Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:53 am
I would like to ask the moderators' indulgence for a moment since this may not be totally 100% on topic. There has been a discussion going on in the Suggestions/Feedback forum about how to add and update discussions regarding members' restoration progress on their Cubs and other machines. Here's a link to the discussion: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=79845
Anyway I have started a thread about my white demo Super A to show how it works. Basically after I started the thread I created a link in my signature line that will carry the click-er directly to that thread. This makes it very easy for me to find the thread in a week/month/year when it is several pages down, in order to add updates. Then when I add an update, everyone gets to see because the thread will pop back up on top of the list, where it will be easily noticed. Five years from now when the job is done, everyone will have the entire "story" of what went on, all in one thread.
Also, as Rudi pointed out, to keep your sig. line tidy, you can "bury" the URL so that readers don't have to see all the http://www
stuff: [url=(insert url)]Insert Name of Thread[/url] (I know just enough HTML to be dangerous so this is a nice feature to me!)
There are some neat projects going on among members, and hopefully folks that are doing a project will take advantage of this. It is a good way to keep everybody informed on what is going on. It is especially nice because it makes it easy for you to go back and update your progress--all you have to do is click the link in your signature. And most importantly, it eliminates the need to add another forum to the website!
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:17 am
Since most restorations are Cubs I think this is the best place to post this. Thanks for posting this. It sure will make it easier to follow a restoration with everything in one thread.
I will sticky this for now so more members will see it before it disappears onto page two or three.
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:22 pm
Thank you for taking the bull by the horns and taking on this idea/project. Impressive start!
The rewards of doing as Al has outlined will reap many benefits for the restorer and the community -- I think we all love history, or else we would not own a piece (or pieces) of it.
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:44 pm
I would say too that I don't think you have to be doing a "leave no bolt un-turned" restoration to take advantage of this. For example since I have owned my Cub The Paperweight I have done several odds and ends to it worthy of discussion--but by no means a restoration. Maybe you're doing an engine rebuild, a valve job, adding a deluxe seat, or overhauling the PTO. Or all of the above. This is a good way to chronicle things you do to your tractor and share your progress with the group.
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:16 pm
I really like this, and thank AL and all you others for getting this going. I know one of our biggest rewards for all the time, energy and money spent on these beasts, is getting some recognition from our fellow addicts!
I'm curious, though, is there (or can there be) a LIST (with links?) that could show all the "Restoration" threads? Sort of like the "Gatherings and Calendar" link? Otherwise, the only way to know there is one, is to either see it when it is first posted, or notice it in someone's signature. That way, if someone is getting ready to launch a restoration, they can click on one that might be similar to get valuable information.
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:57 am
Dale Finch wrote:I'm curious, though, is there (or can there be) a LIST (with links?) that could show all the "Restoration" threads? Sort of like the "Gatherings and Calendar" link? Otherwise, the only way to know there is one, is to either see it when it is first posted, or notice it in someone's signature. That way, if someone is getting ready to launch a restoration, they can click on one that might be similar to get valuable information.
Dale, that is a good idea; especially as we are starting to get more of them. A new member Nic also suggested something similar.
Let's see what we can come up with that will work for everyone.
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:44 pm
I accidentally got into a restoration project on my 1948 Cub. I was mowing in my back yard one day when she quit running. I'm in way over my head. Suggestions?
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:14 pm
Welcome to the Forum. I'd suggest duplicating your post in the Cub Forum. You'll get more views and more answers. Can you tell us more about what happened and what you've done to try and get it running again?
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:24 pm
Yes. I have taken my engine off and had it rebuilt by a small town mechanic. This process has been going on for several years. I have very little time to dedicate to my tractor during the school year, as I am a teacher. I have the rebuilt engine back on the body of the tractor. I did that last summer. Now I'm ready to get some work done this summer. I am not so mechanically inclined, and I did not label (oops!). When all this started, I was investigating "no compression." I guess I just kept taking things apart that seemed to need cleaning. Now I'm at a loss as to how to get her put back together.
I will certainly post in the Cub Forum. Thanks for the info.
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:37 pm
I also have a "no compression" issue. Just purchased a 1949 cub that has been sitting for 18 years. Two valves were stuck open but seem to have loosened up now. It still reads no compression on the compression tester! Not sure what to do?
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:29 pm
Welcome to the Forum. I think if you post your question in the Cub Forum as a "new topic", it will get more views and responses. Did you do both a dry and a wet compression test? That will indicate if the rings are stuck or worn. Check that first and maybe squirt some penetrating oil into each cylinder and let it sit for a few days. If you haven't found them already, in the blue tool bar above, you can click on either PDF manuals or Rudi's manuals and find owner's/operator's, service, parts, and implement manuals.
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