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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Stanton » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:56 am

We once had a guy at a CubFest bring a Cub that the tranny was full of water. Drove around fine. We opened it up, drained it and refilled with proper 80W-90 oil. After he drove it around, it actually sounded quieter with the water!

You could make a replacement brake band if you can't find a replacement. I did on my Farmall AV, starting here: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=170&t=95457&p=820190&hilit=brake#p820190
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:44 pm

The offending brake band together with the brake drum all clean and ready to re-fit. New bands and diff. seals are on their way from Histoparts in Holland.

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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:07 pm

The brake linings over here are all one piece. Your's looks like it's three sections (?).
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:50 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:The brake linings over here are all one piece. Your's looks like it's three sections (?).

Well spotted! I don’t know if that is something that was original on French Cubs or if someone has replaced them during its life.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:23 pm

Servicetune wrote:
Bob McCarty wrote:The brake linings over here are all one piece. Your's looks like it's three sections (?).

Well spotted! I don’t know if that is something that was original on French Cubs or if someone has replaced them during its life.

Must have been from relining them. The French parts catalog calls out the same number for the US toggle brakes and the French Cubs. By the way, the catalog calls out 10 rivets for all versons. The one in the picture has 12 rivets. Maybe it is an artermarket replacement. Side note, I notice the linings are different between the early and late style US brakes. Did somebody observe/report a difference in rivet positions?

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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Stanton » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:59 am

Jim Becker wrote:...Did somebody observe/report a difference in rivet positions?


Don't remember anyone on this thread pointing that out, but the on the originals, the rivets are spaced out evenly. Those linings certainly are not worn, perhaps oil-soaked, which isn't good.

Either way, won't be hard to replace.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:36 am

In this case, the band is unusable, doesn't matter how the holes are spaced.

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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:33 pm

If the correct lining material was easily available in the UK I would probably have attempted to make new bands as Stanton did. Great write up on those by the way. But as the only lining material appears to be in the USA, time and cost meant it was more cost effective to buy new bands from Histoparts in Holland.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:35 am

Stanton wrote: Those linings certainly are not worn, perhaps oil-soaked, which isn't good.

Either way, won't be hard to replace.

I shall, of course, be replacing the diff seals whilst the finals are off. The whole area is covered in oily gunge and muck.

I enjoyed reading your write-up on making new brake bands. Good job.

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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:37 pm

A little before photo of the right hand side. A good clean is in order!
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More before and after photos to follow,
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:28 pm

Got both final drives off now. Here are a couple of before and after photos
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:42 pm

Cleaned out the transmission with de-greaser and pressure washer followed by copious amounts of WD40.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:29 pm

For once I have found a job that was easier and less involved than I thought it would be. Having had my Cub running a few times now, I noticed a bit of an oil leak around the front of the sump area. Looking closer I realised that the front three sump bolts were missing. It looked like they might have sheared off!
Today I got underneath with a little screwdriver to see how far in the bolts had broken and found the thread holes were just filled with muck and no bolts at all.
Great news, with no broken bolts to drill out I just tapped out the threads and screwed in 3 new bolts. Result!
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Stanton » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:38 pm

Those type of “repairs” are very welcome, indeed. Far too many turn into so much more.
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Re: Yorkshire French Cub

Postby Servicetune » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:47 pm

Stanton wrote:Those type of “repairs” are very welcome, indeed. Far too many turn into so much more.

So true. I may still have to replace the sump gasket but hopefully not right now.
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