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trying to save face with father in law

Postby rls88yj » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:50 pm

Hi well new here!And new to cubs. Just picked up a 1980 Cub lo boy 184 from my father in law. it's been setting for years. Cleaned the carb, put new plugs and wires,cap rotor,points in it and got it to start. But it will only run for about 10 min then it just quits like the key has been turn off,doesn't spudder or cough just stops. Any ideas? Had to put a new needle and seat in it.May be i don't have the float set right? Coil is'nt hot. Any help Please :tractor:

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Re: trying to save face with father in law

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:17 pm

Welcome to the FORUM. It's a 184, probably a Zenith carb. Here's a post on the FARMALL CUB FORUM where someone is having similar problems. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94647 The troubleshooting information is basically the same. Clean, vented fuel tank, unrestricted flow from the tank and out through the carb drain into a container. If this all checks ok, then look for obstruction in the jet.

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Re: trying to save face with father in law

Postby Bezirk » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:16 pm

I would also check for spark as soon as it shuts down that wil help eliminate a coil problem .

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Re: trying to save face with father in law

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:16 am

Definitely not enough information to diagnose. You will need to determine if the issue is fuel or spark.
I would probably lean toward an electrical issue. Maybe a poor connection between the key and the distributor???? Also make sure that the pass through block that takes the 12v power connection from outside to inside the distributor doesn't get shorted out. The insulator is very thin and can easily wear and provide a short to the side of the distributor.
Also, don't forget to check the key switch. I would probably start with a voltmeter connected to the side of the distributor. Look to see if your 12v goes away when it dies.
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Re: trying to save face with father in law

Postby rls88yj » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:20 pm

Ok thanks guys this gives me a starting point. Had to work today I'll dive into it tonight.

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Re: trying to save face with father in law

Postby rls88yj » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:59 pm

Ok here's where I'm at now. Cleaned the carb again, didn't find anything ( all jets clean) checked the points just to make sure! Right on the money .020 checked all dist wires and plug wires! Good. Drained the tank, cleaned the screen in the carb and in the bulb. But the inline filter looks to be restricted so I pulled that and replaced it with gas line, didn't have any new gas in the shop and I'm running out too so I called it a night! Start over in the morning!!!

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Re: trying to save face with father in law

Postby rls88yj » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:46 am

Well got it going! Turned out to be the brand new inline fuel filter. Filter would flow enough to fill the fuel bowl but wouldn't keep up with the running engine. Pulled the inline filter and put a straight gas line in to the carb runs great now! Thanks for the help!!

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Re: trying to save face with father in law

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:38 pm

Typical in line filter performance unless it's one specifically designed for a gravity fed fuel system.


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