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French Super Cub Progress

Postby 1541 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:23 am

Well you know what happens when the hood comes off. Seafoam didn’t clear up the smoking and low compression. So we took the hood off anticipating a ring job. When the head came off you could move the pistons back and forth in the cylinders with your fingers. It was off to a machine shop for some extra care. After a couple of months at the machine shop the motor is back in and it is standing on its own wheels again.

The head gasket on it was flat copper or brass. It is much thinner the American head gasket. So far I haven’t been able to source the correct points for the Ducellier distributor. I did find a Standard ignition distributor cap and rotor that fits. For now we will use an American cub distributor

John Martin is doing the work along with Mike Surbaugh. Bigdog is popping in every now and again.

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Notice the font and how proud the part number cast into the head is.

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby Waif » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:26 am

Serious progress.
Keep at it!

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby Stanton » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:29 am

Real shiny! Nice to see your progress!
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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby tst » Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:22 am

why can't you use the normal cub head gasket ?

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby cubbrian » Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:13 pm

Wow! Only 2 months at the machine shop. You must be good friends with the proprietor.

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby 1541 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:59 pm

tst wrote:why can't you use the normal cub head gasket ?


We are going to be using the normal head gasket.

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby 1541 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:00 pm

cubbrian wrote:Wow! Only 2 months at the machine shop. You must be good friends with the proprietor.


Well I did stretch the truth a little. It was two and a half months.

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby Glen » Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:25 pm

Hi,
Below is a website that has points and other parts for the French Cub distributor. It is in Europe, I guess.

I don't know if they ship to the USA. :)

https://www.laboutiquedutracteur.com/CT ... =3771&s=24

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby k hutchins » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:28 am

Making good progress.

Glad to hear Bigdog is still around and giving advice. Haven't heard or seen anything from him for years. He and Rudi were my saviors when l first joined because of a governor issue.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby tnestell » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:31 am

The head gasket on it was flat copper or brass. It is much thinner the American head gasket.

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I was told that copper head gaskets can be reused and to use copper spray on them.

I found this.
https://www.speed-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31459

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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby CapeCodCubs » Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:05 pm

k hutchins wrote:Making good progress.

Glad to hear Bigdog is still around and giving advice.


I think it is Big Dog’s birthday today.

Nice progress on the Super Cub!!
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Re: French Super Cub Progress

Postby Bermuda Ken » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:53 pm

a good source for Euro parts for this cub (and other Euro tractors) is www.histoparts.com Ronnie does talk English or Dutch if you like....
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