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Dale Finch
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Presents for our toys! Keep 'em happy!

Postby Dale Finch » Fri May 10, 2019 3:58 pm

This is my newest acquisition, a '58 Cub, and I'm just getting around to working on him (Brent). (I was swapping a tire on him here.)
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I removed the fasthitch, the front Universal Mounting Frame, and the rear tool bars. I'm not sure I will keep him, but either way, I need to know his condition. So this past week I drained, flushed with kerosene, and refilled the transmission. Then drained the engine oil, removed the filter and drain tube (cap took the whole tube out!), cleaned the filter housing, flushed with kerosene, then put in new filter and added 3 qts oil.

Added gear oil to both finals (I think both were dry).

Finally, I decided to change the gear oil in the steering, but the fill plug has been so boogered up, that I'm not sure how I will remove it. PO apparently couldn't get it out, so drilled an off-centered hole in it!! I'll tackle that later, but meanwhile, I removed the drain and full plugs...and after poking a screwdriver in the drain hole, water came out...a fair amount, finally followed by a little gritty sludge. The way I figured it was the tractor stayed outside, and rainwater got in through the drilled fill plug. I sprayed carb cleaner in while using a screwdriver to lure more sludge out. Finally buttoned it up and pumped in 90wt gear oil through the hole with an oil squirt can. We'll see if it all leaks out the bottom!!

But my real purpose of the post was to show my gifts to the new guy: gaskets for the oil pans (finals and eng), valve cover, and PTO/Retainer. I often make my own, but decided to be lazy...and wanted to change the fluids again and do it right, this time...inspect everything and see what's inside! Oh, and new peddle springs. So that is what I'll be doing this weekend, since it looks like more rain here in NC!
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Re: Presents for our toys! Keep 'em happy!

Postby Steve Butram » Sat May 11, 2019 5:48 am

nice project for a rainy day

will this one get the Base Clear treatment
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Re: Presents for our toys! Keep 'em happy!

Postby ricky racer » Sat May 11, 2019 6:43 am

You spoil your toys!! :big smile:
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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub "Bernie" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Presents for our toys! Keep 'em happy!

Postby Dale Finch » Sat May 11, 2019 7:02 am

Since I lost the use of the super paint and body shop where I did earlier restorations (owner retired), I decided that even if I keep this, my sisters and I may just paint it by hand, and have fun with it!! For now, just doing some scraping and scrubbing! He is beginning to smile!
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Re: Presents for our toys! Keep 'em happy!

Postby Stanton » Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 am

Way to go, Dale. Sounds like the maintenance items you've done so far is a step in the right direction.

Thanks for sharing this. It encourages us all to keep up our Cubs.
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