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New member in Pittsburgh, Pa

Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Hello all! Just took delivery of a 1950 Farmall Cub. Pretty much a complete restoration and 100% working. I've restored a few antique vehicles but never a tractor. Thought it better to stick with what I know how to restore. Looks like parts to restore these are about as expensive as car restoration parts. Got this one at a great price for less than I could have restored one for. One question I do have is why the battery boxes are so shallow? The posts just about touch the lid. I put a rubber pad on the underside of the lid to prevent shorting out the battery. Thanks!

Re: New member in Pittsburgh, Pa

Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:42 pm

Welcome to the world of Cubs. You found the right place for any of your Cub questions.

JanS wrote:One question I do have is why the battery boxes are so shallow? The posts just about touch the lid. I put a rubber pad on the underside of the lid to prevent shorting out the battery. Thanks!

The original battery fit perfect in the factory box. The problem is those batteries are hard to find these days. Some after market boxes are made a bit taller to accomodate today's batteries.

Re: New member in Pittsburgh, Pa

Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:07 pm

G'day and congrats on acquiring your 1st new to you Cub. Since it has been restored .. (to original??) maintenance will probably be your biggest concern. Suggest you read the - McCormick Farmall Cub Owner's Manual 1950. The links below will take you to a lot of other useful information.

Image to Farmallcub.com :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.


As Bill said, the original batteries fit the box nicely. Newer batteries are about 3/8" higher. I think Group 1 or 19L batteries will fit pretty well. I also use a mouse pad in my prototype battery box. My other boxes are made higher so I won't have to worry about shorting out.

Re: New member in Pittsburgh, Pa

Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:32 am

Welcome fellow Pennsylvanian!!
You have found the best place to be for all things Cub...Enjoy the forum. :D
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Re: New member in Pittsburgh, Pa

Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:32 pm

A group 19L battery will fit better than a group 1.

Re: New member in Pittsburgh, Pa

Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:33 pm

Welcome to the forum.

Pictures would be a plus. We really do like pictures here on the forum.

Re: New member in Pittsburgh, Pa

Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:16 am

Jan, Welcome to the forum. Like someone said we love pictures.
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