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Hello, new to site!

Postby CTCortines » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:37 pm

I've recently picked up an international harvester cub from my wife's grandpa. I bought the tractor to keep in the family, pass down, an hopefully do a little gardening with! The model and series number :tractor: :tractor: tag is gone but the casting letter that I'm seeing is an X. I'm assuming it's the 74 and not the earlier farmall model bc it has the IH emblem an the flat hood. Is there anyway I can find out what model the tractor is? Thank you in advance to any information! :tractor:

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:02 pm

Look at the pictures on this page and see which is the closest match. The engine number (stamped in near the carburetor) will give us a little more information.

http://www.atis.net/CubFAQ/cub_faq.html#q13

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby CTCortines » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:11 pm

Okay directly below the carb there is a 10 3 X. Below that there is an L3 and below that is 251341 R8.

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby CTCortines » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:20 pm

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:28 am

Looks like it could be a '74. The numbers you quoted from the block are cast in. The engine number is stamped in. Look at this page on TM Tractor Parts to see what you need to look for.
http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_003.htm

10 3 X is a date code (October 3, 1974). 251341 R8 is the part number of the block. Are you sure the serial plate is gone, not just painted over? The rivets are still there.

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby CTCortines » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:30 am

Your right it is just painted over. I'm going to work on getting the paint off of it. I did find the other number that is stamped in the engine. 60CT2U305037X Was what I came up with, some of the numbers were worn but I'm pretty sure that's what I have.

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:36 am

Welcome to the forum.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:46 pm

Go gently taking the paint off the serial plate. It is aluminum so it will scratch easily. In the other hand, much of what is on the plate was silkscreened on so paint strippers will damage it as well. I've had luck using a solvent sparingly. Use a little solvent and a little rubbing and try to stop after the repaint is off but before the original silkscreening dissolves. You also want to try to avoid taking paint off the areas next to the plate, adding to the solvent challenge. Based on that engine number, your tractor probably was built after the first of the year, in 1975. That is reasonable for an engine block cast in October 1974.

I'm not sure about the "X" suffix on your engine number, don't recall seeing that (although IH added and changed them enough so I don't seriously question anything). If it is a "V", it means the engine was originally built with exhaust valve rotators.

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby Stanton » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:26 pm

Welcome to the forum! Congrats on getting the family Cub. :coffee:
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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby CTCortines » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:56 pm

Jim I will try that thank you for all the tips and info! An thank y'all for the warm welcome!

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Re: Hello, new to site!

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:17 am

From Raymond Durban's Cub Data Base, first CUB made in 1974 is SN 242746. 1975 is SN 245651.
Database Update 19 Jan 2015 located on the FARMALL CUB Forum, first post.


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