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Hello! I'm from Washington State and I inherited a 1947 or 1948 Farmall Cub from my father-in-law. It ran last year when I trailered it from his house to my shop. I would like to restore it when the time permits. Great photos on here to tell me how it should look.
Several questions from a newbie who's never owned a tractor before:
It won't start presently; it will turn over but that's it. I changed the fuel filter, still wouldn't start. When I unscrewd the muffler and poured a little gas down the carb, it would chug, indicating spark, but still wouldn't start. What can a beginner do to try and fix?
Any recommendations? Went to the troubleshooting page here, but info is sparse. Is there a service manual available online?
Please also respond to my email, email@example.com if you could since I am a newbie. Thanks!
Welcome to the Forum!
Do you have spark? If so, disconnect the hose from the carb inlet and spray a bit of carb cleaner/ether in the intact and turn the tractor over. If it fires then look to carb or fuel lines for an issue. If it doesn't look to timing or spark on the plugs.
Congrats on the Cub, and let us know how things progress!
G'day to you and congrats to you on becoming the keeper of the family Cub
The first thing that I would suggest is to become familiar with the Cub via the manuals such as the - McCormick-Deering Farmall Cub Owner's Manual 5-23-47.
There are many resources available to our members as I am sure you will find out shortly and of course what you have found already. Suggest that you repost your questions in the main Farmall Cub Forum and our members will gladly help you get your Cub running.
A big welcome to the forum from the Emerald Isle, This is the best tractor forum on the planet, and the most helpful guys also. Enjoy your cub, with their help you will soon have her up and running.
Thanks folks! I will start posting in the main forum as suggested.
Be ready for some stupid questions from a recently retired military guy who never owned a tractor but is will to start from scratch.
Thanks Raymond. Yes, I get a "chug chug" when I sprayed ether in the intake port (after I found it), but it won't run. Will have to find the distributor (haven't done that since my high school hot rod days) and check it out.
Welcome to the best Farmall Forum on the web from N. Fla.
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You are not the first Veteran in that circumstance, there are many of us here
Welcome to the forum from another retired vet, (USAF)
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H
Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers
Welcome to the forum! I am a new member myself and everyone here is so helpful.
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