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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby MontanaMan » Mon Feb 20, 2023 2:31 pm

I will keep you guys up to date as I work my way through the tractor. Would you use the standard Auto light sparkplugs?

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Feb 20, 2023 3:28 pm

I have had good success with Champion D-21s. Autolite and NGK are also good, in a similar heat range.
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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby Peter Person » Mon Feb 20, 2023 3:43 pm

Welcome to the forum Montana Man.
Have friends that live in Missoula. My oldest son lived in Helena for 15 months before enlisting in the Army. Still has Montana plates!
Bob McCarty hosts a CubFest in Longmont, CO every September, a mere 900 miles from you.
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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Feb 20, 2023 3:49 pm

MontanaMan wrote:Thanks guys, I will follow your advice. How do you free up stuck valves? Mystery Oil?
MMO is a good lubricant to add to the fuel for sticky valve problems. If you have any stuck valves, a compression test will be a good way to check. If you find that any are stuck open, try lubricating the valve through the spark plug hole and lightly tapping the valve to see if it will go back down. Might have to repeat several times. Remove the valve adjustment cover behind the carb and lube the area liberally. Also from this area it might be possible to rotate a stuck valve by using needle nose vice grip pliars and help free any that might be stuck. On the other hand, you might get lucky and not have any stuck valves. Good Luck as you explore your cub. Stan
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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:50 pm

TM sells the oem steel needle and cage separately from the kit, but the cost is $54. As Bill mentioned, the viton either works, sticks, or leaks. Better to use your original, they really don't wear out.
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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby Glen » Mon Feb 20, 2023 6:10 pm

Hi,
Below is a post I made telling how to prime the engine oil pump. It is about half way down the page. :)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91765&start=60

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby MontanaMan » Mon Feb 20, 2023 9:14 pm

:D Cool, Thanks!! Great help and advice. I have my work cut out for me! But it will be fun to see this old Cub come alive.

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby MontanaMan » Mon Feb 20, 2023 9:28 pm

Glen wrote:Hi,
Below is a post I made telling how to prime the engine oil pump. It is about half way down the page. :)

http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... 5&start=60


Thanks Glen. I was about to ask who had the best advice to prime the oil pump! :)

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby MontanaMan » Mon Feb 20, 2023 9:29 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:
MontanaMan wrote:Thanks guys, I will follow your advice. How do you free up stuck valves? Mystery Oil?
MMO is a good lubricant to add to the fuel for sticky valve problems. If you have any stuck valves, a compression test will be a good way to check. If you find that any are stuck open, try lubricating the valve through the spark plug hole and lightly tapping the valve to see if it will go back down. Might have to repeat several times. Remove the valve adjustment cover behind the carb and lube the area liberally. Also from this area it might be possible to rotate a stuck valve by using needle nose vice grip pliars and help free any that might be stuck. On the other hand, you might get lucky and not have any stuck valves. Good Luck as you explore your cub. Stan


Great Advice, will let you know how it goes....... :tractor:

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Feb 21, 2023 8:34 am

Welcome to the forum, MontanaMan! Spend some time browsing the how to forum, you’ll find answers to many of your questions there.

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:54 pm

MontanaMan wrote:
staninlowerAL wrote:
MontanaMan wrote:Thanks guys, I will follow your advice. How do you free up stuck valves? Mystery Oil?
MMO is a good lubricant to add to the fuel for sticky valve problems. If you have any stuck valves, a compression test will be a good way to check. If you find that any are stuck open, try lubricating the valve through the spark plug hole and lightly tapping the valve to see if it will go back down. Might have to repeat several times. Remove the valve adjustment cover behind the carb and lube the area liberally. Also from this area it might be possible to rotate a stuck valve by using needle nose vice grip pliars and help free any that might be stuck. On the other hand, you might get lucky and not have any stuck valves. Good Luck as you explore your cub. Stan


Great Advice, will let you know how it goes....... :tractor:

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby inairam » Thu Feb 23, 2023 7:45 am

MontanaMan wrote:Great info! Thanks for all of the help.


Get the whole tractor with the stuck engine from your mechanic. These tractors do not like being alone.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby MontanaMan » Thu Feb 23, 2023 12:34 pm

inairam wrote:
MontanaMan wrote:Great info! Thanks for all of the help.


Get the whole tractor with the stuck engine from your mechanic. These tractors do not like being alone.


It was his dads. The guy has a good working 49 Cub and i think he is keeping it for the other parts. We will see....

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby MontanaMan » Sat Mar 04, 2023 3:13 pm

Hey all, just found out that the parts Tractor I brought home with my Cub is a 1948 Super A. Are any parts interchangeable off this tractor with my 1948 Cub? Thanks

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Re: New Member MontanaMan just bought 1948 Cub

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Mar 04, 2023 3:24 pm

Very few.
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