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Finally picked up my cub

Postby rszjnhall » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:01 am

Well I got my Cub this weekend but can't get it started. Will turn, but not fire. I've got voltage to the coil, but no spark at the points. Will try replacing the points first, then the coil if that doesn't work. Any other suggestions on a 59 cub? Won't let me upload a pic - says file too large....

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Re: Finally picked up my cub

Postby rszjnhall » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:02 am

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Re: Finally picked up my cub

Postby Shane Nelson » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:25 am

Take some sandpaper or a small file and sand the points before replacing them and see if it will crank. If they are burnt up you will be better off replacing them but most of the time a simple filing will do it.
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Re: Finally picked up my cub

Postby rszjnhall » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:43 pm

Cub - thanks for the pointer - we sanded the points down and got much further than we had, the tractor wanted to start. We ended up pulling the tractor with a truck and popping the clutch, and got it running! Started up on its own after that, but the starter seems to be slipping of the flywheel when it's about to start. Is that normal with these, or should I pull the start and put a new bendix on it? Thanks again for the tip!

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Re: Finally picked up my cub

Postby Eugene » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:54 pm

Did you check to see that the oil pump was working before pull starting the tractor? Oil pressure after pull starting the tractor?

If not, prime the oil pump.
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Re: Finally picked up my cub

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:06 am

rszjnhall wrote:.....the starter seems to be slipping of the flywheel when it's about to start. Is that normal with these, or should I pull the start and put a new bendix on it?

Also check the wear on the ring gear. The gear usually stops in the same 1 or 2 spots most of the time so it wears unevenly. If so, you can replace it, rotate it to a different location or flip it over. Any of these require splitting the tractor.

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Re: Finally picked up my cub

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:30 am

BE CAREFUL PULL STARTING THE TRACTOR. These tractors use the engine as the "frame" so you will bust the engine block apart pulling it like that. If you must do so, always hitch your chain from the rear of the tractor and run it to the front.
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