New to me 1950 Cub

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New to me 1950 Cub

Postby skirschenmann01 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:10 pm

Hello everyone! I'm hoping this site is still very active. I live in eastern Washington and just picked up a 1950 cub about 2 weeks ago. I installed a new wiring harness, 12 volt conversion, new plugs, and cut new carb gaskets. It didn't run when I brought it home, but it fires up quick now. I plan on replacing the fluids and inspecting the rear end before I drive it too much.

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:48 pm

Welcome to the Forum. I see you've already found some info and made several other posts. Let us know if we can be of any help.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Glen » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:37 pm

The Cub operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1950 Cub operator's manual, if you don't have it. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14. ... index.html

This manual shows the electrical system that a 1950 Cub originally had, if your Cub is below serial number 115403. IH changed the electrical system during 1950.

Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.

The Touch Control fluid talked about in the manual was changed later to Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.

I would check or change all the oils before using the Cub. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Cub, the transmission, and 2 final drives.

The transmissions in Cubs commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time.
I am in Wa. too. :)

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Stanton » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:07 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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