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SAAndrus
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Hello, new cub owner

Postby SAAndrus » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:43 pm

Hello everyone! I'm a retired Fire Captain, disabled, single father, from Eunice, La. Brought home 1955 Cub, from my parents. Oldest brother removed carburetor, hood, radiator approximately 30 years ago. Plan was he was going to convert 6volt to 12. After collecting parts spread around we get it home and start seeing what needs to be done to get it running. Got plugs removed only to find rust flakes in #4 cylinder. Once I removed the heading find it is not as bad as first thought. Tore engine down and brought to machine shop for minor but full rebuild. Plan is to get it back running and back to truck patching.
I will be needing floor pan, exhaust pipe(underslung) muffler, carburetor(no idea where it went), starter, alternator, new hoses, belts, seat post and draw bar.
Anyone willing to direct me as to what and how to convert to 12 volt neg. ground? I look forward to learning so much from you all. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby Bezirk » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:50 am

Welcome to the forum . Others will chime in to help with conversion I am sure . If you search this site I think you will find a how to also. Later this week there is a Cub Fest in Sneads Florida , if you could trailer your Cub there I expect the conversion could be accomplished. You need to communicate with Roy to get on the project list. Information can be found here on the site about the cubfest . It will be listed as DSCF , which means deep South Cub Fest .

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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:43 am

Welcome to the forum. Prime oil pump before trying to start engine. Check out all the free manuals and How To forums. FIND THAT OLD CARB they are expensive.
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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby Chipmaker » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:51 am

Here's a link to the alternator I used not long ago when I converted one of ours to 12V.
https://www.dbelectrical.com/products/c ... 12180.html
If it has a distributor you need to put a 12V to 6V resistor on it for the power feeding it. Got one at Tractor Supply.
http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produc ... -resistors
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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby Clownfish » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:08 am

Welcome to the forum. I second the recommendation to attend the DSCF (Deep South Cub Fest). A CubFest isn't a normal tractor show The tractors are actually worked on and I see that at least one 12 volt conversion is on the projects list. The LA CubFest is 3-4 Mar in Bogalusa which is closer to you. Even if you can't bring your tractor attendance at a CubFest would be well worth your time.

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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby SAAndrus » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:04 am

Mike in Louisiana wrote:Welcome to the forum. Prime oil pump before trying to start engine. Check out all the free manuals and How To forums. FIND THAT OLD CARB they are expensive.


Thank you everyone for the welcome replies! Mr. Mike, I'm sure If I do a search I'll see how.to prime the oil pump? As I said in my introduction, my brother took this thing apart 30 years ago. I have been able to find everything but one belt, sediment Bowl, carburetor and the straps that hold the radiator. I haven't stopped looking for the carb, the rest is easy and cheap enough to replace.
The Florida Cub Fest is further than I can drive, due to disability, but I am planning to attend the one here in Louisiana.
Thank you all for your replies and I hope to talk to you all more and maybe meet some of you over time. Thanks and God Bless!
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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:21 am

I am planning on being at DSCF and louisiana cub fest. See you there
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby Stanton » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Thought I posted this yesterday, but maybe not.

Welcome to the forum!

Here's a link to a thread on priming the oil pump (with picture): http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94417&p=744628&hilit=prime+pump#p744628
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Re: Hello, new cub owner

Postby SAAndrus » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:24 pm

Stanton wrote:Thought I posted this yesterday, but maybe not.

Welcome to the forum!

Here's a link to a thread on priming the oil pump (with picture): http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94417&p=744628&hilit=prime+pump#p744628


Thank you sir for the welcome and the link. I had done a search and seen what you all are talking about. I appreciate your help.
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