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Jose Wales
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Getting ready to start

Postby Jose Wales » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:54 am

Put MMO in the crankcase and fuel tank and got ol Maud started and ready to follow Clem's advice on what to do. I let it run 15-20 minutes to check for leaks etc. The radiator overflow was dripping anti-freeze, there is a 16 PSI radiator cap installed, the steering box has a leak and all else seems pretty good. The fuel tank is rusted above the gas level pretty bad , must have set a while and there is a pressure inline fuel filter installed.
Would it be good to install an in-tank screen and then just go with the original sediment bowl and forget the in-line filter? Also, to put a non-pressurized radiator cap on?
What do you think, just fix these things, clean her up and see what happens.
I named her Maus because Maud was a great old farm lady, born in the 1870s i knew when young. That is a good idea for a thread, What did you name your Cub, we know you all named you cub......

k hutchins
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Re: Getting ready to start

Postby k hutchins » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:25 am

It would be easier to change out the inline filter to a gravity type than install an in tank. To install an in tank type you have to pull the sediment bowl/shut off then reinstall it.
I would swap the 16 psi radiator cap out. If you can't find a zero (l don't recommend the after markets) the see if you can find a lower psi. I have a 4 lb on my '48.

Good luck
By the way my tractors are Workhorse and Workhorse ll. Not neccesarily pretty, but more than pull their weight.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Getting ready to start

Postby Eugene » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:47 am

k hutchins wrote:I would swap the 16 psi radiator cap out. If you can't find a zero (l don't recommend the after markets) the see if you can find a lower psi. I have a 4 lb on my '48.
That's what I was going to say. 16 psi will probably burst the radiator.

I use a 4 or 5 psi cap, lowest they had at the auto parts store. I set the cap in the first notch. I don't tighten the cap all the way down.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Getting ready to start

Postby Glen » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:34 pm

Hi,
A 1959 Cub came with a non pressure radiator cap.
You can use a pressure cap if you want, IH offered it extra, the Cub parts manual says.

A Cub doesn't use a 16 lb cap.

Below are listings for 3 caps at TM Tractor, they are the in the 1st line on the page.
The pressure caps are 7 lbs. There are 2 different pressure caps. The filler necks are 2 different heights, it says. Measure your filler neck before buying one.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/co/co_001newparts.htm

The non pressure cap is easier on the radiator, my opinion.

The 4 lb or 5 lb cap Eugene said above would work too.

People on here have said that if you use an inline gas filter, a Cub should have a gravity flow gas filter, a filter for a fuel pump system can slow the gas flow too much.

The Cub operator's manual I posted before has info to help do maintenance on the Cub. :)


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