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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Glen » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:37 pm

Hi,
The new wires look good.

There is supposed to be a clip to hold the throttle rod, it goes on the bolt with the 1/2" head, on the right side of the head, near the rear of the head.
I can't see in your pic if the clip is there, it might be there.
Below is a pic from TM Tractor of the clip used on USA Cubs, they were the shape in the pic, it points straight to the right.
I looked in the French Cub parts manual, and it looks the same in the drawing.
If yours is bent, it should be straightened.
When you put it on, put the throttle rod in the loop, and bend the loop closed some, so the rod can't get out.
The rod should slide freely in the clip. :)
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:53 am

Glen wrote:Hi,
The new wires look good.

The spark plug wire holder goes on the 3rd head bolt from the front, on USA Cubs. I looked in the French Cub parts manual, and it looks like the French Cubs used it on the same bolt.
Yours looks like it on the 4th bolt, in your pic.

I am not undoing 2 head bolts to move a clip into a position that is less neat than the present position even if that was the original place for it. I have made improvements to the plug leads by using 90 degree ends to make the cap easier to remove and the bracket is in the perfect place for these leads.

Yes the rod clip is there.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Stanton » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:45 am

Wiring is looking very good. Amazing how those cotton-braided coloured wiring improves the appearance. I figured you put the wire holder where you needed it--looks good. I also can see your throttle rod clip is in place.

Keep up the good work and keep sharing pics!
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby UK-Cub » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:49 pm

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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 pm

UK-Cub wrote:http://m.laboutiquedutracteur.com/CT-4793-cub.aspx

Have you tried these folks?

I have looked at them thanks David but not bought anything yet. Don’t suppose you have a Solex carb. going spare? Cheers, Andy.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:41 pm

Andy, LaBoutique sells a Zenith carb that they say replaces the Solex. However, the cost is 470 euros. I found another thread that said the IH carb could be used with a little modification (probably to the choke and throttle rods). If you are unable to find a Solex, there are alternatives.....
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:57 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Andy, LaBoutique sells a Zenith carb that they say replaces the Solex. However, the cost is 470 euros. I found another thread that said the IH carb could be used with a little modification (probably to the choke and throttle rods). If you are unable to find a Solex, there are alternatives.....

Cheers Bob. It’s an interesting dilemma as the French Cubs apparently had more power than the USA ones and this would appear to be just down to the Solex carb. The standard Cub has a type 881 and the Super Cub had the 26 VBN. I have found that the 26VBN was also fitted to French Fergy TE20s which also had Zenith 24T2 carbs. I have found and fitted a second hand 24T2 but had to do some mods to the throttle linkage. Hopefully I shall attempt to get mine running this week and see if it works ok. Eventually I would love to fit an original Solex type 881 but they appear to be rarer than hens teeth.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby UK-Cub » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:21 am

Sorry no spares.

Usually drive to Perpignan every year to see the Catalans Dragons (see you're in Hull, do you follow SL?) and in passing I've called in at Toulouse a couple of times.

It's a small operation I have no French but I've managed to get what I wanted.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:39 pm

UK-Cub wrote:do you follow SL?

Sorry, what is SL?
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:14 pm

Got it running today. Hope this link to my video works

https://youtu.be/3YX9XE-jfXo

Got good oil pressure and no nasty noises from cam followers or bottom end.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby indy61 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:47 pm

Good job on getting it running!
Sounds like she has a knocking or tapping noise that is not normal. Perhaps needs valves adjusted or just run hard for awhile.

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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Eugene » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:07 pm

New rod and main bearings?

I would like the oil pressure to be quite a bit higher on cold engine start up. Oil pressure would be quite good at low engine idle, hot engine.

Congrats on getting the engine running.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:42 pm

Video makes it sound noisier than it is. Standing next to it it is as quiet as a mouse with no knocking noises at all. Oil pressure was at idle and up to temp so I am quite happy with it. My repairs to the advance weights work perfectly too so that’s good news. I bet it hasn’t run in 10 to 20 years!
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby k hutchins » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:44 am

Nice job.
Since l recently got my new purchase running l can appreciate the work bringing one back to life.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:54 pm

Having got the engine running, next task was to run it through the gears whilst up on axle stands. I took both rear wheels off and all the gears work but the left brake didn’t seem quite right. I had noticed that the operating link seemed to have too much travel and when running in gear the first bit of pedal movement actually took the brake off.
I decided to remove the left final to inspect the brake.

Now this may not come as a surprise to some of you out there but as I pulled the final off rusty brown oily water poured out of the diff. all over the floor! I had intended to drain and refill all the fluids before driving as I had no idea how long it was since they had been replaced. I know have a gearbox clean out job as well. Amazing that all the gears are working. I just hope there isn’t too much corrosion internally.

Oh and the brake turns out to have rotted at one end of the band where the pin goes through so I need new brake bands not just re-lining.
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