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New to the farmall cub life

Postby Maxj_0 » Thu Oct 05, 2023 10:16 pm

So hi there im definitely new to all this i actually just got my cub a few weeks back as a gift from my great aunt when her husband passed away and ive been working to restore it ive gotten the thing to start after a few quick trips to ebay and napa as anyone does. Once started everything ran great hydraulics worked almost instantly no idling issues or anything. Mind you i did completely redo the spark plugs new ignition coil cleaned out the carb which let me tell you the videos i watched made me so scared to do because of how easy one of the jets is to break and now im planning to restore it as best i can and im curious i know the original display/early production models where white later changed to red im curious if anyone ever does theres im another color?

Please excuse my horrible spelling and poor knowledge im 19 never worked on anything but changing oil with my dad before this and my only experience in repairing anything like this was during a year of auto body repair courses learning the bare minimum. So any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated

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sickle bar mower not sure what model
The corn plows i believe is what my grandfather said not 100% sure thats accurate as he is old and his memory is failing him.
A portable log cutter i believe has a blade that reminds me of a sawmill but runs vertical perpendicular to the way the slider moves the logs.

Once again thanks definitely new to this and so excited to learn more

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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby tst » Thu Oct 05, 2023 10:56 pm

welcome to the forum, lots of info here, post pics of what you have and we help ID them for you, what year is the cub ?

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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Oct 06, 2023 6:41 am

Welcome to the forum. Let us know if you have any questions.
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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby CharlieK » Fri Oct 06, 2023 7:49 am

welcome
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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Oct 06, 2023 7:57 am

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you’re doing good. So far. Great place to ask questions.
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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Oct 06, 2023 8:17 am

Welcome!! :hattip:
Sounds like you have a nice piece of family history! Have fun with it.

After your 2nd post, you'll have access to all the manuals for the cub: Owner's, Service, & Parts. Plus there are manuals for your implements...how to hook them up & use them.

TM Tractors (one of our forum sponsors, at the bottom of the page) has good parts for the cub, and is a good information resource as well. Check out the section on how to determine the year of your cub:
http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_001.htm

Enjoy the pleasure of resurrecting your Family Cub!! :D
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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Barnyard » Fri Oct 06, 2023 9:33 am

Maxj_0 wrote:im curious i know the original display/early production models where white later changed to red im curious if anyone ever does theres im another color?

Actually the were red first and later they were yellow and white. There were a few all white ones in early 1950 to be used as demonstrators.

Did you prime the oil pump. Be sure you have oil pressure before running it long. That motor can destroy itself very quickly.
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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Maxj_0 » Fri Oct 06, 2023 5:17 pm

Hi yes i actually did prime the oil pump had it running after its first start in 15 years saw no oil pressure and immediately went and primed it after i saw how online. Surprisingly easy process and i changed the oil and the filter i used 10w-30 as thats what i saw i hope thats right.

And thanks i was asking because i was trying to decide whether i should go red like the standard color or go for something more unique i had thought about doing it in blue with a sparkle powder and a shiny clearcoat

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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby 2slow » Fri Oct 06, 2023 8:23 pm

Enjoy your cub, and you have found the right place to find out anything about it. The oil you used will be fine. If it's an early cub I would paint it back red. But it's yours, you can paint it any color you like to. Good luck with it. If you can post us some pictures.

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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Maxj_0 » Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:06 pm

For sure im excited we actually put it to the test today and pulled a hay rake with it from our field it was stuck in the grass pretty good but the cub didn't even know it was behind it.

Still deciding on the paint its technically my dads but hes been letting me work on it by myself to keep me busy so hoping he gives me the freedom to do what i like
Does anyone know if the mufflers make a difference on these things btw my exhaust runs down the side and ends right near my rear wheels

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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:25 pm

Maxj_0 wrote:...... btw my exhaust runs down the side and ends right near my rear wheels

That fact probably makes it a '55 or later tractor.

We DO like photos, and a lot can be learned from a few of them! Check some casting dates against the chart from TM Tractors:
http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_004.htm
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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Maxj_0 » Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:32 pm

Will do asap definitely looking forward to the sanding and painting process gotta fix the hood on the drivers side it busted where the headlight mounted

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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:37 pm

Does it have metal emblems on the sides of the hood? If yes, what do they say?
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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Maxj_0 » Sun Oct 08, 2023 5:35 pm

Hey i took pictures but it wont me add them says the file size is to large?

Also its a chrome emblem that days Mc cormick farmall cub

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Re: New to the farmall cub life

Postby Clemsonfor » Sun Oct 08, 2023 8:10 pm

Maxj_0 wrote:Hey i took pictures but it wont me add them says the file size is to large?

Also its a chrome emblem that days Mc cormick farmall cub

The pictures have to be really, really small. Like early 00s file size. I think it's like 100kb or something. You have to reduce them and keep reducing them.


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