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Hour Meter

Postby Fireman Bob » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:07 pm

Hello everyone,
Im looking for the PDF manual for the optional hour meter.
I searched the archives and saw a reference that someone scanned it to the manual section but I have not been able to locate it.
I am mainly looking for the page that gives the measurements for the mounting holes when mounting on the hood support.
was it on the steering column on different years too?
thanks

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Re: Hour Meter

Postby clm2112 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:37 pm

If you have no luck finding the manual page, the gauge appears to be a standard 2". I did my hour meter install by just using the light switch hole as the center of the 2" hole. Used a scribe to mark the circumference of the hole, nibbled it out with a 1/8th inch drill bit, and ground it to the scribe line for the finished hole.

The factory gauge has a large flange around the clock bezel compared to other gauges, but the body looks like a regular 2".

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Re: Hour Meter

Postby Chipmaker » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:53 am

Here is a link to one Ricky has, tach w/hr. meter mounted on steering column.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93350&p=737101&hilit=hour+meter#p737101
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Re: Hour Meter

Postby clm2112 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:02 am

That's cool. I didn't know there was a mechanical tach drive available. Not the same as the smaller electric engine hour meter, but cool none the less.

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Re: Hour Meter

Postby Chipmaker » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:02 am

Scroll down on this link, it has dimensions and pictures.


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75404
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Re: Hour Meter

Postby Glen » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi,
Here are pages from the Cub parts book showing the tachometer, and the hour meter.
The tach works on Cubs with serial number 192113 and above, like it says at the top of the page. The Battery Ignition Unit casting is different than the Cubs older than that. The older ones had no drive hole. Ricky said it worked to replace the casting with a newer one that has the drive hole.
The 3rd page below is from a Cub owner's manual. :)

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 011-02.jpg

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 011-03.jpg

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-42.jpg

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Re: Hour Meter

Postby Fireman Bob » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:00 pm

Thanks a lot for the replies everyone....especially the drilling diagram reference sent by cub, just what I was looking for.
I picked up the electric hour meter at our local tractor show for 5 bucks but looks like I may be in it for quite a bit more by the time I get the pressure switch, metal bracket and rubber mount .(needle in a haystack?!?!!)
Does anyone know what year they went from the electric type to the mechanical one that Ricky has pictured or did they use both styles through the years?
Almost done with the restoration...just finishing up the bells and whistles!!
Thanks again for the friendly community

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Re: Hour Meter

Postby Glen » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:01 am

Hi,
Serial number 192113 was late in 1955, when the tachometer came out on the Cub. I don't know how long they used the other hour meter after that, or if they did. Maybe Jim Becker knows about them. :)

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Re: Hour Meter

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:05 pm

I haven't seen any evidence that the hour meters were ever installed at the factory. They were a dealer or customer installed accessory. The 1964 Parts Merchandiser catalog still has them listed So the dealer could order the package and install it at least that late. But the list of tractors it was available for only included the letter series tractors. Clearly, Harvester only expected them to be installed on tractors from before the tachometer was available.

By the way, the same package applied to all 6-volt tractors. One other applied to all the 12-volt tractors.


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