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New member Steve from France

Postby steveclark » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:16 pm

Hi all
I'm Steve, and I'm a Brit living in France. I fairly recently bought a Super Cub, registration 725569 which I think was made in 1962. It's my first Cub - and my first tractor! (It's not a must-have when you live in London like I used to). As you can imagine, I need all the help I can get. Any advice gratefully received.
Kind regards to one and all.
Steve

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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby ricky racer » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:24 pm

Welcome aboard Steve. This is the greatest Cub website on the planet!!! What can we help you with?
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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:37 pm

Steve, Welcome to the Forum. After your second post you can access what the forum has for the French Cub. In the upper left of the page, click on "quick links", then "PDF manuals", then on "French Cub". The manuals are in French and of poor quality but may be helpful. The main differences that I am aware of are electrical and carburetion. The forum has several members with French Cubs both in the US and Europe. You can also download manuals for the US Cub which will have similarities with yours.
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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby T-Mo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:09 pm

Steve, welcome to the forum.

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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:28 am

Welcome!
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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby Stanton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:55 am

Welcome to forum, Steve! Reply to this thread with any type of post and as Bob stated above, you'll be able to download much of the free PDF manuals for your tractor.

Again, welcome and hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year! :coffee:
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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:29 am

Steve Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby steveclark » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:26 pm

Hi there all

Many thanks for all your kind wishes. I suppose what I'd really like is some help starting my Cub. I left it standing for a couple of months, then found it wouldn't start. I've bought a new 6V battery (at an extortionate price here in France of about €110) and it turns over nicely, but that's as far as it gets. I intended to drain the petrol (it's 18 months old at least) and replace it, and check the plugs then try again, but I got scared by reading that first I must 'prime the oil pump'? Is that correct? Before I try and start it again? How do I do that? I should mention that it normally starts really easily, and runs very smoothly, although it needs a lot of choke to start and to run.

Sorry for a long post. You can tell I'm sure that this is all new to me. If anyone could give me some pointers I'd be most grateful.

And if any of you find yourselves at a loose end and anywhere near Poitiers, do pop in and say hello; you'd be most welcome!

Kind regards and a happy New Year to one and all

Steve

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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:55 pm

Hi Steve, prime the oil pump is not difficult. Remove the oil filter housing cover and locate the small hole at the top of the housing, on the engine side. Add engine oil into the hole with an oil can (or similar device) until the oil runs back out. It might take maybe 1/2 pint or less. Reinstall the cover and it should be OK. Search the Farmall Cub Forum or HOW TO Forum and you can find instructions and pictures. Check that the plugs are firing as the engine is turning with the ignition switch in the run position. If no fire at the plugs, trace it back until you find the cause. Since it's been standing for a few months the usual cause is worn or dirty ignition points. If not then check the coil to see if fire is getting to the distributor.

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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby steveclark » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:18 pm

That's brilliant. Thank you very much for such a prompt and succinct reply. I'll try this before the year is out (meaning tomorrow)!

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Re: New member Steve from France

Postby SONNY » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Welcome to overseas members!!! ---Neat to see some pix. and stories about life over there! thanks; sonny
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