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1957 Cub

Postby MotsFarmall » Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:51 pm

Got my first cub its 1957 according to the serial numbers I have searched. Will have to do some wiring, cleaning up and just a little TLC. She was running when I got her, but battery wouldn't hold charge. Does run a little rough so a good carb cleaning and tune up should fix that. Any info on where to get parts and maybe a shop manual would be appreciated.

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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby Barnyard » Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:06 pm

Congratulations on your first Cub. Hopefully you can make it to the Cincinnati area in June for the Barnyard Bash Cubfest. www.barnyardbash.com
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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby MotsFarmall » Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:25 pm

Will try sure I can grab a lot of good info there.

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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby Barnyard » Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:13 pm

A lot of the folks make it for two or three days. We have three motels located about three miles away.
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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby Glen » Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:35 am

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

Below is the 1955 Cub operator's manual. 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, and the index begins on page 79.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

It shows the electrical system that a 1955 and 1957 Cub originally had.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.
They have said on here that IH didn't make a new manual every year.

The Touch Control fluid mentioned in the manual for the Touch Control, was changed later to Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.
There are other brands, be sure it works with IH hydraulic systems before buying one.
The manual tells how to check and change the fluid, and remove the air from the system.
Check the fluid with the arms in the rear, or down position, the manual says.

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.

The air cleaner is an oil bath air cleaner. Dirt that is sucked in settles to the bottom of the oil cup. It should have clean, light motor oil in the oil cup to work right.

There is a search at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can search for info in posts that have been made.

Page 29 is gone from the manual, so there is no info about checking and changing the final drive oils, steering gear oil, and other things.
Below are 2 pages from the manual before it, the missing info is on them, beginning at number 24.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-19.jpg

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-20.jpg

There is a Cub and LoBoy service manual, it is more for removing and rebuilding parts of the Cub or LoBoy.
TM Tractor at the bottom of the page is a good place to buy Cub parts, they have said on here.
So are the other 2 places at the bottom of the page, they have said on here. :)

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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby inairam » Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:08 am

1957 is my favorite year. As far as wiring I recommend Brillman https://brillman.com/. If you are doing a practical or show restoration they will have the correct harness and great support before and after the sale.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:32 am

Welcome.

You asked about parts. Tune up, engine overhaul, bearings, are available at auto parts stores. Advertisers on this site are a great source. Case IH and New Holland are another source. The Vine, want ad section of this site.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:22 am

I wanted to welcome you, and back up Bill's invitation to his Cubfest, the Barnyard Bash, the first week of June. You are about 3 hrs away while many of us drive or fly from a lot farther away... I drive about 9 hours from NC.

You'll meet a bunch of knowledgeable Farmall folks, learn a lot, and maybe find answers for issues you might be having with your "new" cub. Better yet, bring it with you and get help dealing with those issues!

If there are parts or implements you are looking for, as mentioned, put an ad in the VINE section, and you might be able to get it delivered right there!
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Re: 1957 Cub

Postby Peter Person » Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:13 am

Welcome to the 1957 Cub owners club.
We like pictures!

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