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Thanks and another question!

Postby Clip » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:47 am

Finally got the Cub running after a long fight with the ignition system! I must have timed the thing 12 times to make sure it wasn't 180° out. Thanks for all the help!

Ended up replacing plugs, plug wires and coil. Also went through the magneto and cleaned, regreased and replaced all gaskets when I changed the coil. It fired up with ease after everything was back together, and I've slowly been working my way through the rest of it. Got the gear oil in the transmission and final drives replaced, and last night I was able to mount the 54A blade for the first time in my memory, at least 20 years! When it was brought home it was carrying a Pennington mower deck, and the 54A and 193 plows sat idle and got shuffled around as space was needed elsewhere. Looks like the previous owner did some serious snow moving with it, as it's got the floating link, plow extension and he's burned through one of the shoes and had the other one replaced.

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I'm getting ready to go pick up new tires soon, but one of my rear rims is starting to flake badly at the bead where it sat in the dirt for years. Has anyone had experience repairing/rebuilding the bead edge?

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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby Stanton » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:31 am

Saw an article in Red Power Magazine some time back that went through the steps of repairing a wheel rim. Someone on here may chime in soon. Would think if you had the equipment (which it appears you do), that you could cut out and match the metal thickness and weld in a new piece. If you don't want to mess with it, you might put up a WANTED ad in the VINE section for a rim in better shape.

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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby danovercash » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:38 am

I replaced my preferated rim with one from JP Tractor. Very satisfied. Make sure to ask for Firestone or Goodyear rim if it makes a difference to you (4 rivets versus 2). I cut up the old rim and scrapped it. Saved the valve stem area. Easier to replace than repair, IMHO.
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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:23 pm

If you can weld, I can probably furnish you a piece from one that is similar (rusted out on the bottom). I'd just need to check with the owner who is temporarily storing it here.

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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby Clip » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:58 pm

Welding isn't a problem, I'll see if I can get a better picture of the damaged area and a few measurements. Thanks for the generous offer!

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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby Doodle » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:28 pm

You seem to be in the same stages as I am with mine. I ordered tires today from HamiltonBobs. Best price for quality of tires I could find and they are unbelievable helpful and curtious.

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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby Scrivet » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:52 pm

danovercash wrote:.......... Saved the valve stem area. ...........
You saved a hole? :shock: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby danovercash » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:00 pm

Yep Scrivet, iffin you need another hole in your rim, I got you covered!
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Re: Thanks and another question!

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:22 pm

Scrivet wrote:
danovercash wrote:.......... Saved the valve stem area. ...........
You saved a hole? :shock: :wink: :lol:

I had a drawer full of holes of all different sizes but now I can't find any of them,
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