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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Don McCombs » Fri May 17, 2019 3:13 pm

Looks good! That’s quite a bird house you have in the background. Is it for purple martins?
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Waif » Fri May 17, 2019 3:22 pm

Very nice.
Congrats, your effort bears fruit!

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Glen » Fri May 17, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi,
The Cub looks good in your pic.

If the Cub has the IH carburetor, the low idle speed is set by the small adjustment screw, at the top area of the carb, on the engine side of the carb.
Below is a pic from TM Tractor of the screw, it should have a spring on it.
The rod ahead of the carb has to be pushing back, when the throttle is in the rear position, to close the throttle plate enough that the end of the screw touches the stop. :)
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby k hutchins » Sat May 18, 2019 6:07 am

Congratulations on a job very well done. I was pleased to see that you kept it 6v. I am a traditionalist. Keep up the fine work, and you'll have many memories built with your Cub.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Flemmingth » Sat May 18, 2019 1:13 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Looks good! That’s quite a bird house you have in the background. Is it for purple martins?

No - it's for starlings (sturnus vulgaris)
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They are extremely effective against harmful crawling in the garden. And they are spectacular to watch when flying in flocks of hundreds of thousands. Try to search murmuration.
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Flemmingth » Sat May 18, 2019 1:56 pm

Glen wrote:If the Cub has the IH carburetor, the low idle speed is set by the small adjustment screw, at the top area of the carb, on the engine side of the carb.
Below is a pic from TM Tractor of the screw, it should have a spring on it.
The rod ahead of the carb has to be pushing back, when the throttle is in the rear position, to close the throttle plate enough that the end of the screw touches the stop. :)

Hi Glen,
Thanks for your wise direrctions.
It is an IH carb.
I've just read what the Service Manual states about gov.-carb. link and low idle adjustments, and must admit that I was way too hasty on this issue. :oops:
When I installed the carb., I turned the low idle screw to the bottom, and one turn back (I think I've read about that - somewhere). And then forgot all about it :roll:
I've just started splitting the Cub again, but when it's ready to start again, I'll strictly follow the Service Manual on the gov.-carb. and low idle adjustment.
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Location: Denmark

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Don McCombs » Sat May 18, 2019 3:20 pm

I’m familiar with starlings. We have them here, also. But, they’re considered a major pest here.
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Flemmingth » Wed May 22, 2019 2:40 pm

With the front end and the engine done, it’s time to split the tractor again for renovating the remaining parts.
First I drained the gearbox/transmission. It contained oil :) Unclear yellow/brown with no free water. From that, and from what I heard during testrun, I will NOT split it, just change oil seals, gaskets and cleanout with diesel oil.
Then I removed the left final's oil pan. Remembering Dale’s warnings in another thread, I did manage to contain the mess.
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Removing the right finals oil pan made no mess, as there only were traces of oil in the bottom of the pan :shock:
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Then split the tractor.
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Real split.
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Well - my good friend
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tells me, it's time for a walk before bed time, so I have to postpone further update.
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