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Cub Tip of the Week!

Postby Rudi » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:56 pm

Welcome to the "Cub Tip of the Week." The place to view great tips each week from our FarmallCub.com Forums.

Rick Neuman (Redman) and I were chatting, and he said that a great thing to have on the Main Cub Forum (yup :!: this one :wink: ), would be someplace to put an outstanding Tip that can be a quick reference or even just a friendly reminder of a wonderful trick that can be used to help maintain our Cubs. Then I read the Fuel Line Question thread, and poof up popped what I felt was one of the best tips I have seen in a long time.

So, that is what prompted this. The many threads that are posted/replied to throughout this forum are filled with lots of great tips/tricks, but they tend to get lost amongst all of the archived threads. So... Each week a new tip will be posted right here at your fingertips. The tip will be one that is posted by a Forum member and gleaned from these threads. These tips are those that stands out as something that may be of special interest and applicable to all that work on and maintain a Cub. These are meant to be a light bulb idea that may catch your interest, help you along the way, or just be plain entertaining.
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Postby Rudi » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:14 pm

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    Tom Bolton Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:23 pm Post Subject: Fuel Line Question




    How to Prevent Cross-Threading


    A trick ya'll probably know to help prevent cross threading, as can easily happen when connecting the fuel line to the sediment bowl. While pushing the fitting against the bowl turn it counter clockwise (the wrong way) until you feel the threads click. At that point the threads are meshed to engage correctly, and you start turning clockwise (the right way). Just a trick my dad taught me years ago, for what it's worth. Likewise, always start tricky threading situations by hand, until you get a few turns, then use a tool as needed. Not likely to cross thread anything by hand. Sorry if I'm restating the obvious.
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Postby Rudi » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:25 pm

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    Charles (49) Mo Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:13 pm Post Subject: TC Leak


    How To Determine the Source of an Oil or Fluid Leak

    Look also at the boot area around the control valve, located just to the right of the piston. If you can get the area de-oiled, a light puff of baby powder will reveal the oil trail.

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Postby Rudi » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:06 pm

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    Donny M Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:12 pm Post Subject: SCARED! To take Governor Off


    How To Remove The Governor Without Losing The Timing !

    If you have not removed the governor just yet, remove the drive seal first. Then with number 1 cylinder at TDC you can use nail polish to mark the timing gears. There are punch marks on the gears but hard to see (tired eyes :lol: ). On reassembly install the governor per the marks and put the new seal in after the governor is installed. 8)

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Postby Rudi » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:12 pm

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Redman Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:54 pm Post subject: How To Mount A Pony Tank


How Not To Scuff Paint

When attaching a clamp to metal with paint you don’t want to scuff, place two pieces of wood with carpet attached to the wood on either side of painted metal between metal and clamp. This will help to prevent scuffing and chipping of paint.
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Postby Rudi » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:07 pm

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cubguy47 Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:08 pm Post Subject: Spark Plug Diagnosis




How to Read Smoke


Blue smoke = oil burning
Black smoke = fuel related
White smoke w/ sweet smell = antifreeze in the oil
white smoke = condensation build-up on tractors that have sat for a while



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Postby Rudi » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:15 pm

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Big Dog Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:36 pmPost Subject: Positive ground




How to Determine Positive or Negative Ground


I think it's important that people understand that neither the pos or neg lead of a battery charger is "ground" It only becomes "grounded" when attached to the battery terminal that is attached to vehicle ground.


Note: Battery chargers are always connected positive to positive and negative to negative.
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Postby Rudi » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:11 pm

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billieandmillie Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:20 pm Post subject: Remove That Oil Spot From Your Concrete Floor


How To Remove That Oil Spot From Your Concrete Floor

Find yourself a small concrete brick along with a bag of speedy dry or Kitty litter, and sprinkle a handfull onto the spot. Next, you'll take your brick and grind the speedy dry into the spot and continue this until the spot is gone. It usually only takes less than a minute. Next, sweep up the dust and either throw it out or you can re-use it till it's completely gone.
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Postby Rudi » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:18 pm

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Ralph Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:09 pm Post subject: Question About Restoring Implements


How To Clean Up Nuts and Bolts With A Rock Tumbler

They work very well. A little advice and a few words of caution
DO Not buy the double drum as it has the same little motor on the single and the double and it is undersize for the double drum unit. 3 LB. ROTARY ROCK TUMBLER.

You will also need to first thing take the top off to access the belt take it off and get a large O ring the correct size as the belt. Once you have the O ring put the original belt back on it. The O ring you got for a spare will be appreciated at that unusual hour that you need it as you Will SURELY need it. The factory belt is good for about 24 hours of tumble and it will break . The O ring however will last for a long time.

