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Anyone else think this might be a sign?

Postby Trent M » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:55 pm

Last year my great-aunt sold her farm. She gave us her 1949 Cub and here's a pic, at long last.

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She also told us to look around and take whatever else we wanted, just to clean out the barn. I also found this. Is it a sign? What will I ever do? :?


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Postby Redman » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:03 pm

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Postby Barnyard » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:14 pm

Trent, I would say it's time to gitter done!
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Postby deputy jailer » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:21 pm

Thats all the persuasion I would need to jump in :D

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Postby KETCHAM » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:22 pm

I love old tractors and stories Kevin :D :D :D :D Life is too short enjoy!!!!
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Postby Jeff Silvey » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:36 am

Lets see. I see another tractor, dozer blade. Any other goodies.
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Postby magnumpi » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:57 am

Trent: Sounds as if you're experiencing a Rod Serling"Twilight Zone" moment !! Actually, it's obvious your great Aunt is being VERY nice to you so don't put too much thought into it - just go ahead and build that new shed you know you've always wanted !!! (It's so easy to spend other people's money) !! Craig

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Postby Ron Luebke » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:16 am

paint that diamond in the rough :wink: i'm with jeff i love old barns and the goodies they hide 8)
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Postby splicer » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:56 am

That was VERY kind of your Great Aunt to be thinking of you in that manner. She left you an Heirloom to remember her by and "made your day" at the same time.
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Postby Denny Clayton » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:21 am

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Postby Barnyard » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:45 am

That sprayer is from about the mid sixties itself. They sold for 34.95 in 1962. 119.95 now. You found all the good old stuff! Show us the Cub when it's done.
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Postby Rudi » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:32 am

Trent:

Yup that is a sign...

Nice gun too.. I remember those when they first came out.. My Dad bought one for the shop.. late 60's early 70's. Nice inexpensive gun.. not a DeVilbliss but a good intermediate gun..

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Postby DuxburyFarmall » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:54 am

I would say that that is a sign!

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Postby Bus Driver » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:55 am

Let us spray!
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Postby Trent M » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:30 am

I will definitely paint it someday. Needs more work first. Over the winter a friend of our's from church, retired IH mechanic, rebuilt the motor. The work done, as far as the paperwork can tell me, new rings, main bearings, rod bearings, head gasket, pan gasket, water housing to head gasket, generator belt. Also, valves ground. I have rebuilt the carb, one new front light, new pan seat, new muffler and rain cap. I also drained the TC and front steering gear housing, refilled with Hy-Tran and 90wt, respectively and they both leak, as you can see in the picture. I also have Hy-Tran getting into the engine oil. So I still need to rebuild the TC pump, TC reservoir, and stearing housing. I'm scared of the TC reservoir. :oops:

I haven't replaced oil in/cleaned up transmission or finals yet, but I plan to soon. I'm also gonna repack front wheel bearings sometime, probably when I tear into steering gear housing. Need to do all this before I start to clean it up to paint. I'm glad you are all here to help, because I'll need it.

Also, the carb is a Zenith. Why would the IH carb have been replaced in the first place? The Zenith works fine and is the one I rebuilt. Just wondering about that.
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