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I’m back and I went Big!

Postby gitractorman » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:32 am

Hey guys,
Been off the forum for a while. Had to sell all my cubs a few years ago when we decided to move. I just acquired a 1946 M and will be playing with it for a while. Found it in a fence row and some gas and she fired right up. Has lots of little issues and a really old repaint with Super M decals, but she runs pretty good. So, I’ll be hanging around the M forum for a while. First thing is to get some rubber under her so I can move it around without having to pump up tires every time.

I’m currently without a computer (between jobs) so will post some photos when I can.

Thanks,
Bill
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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:44 am

Welcome back. :coffee:
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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:51 pm

congrats on the M!!
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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:34 pm

Glad to see you back, Bill.
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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby gitractorman » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:00 am

I'm finally settled back in my new/old job, and thought I'd upload some photos. The first one is at the farm where we picked it up, it's running in the photo!

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This next one is at home with my youngest son driving:
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And here she is temporarily parked in the lean-to. That was a few weeks ago, it's now in the barn and in partial disassembly.

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I've decided to take this one slow, start in the front and tear apart, fix/replace, re-paint, etc., and move towards the rear. Boy, this is a LOT bigger than a Cub!!!

Thanks again for all the comments.
Bill
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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby oldfarmkid » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:19 pm

Have fun, and enjoy. I think you have my hood. Bought a Super- M this past spring and it was badged as an M, ha. Found about a half dozen small problems that were corrected and that old girl runs pretty sweet now. Thanks for sharing good news with pic's.

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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby Stanton » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:49 pm

http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=77172

Check the link above for help attaching pics.
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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby gitractorman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:19 am

Stanton,
Thanks for the link. It's been a while since I posted and you used to have to load to photohost then do the links, so now it's obviously a lot easier to just add attachments.

So, decided to take this one from front to rear, basically taking off, replacing/rebuilding, cleaning and painting as I move to the rear. Took the front wheels apart and ground those down and have them primered and will paint them later today or tomorrow. Need to replace the bushing in the bolster so I'll tear into that this weekend.

Since I know the electrical things could take a long time, I started with taking the 6V generator to my buddy Dennis up at Ray's Auto Electric in Niagara Falls. Great guy!!! His dad started this shop in the 1940s, in a 2-car garage attached to his house, and Dennis has kept it going, so I love supporting him and taking anything to him that I can. He's rebuilt a ton of Cub Cadet starter/generators for me, and a few Cub starters or generators over the years, but I've also taken boat starters, alternators, electric lift motors, and basically anything like that that I ever need work on.

I dropped the generator off on Monday and asked him to first just check it out to make sure it's worth rebuilding, then let me know. This was going to be the deciding factor if I was going to switch to 12V or not. Well, Dennis called me yesterday and said "Bill, you're all set". So I asked if the generator was ok to rebuild or was it junk. He says, yea, it's all rebuilt and done and I just painted the case, you can come pick it up anytime! What a surprise, 1-day turnaround!!! So, this morning I pulled the magneto and starter and will drop them off at lunchtime when I pickup the generator. Guess she's going to stay 6V, which is nice because I really didn't need any more to do! Now I guess I better get moving on the rest of the tractor...

Thanks again,
Bill
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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:45 am

You probably already know, but since you are rebuilding electrics, it's important that the battery cables are a large gauge...many folks use welding cables since they are quite flexible. Also, avoid the clamp on connectors.

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Simplicity 4416 Sovereign
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Simplicity Legacy 4x4 Diesel
Mitsubishi MT180D 4x4 Diesel
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Location: Grand Island, NY

Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby gitractorman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:15 am

Dale,
Yea, I was just looking closer at the wiring on this thing and WOW it's simple!!! I'm planning to replace everything including the battery cables. There's just a single wire from the generator to the ammeter, then just a little wiring from the ammeter, on/off switch, light switch, etc. I'm going to rip it all out and start over since it is so simple, and battery cables are on the list.

Thanks,
Bill
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1964 IH Lo Boy
1949 Farmall Cub
Several IH 154 Lo Boys
1979 IH 184 Lo Boy
Simplicity 4416 Sovereign
Simplicity Conquest
Simplicity Legacy 4x4 Diesel
Mitsubishi MT180D 4x4 Diesel
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Grand Island, NY

Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby gitractorman » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:16 am

Got a lot done over the weekend. Tore into the front end, cleaned and painted things and have a bunch of parts in order now. There was a little slop in the front end so I ordered the lower bolster bushing. Other than the 70 years of grease and crud everything looked pretty good.

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1964 IH Lo Boy
1949 Farmall Cub
Several IH 154 Lo Boys
1979 IH 184 Lo Boy
Simplicity 4416 Sovereign
Simplicity Conquest
Simplicity Legacy 4x4 Diesel
Mitsubishi MT180D 4x4 Diesel
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Location: Grand Island, NY

Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby gitractorman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:39 am

So, I've been getting a little time in the shop, about 6 hours last Saturday, and 12-hours this Saturday, and I've made a little progress! A couple of weeks back I realized I needed to build an enclosure around the tractor so I could attempt to keep the rest of the barn dust free. So, now it's "bubble boy", although the boys think it looks like I've setup a meth lab when the garage door is open.

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gitractorman
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Tractors Owned: Lots of Cub Cadets!
1951 Farmall Cub
1977 IH Cub
1966 IH Cub
1965 IH Lo Boy
1964 IH Lo Boy
1949 Farmall Cub
Several IH 154 Lo Boys
1979 IH 184 Lo Boy
Simplicity 4416 Sovereign
Simplicity Conquest
Simplicity Legacy 4x4 Diesel
Mitsubishi MT180D 4x4 Diesel
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Grand Island, NY

Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby gitractorman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:53 am

This was a big step in progress. Cleaned/primed/painted engine block, reinstalled valve cover, painted cast portion of mag and clear coated the aluminum, rebuilt and repainted the carb, reinstalled the tricycle assembly with new bushings and oil seals and new front tires, reinstalled oil pan, installed mag. Yea, 12-hours in the shop gets A LOT done!!!

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Re: I’m back and I went Big!

Postby mozer71 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:07 pm

Wow this looks Nice. Bespeaks of tons of work.


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