Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Well I am still learning :D

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:11 pm

Boss Hog wrote:Well I am still learning :D


Me to Boss. I am pretty sure it had the original hood and original paint and decals on it when I bought it. But, I bought it in 1991 and the po's could have changed the hood out, but I don't think so.

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:09 pm

I know a fellow that just prefers the long stripe sticker....
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I will have to look to see if mine has the 'oil holes' in the hood....

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:17 pm

Completely original 77 longstripe. Generator oiling holes, but no hood ornament. SN 251102.

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Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:50 pm

they only made 518 at the most 75 cubs that were the new and improved International cubs so it is highly possible that some had the old hoods on them
Boss

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:59 pm

Boss Hog wrote: the new and improved International cubs


I think that square look that they liked so much in the later years led to their demise. :(

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:32 pm

indy61 wrote:
Boss Hog wrote: the new and improved International cubs


I think that square look that they liked so much in the later years led to their demise. :(

I think that soured milk and calf scours paint job that they liked so much in later years led to their demise :(

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:43 pm

Yea, that didn't help any. I remember the trucks and scouts and thought they were ugly, everything they made had that square grille.

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:13 pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :wink:

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:57 pm

Yep Boss! I don't like white trucks, but judging by how many are around, seems to make me a minority.

My first Cub was yeller and sour milk..... but it has started, nearly always the first time for 6 years, always done what I wanted to and I surely would not trade it for any red Cub... Except a long stripe one.

Don, just looked at the hood of my 77 and it does have oil holes. (wouldn't have bet on that one)
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Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:38 am

My early 76 cub sn 248854 has all the features of longstripe cubs. Factory alternator, solenoid with clutch safety switch under floorboard, key start, choke cable, rubber air intake tube. Factory red with hood ornament.

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Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:21 am

This is getting very interesting, We may be able to narrow down when the change occurred

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:28 am

I think the grille color may have been part of the change, from white to black.

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:59 am

And yours looks to have an original white grille.

I'll have to dig up some info on my (2) 1975 models and my (3) Longstripes, and see what I've got. I think the 1975 models are well before longstripe, but will analyize them too.

So far, what I am going to look for is....Hood Ornament, Oiling Holes, Black/White Grille. Is that right?? Anything else?

Re: '77 Longstripe Question

Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:22 pm

Wish I had looked closer at the 75 a lady was looking to sell. But the skeeters and poison ivy kept me from gawking too much. It did have a key start and relay under the platform, didn't notice the carb. No sticker on the hood and it was not a long stripe.

I think the key items are the alternator (with OEM connectors and no VR) and a Zenith carb with a rubber air tube and choke cable. Hood and grille are very easily swapped around.

It's actually a bit of a problem. Little of the long stripe 'stuff' is in the parts book.