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New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:07 pm

I finally brought it home yesterday. I have wanted one of these my whole life. It was bought new by a local dairy farm, then this property was split up and sold and the tractor stayed with it. This guy mowed with it until about 5 years ago when he got a bigger tractor. It shouldn’t be too hard to get it running. It doesn’t look too bad out in the light. Lots of rust, but it is 72 years old. I think most of the paint is original. It may get restored eventually, but for now I just want to get it running and reliable enough to use it.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:14 pm

For now I only got the plow blade, when the ground dries up and I can get the trailer down to the barn, I will go back for the other attachments.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:07 pm

WOW! That looks like a well-cared for cub...and with all the extra goodies to boot!! Congrats!!
A lot of folks here may encourage you to get it running but keep it with its nice patina! A good bath then perhaps some Fluid Film (or similar) to protect any bare metal areas.

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:17 pm

If you don't plan on using the sickle mower soon, I'd drop it to make it easier to do the other maintenance that will be needed.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby tst » Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:20 pm

what is the serial #, perhaps it is a Demo Cub ?

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Barnyard » Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:33 pm

tst wrote:what is the serial #, perhaps it is a Demo Cub ?

The serial number is 117031. Not a Demo.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 8:50 pm

Dale Finch wrote:WOW! That looks like a well-cared for cub...and with all the extra goodies to boot!! Congrats!!
A lot of folks here may encourage you to get it running but keep it with its nice patina! A good bath then perhaps some Fluid Film (or similar) to protect any bare metal areas.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fluid-Film-11-75-oz-Lanolin-Based-Petroleum-Oil/50335157

Thanks. That’s probably what I’m going to do. I like restored tractors, but I also like original tractors as much or more. I actually gave it a quick pressure wash today. Got the dust and cobwebs off, but still needs a good degreasing.
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Bob McCarty wrote:If you don't plan on using the sickle mower soon, I'd drop it to make it easier to do the other maintenance that will be needed.

Yeah, I was already planning on that. It’s first job, if I have it ready in time, will probably be spring maintenance on our dirt road.

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:33 pm

And now some questions.
1. I noticed it was leaking gear oil pretty bad from the right final drive area. It didn’t seem to be leaking in the barn, but when I got home there was a puddle on the trailer. Judging by the oil soaked dirt, it looks like it had at least a small leak before. Quite a bit of fluid came out, then it stopped so I assume it’s empty. I couldn’t tell exactly where it was coming from. It looked like it was coming from above and dripping onto the shaft that is wet in the pictures. Where should I start looking? I’m not afraid to tear into it, but just want an idea what I’m looking at before I start.
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2. It looks like there was a few different blades available for these. Which one is this, and should there be more pieces to it?
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:41 pm

The pictures on either side of the blade are not OEM blade parts. I don't know if it's home made and would work or not. Definitely missing some parts. Check the manuals in the PDF manuals or in TM's photos to see what the parts should look like.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Barnyard » Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:10 pm

Check your transmission oil level. An over full tranny will run down the axle tube and leak out the seal. The seals are made to keep dirt out, not oil in.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:57 pm

Barnyard wrote:Check your transmission oil level. An over full tranny will run down the axle tube and leak out the seal. The seals are made to keep dirt out, not oil in.

:Dito:
Suggest draining the transmission, then fill with about 3 1/2 PINTS (or until the gear oil comes out the small square "full level" plug on the left side of the transmission). Then clean the grimy oily area really well, spraying into the brake slots front & back. (In the past, I've used both carb/brake cleaner or kerosene) Then just operate it a bit, and see if you get any more fluid dripping.

As Bill said, it's probably due to an overfilled transmission, because the fluid level is normally just below the differential seal.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Slim140 » Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:33 am

Congrats on getting your new to you Cub home. Don't ever paint it, they're only original once.

FYI, when you do remove the sickle mower, keep your fingers out of the guards where the blade is, it will move and slice them off.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:19 pm

I would suggest that the thing before and after the blade pic is the hitch for the gang reel mowers that are still in the barn.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby indy61 » Mon Feb 06, 2023 3:51 pm

IHCubCadet147 wrote:I actually gave it a quick pressure wash today. Got the dust and cobwebs off, but still needs a good degreasing.

Be careful with the power washer, it can put water where you don't want it and take paint off.

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:24 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:I would suggest that the thing before and after the blade pic is the hitch for the gang reel mowers that are still in the barn.

Agree.

The blade is for any version of 54 or 54A but not for the original unnumbered grader blade.


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