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Don McCombs
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:44 am

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:12 am

Don't forget, while doing fluids, the often-missed fan hub oiling.
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby lititzdoug » Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:47 pm

I have been going through a number of the threads and get the feeling that this forum is full of people with a wealth of knowledge that they are willing to share with anyone. Being the new guy here I feel welcomed and confident that I can tackle a lot of these tasks with little experience because of the help that is out there.

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'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:55 pm

You betcha!! :hattip:
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Gorman585 » Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:10 pm

New member. Inherited a 1949 partially restored and updated to a 12v system and could ignition.. Looking forward to being in the community.

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Potato Wilson » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:44 pm

Dale Finch wrote:If you do, and I mean only if you must, remove the radiator, one task comes to mind...

Check the entire linkage from the throttle (speed control lever) forward to the governor lever, across the rockshaft to the gov/carb rod, to the carburetor. You are checking for binding (common with the gov lever), looseness (common for the governor spring and where the gov rockshaft attaches to the gov), and adjustment of the gov/carb rod length.

Oh, and check the belts and replace, if needed.

It'll never be easier than with the radiator off. But, again, unless you KNOW you have a problem with the radiator, a good flushing is all I would do.


Thanks for the heads up on that governor lever. I literally just got that lever freed up on the wife’s Cub tonight. We’ve been putting it back together recently and I had just noticed the throttle control was as REAL stiff. I didn’t know it was a common thing, nice to know. Everything is now operating smoothly. We hope to fire it up this weekend :D

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Urtass » Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:50 pm

Bringing my new 1950 Cub home Wednesday and can't wait to start using it...after I do everything on the list of course.
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby sdavis » Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:34 am

Great post! I'll start doing that.

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:09 pm

sdavis wrote:Great post! I'll start doing that.

Link to your other post: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=113742&p=906064#p906064
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Rottiezucco » Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:55 pm

Great advice!

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby fredrik » Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:33 am

Great! Thanks!

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Silverfoxx » Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:20 pm

OK- Here it comes! Very new to the Farmall FCUB World and brand new today with this site so Please Bare with me. I just bought a F CUB as is in a barn not running for at least 5 to 6 yrs. I knew the Man who had it and he had it Most restored and repainted and decals replaced in 2014 and used it fairly regularly till he took sick and went thru severe health problems till he died 3 yrs. ago. He always wanted me to have it so I bought it from his WIfe. I got it home and so far I have degreased it and regressed all zerks, Front wheel bearings, and oiled every moving connection part that moves. I drained out all the old Gas and tank was surprisingly clean as he used nothing but non-ethanol gas and maybe that helped it or did it. I removed fuel tank sediment bowl cleaned it good and replaced it. Screen and gasket were great. I drained the carburetor of fuel and it really did not look or smell too bad. Put fresh gas in it and drained it all again then. Put fresh gas in it 6 gals. nearly full. I ran a point file thru points 3 times and they looked good before that. Inspected cap and rotor all is still like new inside. Flushed Radiator & Block refilling it with 60/40 Antifreeze so if I have to I can a little more water if need be. Bought a New Fresh 6 VOLT Battery 650 CCA and installed it. But when tried it will not start, just spins the motor really fast and does not try to fire up. So what do I do from here????? I just got thru ordering a set of Champion Spark Plugs of same that was in there and I knew it to run well with them, a new set of spark plug wires, & Coil Wire, New Cap & Rotor Button. I am gapping when received the plugs to 23 Thousandths, and the points I checked and set to 20 thousandths. I am going to replace all of this as soon as I get it and will try it again. NOW what else have I missed and need to do if this does not get it to start up.??Thanks-Silverfoxx

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby mikes5785 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:50 pm

Check the points, they will sometimes glaze over or corrode with non-use and the moisture in the air. I would try, a course, piece of paper like a dollar bill or a corrugated business card and drag it in between the points with the points closed.

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:47 pm

Silverfoxx wrote:.....when tried it will not start, just spins the motor really fast and does not try to fire up. So what do I do from here?????...............NOW what else have I missed and need to do if this does not get it to start up.??Thanks-Silverfoxx

Welcome to the Forum, one more post and you can access/download the manuals from the Quick links tab at the top left corner of this page.
Do a compression check and check for stuck valves and adjust the valve lash if needed. It's fairly typical for one or more valves to stick after sitting for a while. Also check that the correct spark plug wires are on the right spark plugs. Common mistake to get the wires crossed. JMHO Stan.
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Silverfoxx » Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:32 pm

Thanks to all you guys. I did verify the wires to be on correct plugs and dist. cap.
I am going to file the points lightly next, as it is not still trying to fire off any. Clean them off afterwards and regap to 20 thousandths if needed. Thanks Guys! Silverfoxx


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