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Glen
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Glen » Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:45 pm

Below is the Cub 54 Blade owner's manual, it has lots of info.
The parts for attaching the blade are shown on pages 5, 6, and 7.
Like I wrote before about the plow, you don't use the manual lift lever shown in the manual, if the Cub has Touch Control.

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

IH made changes to the blade mounting parts in the 1st few years of the blades.
Earlier blades had no spring on the lift near the grille.
Below are pics from TM Tractor of the blade they say was made when a 1950 Cub was new. If the blade was bought with the tractor, it may have this style of blade. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/blade54_001.htm

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IHCubCadet147
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Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub
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Sears SS/16, Massey Ferguson 7

Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Wed Feb 08, 2023 7:47 am

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.

Dale Finch wrote:
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.

Thanks guys. I’ll check the level first. I was thinking, maybe from the angle going up the ramp, caused it to run out. I also noticed after I unloaded it a slight puddle, but nothing like before.
Slim140 wrote: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.

I agree, it’s going to stay original. If I was going to restore one, I would rather find another one in much worse shape, or one that someone already did a bad paint job on and make it nice. Thanks for the warning about the sickle mower.
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.

Jim Becker wrote:
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.

That makes more sense. I’ll go back and see if I can find the parts for the blade.
Glen wrote:Below is the Cub 54 Blade owner's manual, it has lots of info.
The parts for attaching the blade are shown on pages 5, 6, and 7.
Like I wrote before about the plow, you don't use the manual lift lever shown in the manual, if the Cub has Touch Control.

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

IH made changes to the blade mounting parts in the 1st few years of the blades.
Earlier blades had no spring on the lift near the grille.
Below are pics from TM Tractor of the blade they say was made when a 1950 Cub was new. If the blade was bought with the tractor, it may have this style of blade. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/blade54_001.htm

Thanks again, Glen.

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Sears SS/16, Massey Ferguson 7

Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Mon Apr 17, 2023 9:04 pm

Yesterday I brought home the two plows and reel mowers. Planning on getting another load next weekend. There will be an update on the tractor coming soon, it’s almost ready to try starting it.
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Sears SS/16, Massey Ferguson 7

Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Mon Apr 17, 2023 9:36 pm

Does anyone know if this bracket goes with the tractor/attachments? I assume no, but just want to be sure.

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Apr 17, 2023 10:17 pm

Mulching plate for a rotary mower?

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Sears SS/16, Massey Ferguson 7

Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Mon Apr 24, 2023 12:13 pm

Jim Becker wrote:Mulching plate for a rotary mower?

Maybe. There is no mower with this tractor, but there may have been at one time or another tractor.

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Mon Apr 24, 2023 12:19 pm

I got the last of the attachments home. 2 spreaders and the disc harrow.
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IHCubCadet147
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Sears SS/16, Massey Ferguson 7

Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Mon Apr 24, 2023 12:21 pm

This quad and plow were in the barn too. He said I could take them as well. I figure I could make a few bucks selling them.
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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby Pigvet89 » Tue Apr 25, 2023 11:19 am

Very nice. I agonized over a 1950 vs 1964. I really liked the 50 but was drawn to the Woods 42. The 1950 had a mid-mounted Pennington which seemed more turf oriented. I needed a tractor to clip pastures this Spring. Knowing what I know now, I would have gone for the 1950! But my 64 does a terrific job mowing.

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Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub
Cub Cadets: 125, 126, 147, 129, 149x2, 1450, 882, 1810, 1320, 1440, 2135
Sears SS/16, Massey Ferguson 7

Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Tue Apr 25, 2023 12:50 pm

Pigvet89 wrote:Very nice. I agonized over a 1950 vs 1964. I really liked the 50 but was drawn to the Woods 42. The 1950 had a mid-mounted Pennington which seemed more turf oriented. I needed a tractor to clip pastures this Spring. Knowing what I know now, I would have gone for the 1950! But my 64 does a terrific job mowing.

Thanks! I don’t really know enough about them yet to know which would be better, but I like the looks of the older ones better. I have always wanted one, and this one turned up and was exactly what I want.

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Sears SS/16, Massey Ferguson 7

Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Tue May 30, 2023 6:37 am

I got it running over the weekend and took it for a ride! I’ve been trying to figure out for almost 3 weeks now why it had no spark, even with new points, condenser, cap, rotor, plugs, and wires. Not sure exactly what I did to fix it, but it’s running great now. It seems to have good oil pressure, even after it warmed up and doesn’t smoke bad. The steering is a little loose, but otherwise it drives great. I’m kind of thinking this tractor may have somewhat low hours for the year. I got two short videos of it running and driving:
https://youtu.be/wT6IKZ-8NVg
https://youtu.be/ddIzdekofiQ

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Re: New to me 1950 Cub

Postby CharlieK » Tue May 30, 2023 9:28 am

thanks for posting
get er done; life is good


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