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Postby Stan's Cub » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:59 am

thanks guys for the kind words. I DO need to put up some pics, you're right, just have to figure it out. had some help from my 9 year old son yesterday, he is very excited about the Cub and can't wait to drive it! got the batt cables in yesterday and the oil and filter changed, plenty of goop in that filter holder. the carb stopped leaking thankfully so my next move is to replace the plug wires and coil because it's a generic coil on there now and I will feel better about having the right one on there. then there is plenty of other stuff to fix but it will be runable and workable for the time being. thanks again for all your help guys!
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Postby Rudi » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:12 pm

Chad:

I DO need to put up some pics, you're right, just have to figure it out.


All the info you will need to accomplish that is right here:

:wink: :)
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Postby Stan's Cub » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:00 pm

here's a shot from last night, http://www.grovestreet.com/jsp/onepic.jsp?id=1148760[/url]
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Postby Rudi » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:13 pm

Chad:

Nice looking Cub.

Couple suggestions... try this:

Stan's Cub

This is how I did that: (oh, I am inserting a space after the url= and before the [/url] so you can see what I have done.

Stan's Cub

If you remove the spaces, then you get the buried url and only the Caption is visible.

Second thing... the site you chose does not allow hot linking. By this I mean you cannot type [img]url%20of%20the%20picture%20with%20a%20.jpg%20or%20a%20.gif%20extension[/img] and see the picture in the post. If you want to be able to do that, I suggest you use Farmall Cub/Cubfest Photo-Server to do that. Much, much easier.. and a lot more useful..... but it is just a suggestion..

The cub is nice..
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Postby Ron L » Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:44 pm

Chad. Nice cub. Looks like you have an earlier model grille than the '54. BTW - When Rudi talks computers, LISTEN..... You will learn a lot ..... :)
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Postby Jim Becker » Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:26 pm

That grille is correct for most Cubs built in '54.

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Postby Kodiak » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:10 pm

Welcome aboard Chad :D You won't find a finer group of folks with friendly answers. Love to see photos when you have time. Sounds like you have the perfect father /son project with special family ties to boot!

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Postby George Willer » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:30 pm

Jim Becker wrote:That grille is correct for most Cubs built in '54.


Right! It was during the '54 production that the 11 bar grille and the SS emblems were introduced, along with the different hood style used until during the '58 production.
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Postby Stan's Cub » Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:02 am

thanks guys for the help! ended up changing the batt cable to the starter to the "near stock" routing. added some heater hose to areas that may get chafed. with the help of a friend with a meter we got the lights working. as I suspected it was grounding issues. rear light housing ground wasn't contacting back of bulb holder, love the red/white combo idea. one front is blown and the other has a broken ground, but also has a cracked lens so I may as well replace that one too.

again, many thanks!
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Postby Stan's Cub » Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:07 am

new bulbs for the front are $36 and up each? seems a bit steep! any suggestions?
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Postby Jeff M » Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:18 am

Ron L wrote: BTW - When Rudi talks computers, LISTEN..... You will learn a lot ..... :)


When Jim Becker and George Willer talk Cubs, you will also learn a lot. And that's just the beginning of the knowledge you'll find here--I know from experience.
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Postby Scott » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:35 am

welcome neighbor!
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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:25 am

Stan's Cub wrote:new bulbs for the front are $36 and up each? seems a bit steep! any suggestions?

That style light went out of production years ago and the sort-of sealed beam units that fit it did as well. They finally showed up fairly recently as a reproduction and are priced accordingly. If you want a new unit like that, you have to bite the bullet.

There are alternatives. Those units actually have a bulb unside the reflector/lens assembly. Several of us have opened them up and used some creative method of putting a bulb in. I'm not sure if there is anything about that on Rudi's server. Maybe he can chime in with a pointer if there is.

Some have managed to install a later 2-lug sealed beam unit. Since the housing is very shallow, it is a tight fit. But it may work for you.

Another alternative, if you just want light, is to buy a set of current generic lights. They typically use the later sealed beam units that are inexpensive and plentiful.

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Postby Stan's Cub » Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:43 am

I could handle making a 2 lug bulb work, anyone know of a brand or model number that works? I realize the 6 volt thing narrows it down quite a bit.

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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:01 am

You can find several threads on the lights by doing a search for the 2 words "sealed" and "beam". Here are a couple you should find helpful:

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11245
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5508


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