easiest, what to watch out for, etc. It really has a good bit of grime all over.

Here's a link to a bunch of high-res photos of the cub: http://www.oppressivethumb.com/misc/CUB/

And here's a small photo of it:
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oh that weird canister thing was put on there so he could easily add water to the leaking radiator while running I've already removed that and got a real radiator cap on the way.
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Barnyard » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:39 pm

Aaron, first, welcome to the forum. As you are aware, you will find a wealth of info for your Cub here.

Now, get in your car/truck and head north for the Deep South CubFest in Sneads Florida tomorrow and Saturday. You will get first hand info for many of your Cub questions.
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:25 pm

Aaron...Welcome to the forum !! :D
I second Barnyard Bill in saying get to the Cubfest...You will love it. :{_}:
Neat-looking front rims on your Cub...
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Bigdog » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:29 am

Welcome Aaron! As Bill said, come on up and join us at Roy's this week-end!
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Stanton » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:19 am

Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on receiving such a fine gift!

I have to ask, what is the horizontal, tubular device mounted on top of your Cub? I've never seen one before.

Here's a link to some info (if you haven't already found it): http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/index.html

But I'd echo the other's advice, if at all possible, get to the Deep South Cub Fest this weekend. You'll meet some great people and get some questions answered first-hand. Even if you can just be there for a part of a day, it would be worth it.
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Barnyard » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:44 am

Stanton wrote:I have to ask, what is the horizontal, tubular device mounted on top of your Cub? I've never seen one before.

In small print under the photo is this:
AaronGant wrote:oh that weird canister thing was put on there so he could easily add water to the leaking radiator while running I've already removed that and got a real radiator cap on the way.
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Rudi » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:43 pm

Aaron:

G'day and congrats on the new to you Cub :!: Interesting looking Cub.. and I see you are already fixin the bit's that need some looking at. Follow the links below -- there is a ton of great info available to our members here. Keep us posted on how you make out.

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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Bezirk » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:41 am

Welcome aboard !
You will find a wealth of information, and also have the opportunity to make new friends here.
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby AaronGant » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:56 pm

Thanks everyone, been reading plenty on here, the search option isn't always leading me where I'd like to be but I keep trying. I'm not able to make it to the deep south cub fest, it would of been nice to be able to chat up some more knowledgeable people and to take a look at other cubs that are more like they should be. The one I've got has definitely been kept running with whatever someone had on hand and would fit the spot.

Those photos are of how It was when I picked it up, thought I might clean it up then have some before and after shots. Then I might get around to making things right with it, then have another set of photos.

I've never had anything with a crank handle to start it. Quite impressed when I cold started it with a single throw.

I know I'm at least the 4th owner of this particular cub, so there's no telling what all has happened/been done to it. The previous owner alone was definitely the kind of man that would 'rig' things to work in some strange manners.
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:05 am

Welcome to the forum Aron.
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby dirtyred » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:02 pm

welcome to forum i'm up the road close to valdosta GA
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Re: Hello everyone! New Cub owner here.

Postby Tezell » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:07 pm

Welcome to the forum. I am due west of Dirty Red. My Dad also has a 51 model cub and has had it for years. Yours looks a lot better than his though.
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