Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby clm2112 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:20 am

Still suffering the lingering effects of having the flu. Feeling a bit better yesterday, so got a little more done. Wiring is complete. Wrapped the new wires into a harness and hooked the battery up. Did a little "smoke test"... everything worked, so on to the fuel tank, wheel weights, and trim pieces.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby clm2112 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:20 pm

And it Runs! With the pony tank bolted on and the ignition timing set, took it for a test drive :) Touch Control bled and topped off, PTO works, alternator is charging. On to the fuel tank.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby clm2112 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:10 pm

Almost done.. Real fuel tank is back on today. Carb needs cleaned out again (tractor is surging and only runs smoothly with the choke on, so probably have something clogging the jets. Never did find the fuel filters in the boxes of bits, so there isn't any restriction in the fuel line. Just the strainer on the tank, which is clean.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby clm2112 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:07 pm

Running great now. Cleaned the carb last night (lot of junk in the air bleed circuit and fuel bowl valve.) Also had to do the adjustment to the governor rod, I guess the manifold puts the carb in a location just slightly different from the original. Put a fuel filter in the line as well.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby Slim140 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:51 am

Looking good, I read in one of your other post you were going to weld up the light holes in the hood, do you plan on doing the two for oiling the generator as well since you switched it to an alternator?
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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby indy61 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:03 am

Chipmaker wrote:Looking good, I read in one of your other post you were going to weld up the light holes in the hood, do you plan on doing the two for oiling the generator as well since you switched it to an alternator?


I don't believe the 55 Cubs had the generator oiling holes.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby Slim140 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:05 am

indy61 wrote:
Chipmaker wrote:Looking good, I read in one of your other post you were going to weld up the light holes in the hood, do you plan on doing the two for oiling the generator as well since you switched it to an alternator?


I don't believe the 55 Cubs had the generator oiling holes.


Didn't know that, what year did they stop putting them in?
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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby indy61 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:15 am

A one model year mistake...I think.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby clm2112 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:28 am

Chipmaker wrote:Looking good, I read in one of your other post you were going to weld up the light holes in the hood, do you plan on doing the two for oiling the generator as well since you switched it to an alternator?


Actually, my 55 does not have the generator oiling holes in the cowl. I held off doing any welding on the hood (didn't feel like purging the fuel tank.) I still have lots of sheetmetal work to do on the grill and cheek pieces. Next year, when everything is cleaned up, I'll strip all the paint off the tank and have it shot with automotive urethane (partial to PPG Deltron, but I haven't done auto paint in years.) I might even fork out a few buck to have a local auto-body shop do the fenders, hood, and grill all at the same time.

In the interim, the Cub is back in it's natural habitat... hauling stuff around the farm. This morning's task is a pile of pine branches that needs moved out into the field and disposed of.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby indy61 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:19 am

You may already know this but there is a free gas cap available to replace the original unvented cap.

http://www.ihgascap.com/index.aspx

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby Slim140 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:20 am

indy61 wrote:You may already know this but there is a free gas cap available to replace the original unvented cap.

http://www.ihgascap.com/index.aspx


I got 2 from there, free caps, free shipping for both our Cubs. They are also available for a lot of other IH tractors as well, it's simple to get them too!
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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby clm2112 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:54 pm

More of the Cub-22 Mower jigsaw puzzle assembled. Had to make a few bits on the lathe this morning (A few of the pins had been replaced with bolts and jammed nuts, so I made new pins.) Got to scrounge to find those funky bolts used on the ledger, the ones with beveled square heads, before putting the blade on.

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby bibbster » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:25 pm

Great job, Curt!

The pictures really help this new Cub owner to see where things are and what is involved getting to them and removing them, as well as putting them back!

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby clm2112 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:43 am

No sweat, glad it helps. Though, take what I've done with a grain of salt... I put mine back together pretty much the way it came apart, but I've discovered mistakes made by my grandfather and father over the 60 years this Cub has been around the farm. Quite likely I've made a few of my own (I hope not, but you never know.)

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Re: Curt's 1955 Farmall Cub, SN 192959

Postby Slim140 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 am

Hey Curt, I got my alternator in like yours. Do you mind sharing with me how you wired it up? I know the nut lug goes to the amp gauge but what about the plug? Are both connectors used & what are they hooked to?
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