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new old guy, maybe new project

Postby tom coffey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:07 am

New old guy here in NC. I've been into old cars, old trucks, old guns, old bicycles, old tools, and old garden tractors for decades. I have decided, although I am now partially disabled, I want to restore a Farmall Cub. I might have found the one for me. Here it is.

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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby tom coffey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:00 am

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Sorry, I forgot the pic first try. I'm almost to the point I can plan my own surprise party and hide my own Easter whatch-a-ma-call-its. :oops:
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby randallc » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:44 am

Welcome to the forum. Actually, and the best I remember, you're in good company around here. Enjoy your cub.
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby Shane Nelson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:38 am

Tom, welcome to the forum. I’ve been looking at that Cub as well. It seems like a good price until you start buying tires and fixing it. By the time you spend all that I think you’d be better off buying a running Cub with good rubber.

That tractor also doesn’t have any cultivators or equipment and that adds up too.
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby tom coffey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 am

Shane, so are you out of the picture on this particular Cub, if I am interested? I have not made the drive to see it yet and we are threatened with up to a foot of snow during the next 48 hours, so it might be mid to late week before I can check it out. I was actually hoping to find a '57 model Cub because I was born in '57. Yeah, I am an old geezer. I like the styling of the early Cubs though. What year is this one? What else can you tell me about it, if you are not interested in it? Seller says " Bad rear wheel." . How bad? Fixable? Thanks.
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby Shane Nelson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:49 am

Tom, I am out on this one. I can’t tell how bad the rear wheel is but I would guess it’s bad around the valve stem from having calcium filled tires and it leaked. Sometimes they can be fixed but sometimes it’s best to replace them. A rear wheel shouldn’t be hard to find.

If you want to restore it right and start adding cost you need a grille ($100) battery box ($75) tires ($400-$500) hasn’t been ran in 10 years, engine rebuild ($500-$1000) carb is missing ($50 for a reproduction) then figure in seals etc and your labor and paint and you’ve got a lot in it and still have a naked Cub with no cultivators or equipment.
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby T-Mo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:50 am

Tom, welcome to the forum.

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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:50 am

Welcome to the Forum, Tom. To determine the year, explore the "CUB INFO" tab at the top left of this page. You will either need the casting code numbers or the serial number from the tractor data plate located on the steering boss/front bolster on the right side of the tractor above the front axle. I agree with Shane, probably lots of work and expense depending on what you find when you start working. Impossible to know for sure until you get into it. On the plus side, there's lots of knowledge and help on this forum and cubfests. Parts are also readily available.

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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:52 am

Shane Nelson wrote:. . . By the time you spend all that I think you’d be better off buying a running Cub with good rubber.

To some extent, it comes down to why you are buying a Cub and what you want to do with it. If you want a Cub to use and see this as a way to get a usable tractor, you probably should keep looking. If you are looking for a fun project with little concern about cost to restore vs. value when complete, maybe it is OK.

There are a lot of Cubs in North Carolina. You don't have to jump on the first or second you find unless it is really what you want.

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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby Donegal Cub » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Welcome to the forum from Ireland Tom, great guys here and good advice. BTW, if you were born in ‘57 you are just a youngster on this forum :lol: ,
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby Eugene » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:31 pm

First off, welcome.

Search function, top of page. There are numerous post on what to look for before purchasing a Cub.

Use your local Craigslist for available Cubs and their asking price.
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby tom coffey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:30 pm

Yeah, the reason that I don't know the year is I haven't made the 2.5 hour drive to see it yet. And I would love to hear from anyone in Ireland interested in Farmalls. My 8th great grandfather came from county Cork to VA in 1740
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby Stanton » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:35 pm

Tom, welcome to the forum!

Now that you have more than 2 posts, you can access all the manuals on the server. They’re located under the "Quick Links" pull-down menu in the upper left of the screen. Go to "PDF Manuals", then scroll down and select whatever manual interests you. As a new owner of a Cub, we'd suggest downloading the Owner's Manual first and taking some time to read it. Many questions you may have will be answered there. Then, as far as working on a Cub, there are Service Manuals and other information that will be helpful.

We'd also encourage you to read:


As Eugene pointed out, use the "Search" box in the upper right of the screen. It will locate answers to many of your questions. If you have any specific Cub questions, start a new thread over in the Farmall Cub sub-forum (http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=1)

Here's a good thread in the How To Forum for new-to-you Cub owners: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

We started a section in the How To Forum under Paint to identify the paint schemes through the years. It may be helpful to you, located here:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=237&t=100716

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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby tom coffey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Of course I really don't know until I actually see the tractor, but here's my thoughts. See if I have stinking thinking. I figure that if I am going to restore a Cub, as opposed to buying one already restored, if I buy one that is good mechanically, (not stuck or frozen and burst) and has decent restorable sheetmetal, I will be ahead. Any restoration project will require new tires and paint, right? Good wheels are important and tires that hold air and can be used to move the tractor around would be a nice bonus. Attachments would be nice if included in the initial purchase, but if they are not rare they can be picked up as the project goes along. What parts are made from unobtainiam and would be a deal breaker for most of you looking at a potential project? This darn winter storm that is forecast to bring us a foot of snow in the next 24 hours is keeping me from going to check out the tractor. :help:
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Re: new old guy, maybe new project

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:03 pm

I would look for broken/welded castings, missing parts bolt holes that are stripped/broken out especially on the final drives, front bolster, stuck engine and/or transmission, freeze damage to the block and head. Sometimes a hairline crack from freezing can't really be seen unless you probe around with a good light. If you have never been around a Cub or SA a Cubfest or Minifest would really be worth your time and effort to attend.


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