New Member from WA Sate

Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:45 pm

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, tjhall31@hotmail.com if you could since I am a newbie. Thanks!

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:12 pm

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!

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:28 pm

G'day to you and congrats :applause: to you on becoming the keeper of the family Cub :D

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 :big smirk: 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.

Image to Farmallcub.com :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:13 pm

Hi Smarg,
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.
Donegal Cub. :mrgreen:

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:47 pm

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.

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:57 pm

RaymondDurban wrote: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!


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.

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:06 pm

Welcome to the best Farmall Forum on the web from N. Fla.
Bill

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:36 pm

Smarg wrote:Be ready for some stupid questions from a recently retired military guy who never owned a tractor but is will to start from scratch.


You are not the first Veteran in that circumstance, there are many of us here :D

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:00 am

Welcome to the forum from another retired vet, (USAF)

Re: New Member from WA Sate

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:27 pm

Welcome to the forum! I am a new member myself and everyone here is so helpful.

Chris