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My new Cub (sort of)-first update

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:49 pm

I picked up a Cub "package" yesterday. A friend had disassembled this Cub and basically rebuilt or had rebuilt all the components. He then put 4 coats of 2150 on all but the TC block and rear weights. Rebuilt generator, starter, mag, engine (#4 sleeved) with new cam and crank, pistons, valves (roto-valves on the exhaust), both IH and Zenith carbs, new front and rear tires and tubes. Still sorting through the boxes. One got wet and the long rear axle and a brake drum have some surface rust on them which should be easy to remove. I need to reassemble the finals, tranny, and differential. All new bearings and gaskets. Lots of good condition used parts that he replaced too. It'll likely take me all winter and more to get it together. Health issues have kept him from working on it for years. It's a 1950, no implements.
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby ricky racer » Sat Dec 09, 2023 2:02 pm

Wow!! If you're going to buy a Cub in a basket, that's the way to do it!! Most of the stuff I buy is worn out and so rusty you can't tell what color it originally was! :{_}:
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby tst » Sat Dec 09, 2023 2:12 pm

nice

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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Dec 09, 2023 8:35 pm

Is that "turkey track" rear tires? Woo Hoo, way to go Bob! Can't think of a better way to spend the winter in Colorado. :D
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby Clownfish » Sat Dec 09, 2023 9:13 pm

Looks like a good project for next year’s CubFest.

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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Dec 09, 2023 9:26 pm

Clownfish wrote:Looks like a good project for next year’s CubFest.

I hope it's done long before that!
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:17 pm

Sure looks a lot better than "KIT'...the '50 cub I bought a couple years ago that had been completely disassembled and came to me in boxes!!

Have fun with it...and remember...Tab A into Slot B...!! :lol:
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Dec 10, 2023 8:34 am

Nice score, Bob! Should make for a real fine Cub!

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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby Barnyard » Sun Dec 10, 2023 10:08 am

Looks like a great project. I bought a basket case that was in primer several years ago and never got around to doing anything with it. I probably should gather everything up and make it a Bash project.
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Dec 10, 2023 1:16 pm

Barnyard wrote:... I bought a basket case that was in primer several years ago and never got around to doing anything with it. I probably should gather everything up and make it a Bash project.


Some assembly required. :thumbsup:
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)

Postby k hutchins » Mon Dec 11, 2023 8:13 am

Who knew Ikea sold Cubs? :lol:

Good luck, keep us posted on the progress.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: My new Cub (sort of)- first update

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Dec 27, 2023 2:53 pm

As the engine was on a stand, I decided to mount the bolster, front axle and front tires before removing the engine stand. I've found a few negatives. The PO painted a lot of surfaces that shouldn't have been. I had to remove paint from top and bottom of the spindles in order to get the tapered bolts to enter the holes in the spindles. He had new pipe plugs for the steering box, but the fill plug wasn't vented. Had one on hand. Yesterday a neighbor helped me mount the oil pump (backlash is .002 over spec which I think will be okay), resurfaced flywheel and new clutch. It's off the engine stand with the rear of the engine supported by an overhead chain hoist. Next will be the torque tube and moving back towards the rear end. This photo isn't real good, too much stuff in the background...

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Re: My new Cub (sort of)-first update

Postby KETCHAM » Sat Dec 30, 2023 10:22 am

It is pretty paint....bikers say..."chrome don't get ya home" though...should be in great shape with you putting it back together..Enjoy!!!!!
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Re: My new Cub (sort of)-first update

Postby Tezell » Mon Jan 01, 2024 10:49 am

Nice find Bob!!
Can't wait to see it all together.
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