1959 Lo-Boy Raditor Question????????????????

Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:49 pm

I am not here very often so I probably have missed post about this in the past so please bare with me. :oops: :oops: :oops:

I have a 1959 Lo-Boy that pushes water out the overflow tube until it is down below the upper hose intake. Upon inspection I see that the overflow tube extends into the filler neck about 3/8". I am wondering if this is normal or has it been done during a repair. Because the tube extends into the filler neck it only allows just a cap with no guts. According to my books IHC was using pressurized systems by 1959 on their other tractors. Is this tractor suppose to have a pressurized raditor or a non-pressurized raditor? :?: :?: :?:

What type of a raditor cap is suppose to be on this tractor :?: :?: :?:

I am ready to paint this tractor in the spring and would like to get this right before then.


Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:24 pm


Cubs tend to seek their own level as far as cooling systems go. Mine stay at 1-2 inches below the filler neck. To determine if you have a real problem, does the level continue to fall or does it stop at that point? My 62 LoBoy has that intruding overflow, but not the 48 and 52 Cubs. I prefer to run without pressure in these old radiators.

Lurker Carl

Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:16 am

I don't know when pressure caps were installed at the factory. My '59 Lo-Boy has a flat non-pressure cap. Since it is the original style, I am guessing it has always been there.

Be aware that not all filler necks are the same. I don't think it is an aftermarket only problem, as there were several non-interchangeable pressure caps. If the pressure cap isn't matched to the length of the filler neck, it might not fit or may not hold pressure.

Sometimes a small coolant leak can be "cured" by changing to a non-pressure cap.