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I've been lurking the forums for a week or more reading up on plenty of good information so I thought it was about time to join in and start asking my own questions. I've inherited a 1951 CUB that runs great I've just recently gotten around to getting it picked up and brought to my home where I plan on putting it to work on my 5 acres. The previous owner was quite fond of his CUB and wanted me to have it because he knew I'd appreciate it more than anyone else he knew to pass it on to. So now that is it here, I've found myself here on these forums.
Although it was a loved tractor it's quite dirty, rusty, somewhat neglected, and definitely had bits added to make it work. I've done some maintenance since I've got it: oil, filter, plugs, lube, etc. Even fixed a water leak.
I'm extremely surprised at how well it starts and runs for a tractor that is twice my age.
I'd like to have some advice on getting it cleaned up, best / easiest, what to watch out for, etc. It really has a good bit of grime all over.
Here's a link to a bunch of high-res photos of the cub: http://www.oppressivethumb.com/misc/CUB/
And here's a small photo of it:
oh that weird canister thing was put on there so he could easily add water to the leaking radiator while running I've already removed that and got a real radiator cap on the way.
-- Aaron Gant
Aaron, first, welcome to the forum. As you are aware, you will find a wealth of info for your Cub here.
Now, get in your car/truck and head north for the Deep South CubFest in Sneads Florida tomorrow and Saturday. You will get first hand info for many of your Cub questions.
Aaron...Welcome to the forum !!
I second Barnyard Bill in saying get to the Cubfest...You will love it.
Neat-looking front rims on your Cub...
"More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth." -- Napoleon Hill
Welcome Aaron! As Bill said, come on up and join us at Roy's this week-end!
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
My wife says I don't listen to her. - - - - - - - - Or something like that!
Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on receiving such a fine gift!
I have to ask, what is the horizontal, tubular device mounted on top of your Cub? I've never seen one before.
Here's a link to some info (if you haven't already found it): http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/index.html
But I'd echo the other's advice, if at all possible, get to the Deep South Cub Fest this weekend. You'll meet some great people and get some questions answered first-hand. Even if you can just be there for a part of a day, it would be worth it.
My 1945 Farmall H makeover
In small print under the photo is this:
G'day and congrats on the new to you Cub Interesting looking Cub.. and I see you are already fixin the bit's that need some looking at. Follow the links below -- there is a ton of great info available to our members here. Keep us posted on how you make out.
Welcome aboard !
You will find a wealth of information, and also have the opportunity to make new friends here.
I started out with nothing and now I only have half of that left !
Thanks everyone, been reading plenty on here, the search option isn't always leading me where I'd like to be but I keep trying. I'm not able to make it to the deep south cub fest, it would of been nice to be able to chat up some more knowledgeable people and to take a look at other cubs that are more like they should be. The one I've got has definitely been kept running with whatever someone had on hand and would fit the spot.
Those photos are of how It was when I picked it up, thought I might clean it up then have some before and after shots. Then I might get around to making things right with it, then have another set of photos.
I've never had anything with a crank handle to start it. Quite impressed when I cold started it with a single throw.
I know I'm at least the 4th owner of this particular cub, so there's no telling what all has happened/been done to it. The previous owner alone was definitely the kind of man that would 'rig' things to work in some strange manners.
-- Aaron Gant
Welcome to the forum Aron.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H
Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers
welcome to forum i'm up the road close to valdosta GA
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: Proverbs 12:11
Welcome to the forum. I am due west of Dirty Red. My Dad also has a 51 model cub and has had it for years. Yours looks a lot better than his though.
"I ain't believing this!"
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