Do Not Overload it !!!!!!!!! It says 3 pounds but that is the sand water and cleaner and bolts. I put what would amount to a set of front and rear lugs(20) and a set of square wheel bolta and nuts in a load. Put some degreaser, powder tide, mean green or your favorite cleaner. Put some sand and water and let it tumble for about 12 hours. I have cleaned 100 plus pounds of bolts and hardware and it does a good job.
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Postby Rudi » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:43 pm

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JonBron Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:15 pm Post Subject: What to use on Sediment bowl threads that go into gas tank?


What Type of Teflon Tape To Use

:idea: I personally used teflon thread tape sealant. If you go that route make sure it is the YELLOW and NOT WHITE tape as the "YELLOW" is the color code for gas & solvents. :idea:


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Yellow Gas Ptfe Tape
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Postby Rudi » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:54 pm

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BigDog Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:37 pm Post Subject: Control Valve Leak


How To Safely Get That O-Ring On The Control Valve Shaft :!:

I know that this has probably been mentioned before, but BD popped it in a thread topic that has been popping up as of late, so here it is.

Just a little trick - If you have some disposable rubber gloves in the shop for those messy jobs, cut the fingertip off of one and stretch it over the end of those shafts with sharp edges. A little dab of Hy-tran and the O-ring slides right over the glove tip.
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Postby Rudi » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:45 pm

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Clark Thompson Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:14 pm Post Subject: tractor serial # vs. engine serial #


How To Quickly Determine Which Generator Belt Fits Your Cub :!:


There is a easy way to tell what generator belt your tractor will need. If it has the small generator drive pulley on the fan hub then it will take a 21 inch belt. If it has the large drive pulley then it will need the 22inch belt. The small generator drive pulley is close to the same diameter as the fan drive pulley. the larger generator drive pulley is larget then the fan drive pulley.
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Postby Rudi » Tue May 15, 2007 1:35 pm

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Jim Becker Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:54 am Post Subject: What Is & How Do You set proper fan belt tension?


How To Properly Adjust The Fan Assembly On Your Cub :!:


You should not turn the nut. Turn the shaft to tighten it. Turning the nut is a good way to break the front cover. Details in the Owner's Manual.

By trying to loosen or tighten the Fan Assembly by turning the nut, is how many of us have been forced to purchase a replacement front engine cover. Turning the nut in the "ears" will crack the cast cover... the shaft is what is to be turned and not the nut.

Lease consult Page 27 in the 1950 Cub Owner's Manual.
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Postby Rudi » Tue May 29, 2007 5:55 pm

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Jim Becker Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:05 am Post Subject: Decals for cub


Really.. What are the Best Decals to Buy for my Cub :?: :?:
There is a fundamental problem with what is "best" because that is a subjective term. It includes at least 3 distinct aspects that may be considered separately or in combination:
  1. Cheapest. You can shop around for that. Likely sources include places like TSC, many eBay or internet sellers, Iron Horse etc.
  2. Pretty ones for over-restored trailer queens, accuracy not important. Vinyl cut ones from Maple-Hunter fit the bill.
  3. Accurate wording and appearance. Go to Ken Updike at Carter & Grunewald.
Your money, your choice.
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Postby Rudi » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:43 am

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Bob in CTPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:50 am Post Subject: TSP--Flash Rust


What Can I Do To Prevent Flash Rusting After Using the Electrolysis Tank?

There have been many questions as of late on the problem of Flash Rust. Many of us who use TSP at maximum saturation in our tanks -- 2 kg or a 4.5 lb box (for you non-metric types :roll: :lol: ) in a 55 US Gallon or 45 Imperial Gallon tank do not experience this problem even using TSP Free. Unfortunately, some do and those using Washing Soda definitely do.

It seems that possibly "high ambient humdity levels" may be the culprit, but the jury is still out on that theory.

Here we get 2 great tips for the price of 1 :idea: :!: Thanks Bob..

I used to work in a metallurgical lab and had to prepare specimens for analysis on a microscope. If they were steel, they had to be cleaned and dried immediately. I used a wash bottle with alcohol and then a commercial grade "hair dryer" to evaporate the alcohol and dry the part. It was easy to do with small parts. For big stuff you could use a garden sprayer to get the alcohol on fast.

You could protect these parts by sealing them in a plastic bag with a sack of silica gel (the "do not eat" stuff) to keep them high and dry until you are ready to paint. You can buy big bags of the stuff and when they are saturated you can bake them in the oven so they can be reused over and over.

Tip #1:

Wash the part immediately with alcohol (rubbing or Isopropy) and then dry with a commercial grade hair dryer. (a good 1500 watt one would be the equivalent)

Tip #2:

Bake saturated silica gel packs (dessicant) in the oven to restore the gel's moisture absorption properties :idea:
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