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Don McCombs
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Zip Code: 21550
Tractors Owned: "1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1957 Farmall Cub w/FH
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

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

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

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Cub acquisition. After two posts, you will have access to the Cub manuals in the PDF Manuals section under Quick Links in the upper left corner of this page.
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Dale Finch
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Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

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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Dale Finch
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Posts: 6244
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

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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Gorman585
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Zip Code: 14843
Tractors Owned: 1949 Farmall Cab

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.

Potato Wilson
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Zip Code: 95667
Tractors Owned: 1953 Cub (the Wife’s)
1946 2N (I call it a 9N)
2013 JD 3320
2015 Kubota U25
1966 JD 110
Circle of Safety: Y

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

Urtass
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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.
Thank you for letting me in the Cub Club!

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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.

staninlowerAL
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Location: AL (Southwest)

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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Tractors Owned: Currently a Deere 790/Loader, looking to get into the older Farmalls.
Location: Illinois

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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