Back to work for the old gal!!

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Dale Finch
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Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:52 am

This is Bertha...she is my original cub, and my first "restore", so I have a particular fondness for her. :||):

However, she has managed to be quite the malingerer lately!!! She came home to the "hospital" a few months ago for a new rear seal and her annual servicing. She managed to stretch it out quite a bit, but this morning she ran out of excuses! So back to the farm... there's a pasture that needs mowing, so she'll get a pretty good workout! :tractor:

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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby ricky racer » Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:16 pm

She's purrrdy!!
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Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:18 pm

:D Thanks!
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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby T-Mo » Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:04 am

She's a looker for sure....in the pics, she's a trailer queen....

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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Stanton » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:27 am

You bet she's purdy! I've always liked them 11-bar grilles. Still have my eyes open for one...
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Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
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'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:13 pm

I got Bertha back to the farm just fine, and we mowed for about an hour, when she suddenly began to rev up too high. :shock:

I kicked the start switch off, and got down to take a look. I had worked on the carb & governor bumper spring adjustments, and she had been running quite nicely. My first thought was the bumper spring adjustment had backed out, but it was fine.

Continued around, and the clevis pin in the gov-to-carb linkage was gone. I immediately realized that during my adjustments, I had only put the pin in without the clip to hold it in place, since I was dinking with it. I'm usually very careful to write down when something remains to be done, but..... :?

I was about as far away from the tools that I could be, and wasn't looking forward to walking both directions to find something to hold it together. Almost all my parts have been moved to my home, since that is where I do most of the work on them.

The ONLY thing I had was a small bungee cord holding my water bottle in place. After untying the knot, it just fit through the holes, where I tied it up tight.

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It worked so well that I continued mowing about another hour to finish the pasture. Once I got back to the tractor shed, I found a spare clevis pin & hitch pin.

It was a thoroughly good day, with a bit of spice thrown at me!!
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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Clemsonfor » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:16 pm

What a lucky day to have a pin and clevis there!

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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:33 pm

A good reason to always carry a small coil of wire in the toolbox.
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'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:48 pm

Don McCombs wrote:A good reason to always carry a small coil of wire in the toolbox.

Absolutely! Gonna add one to each cub! Except...then I'd need a pair of dikes, too!! :?
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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:46 am

Good temporary fix, Dale. Glad it didn't stop you.
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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Donegal Cub » Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:09 pm

Nice tractor Dale, and a clever fix. Necessity is the mother of invention :{_}: .

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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby ricky racer » Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:53 am

That's using the ol' noodle!! :worthy: Good thinking there Dale!!
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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Waif » Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:55 am

Makin do!

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'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:25 am

I firmly believe that it is NOT necessity that is the mother of invention...no, we could do without washers & automobiles!
It is LAZINESS that is the mother of invention!! I was too darn lazy to walk the ~1/4 mile each way, to look for the correct part!! :lol:
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Re: Back to work for the old gal!!

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:56 pm

Dale Finch wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:A good reason to always carry a small coil of wire in the toolbox.

Absolutely! Gonna add one to each cub! Except...then I'd need a pair of dikes, too!! :?

Or keep a Leatherman in your pocket all the time.


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