kiwi cub

Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:16 pm

Have purchased a 1956 cub that i cannot get to run for any length of time. Starts up perfectly runs for a few minutes then cuts out. Plenty of fuel and spark. Any help would be most welcome. Thanks

Re: kiwi cub

Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:32 pm

Welcome to the board! By Kiwi Cub, do you mean from New Zealand? We have a few other members from down there here on the board.

Does pulling the choke out seem to help, or at least delay the tractor shutting off? Might try cleaning out the main jet.
Immediately after the tractor dies, does it still have a good spark? Might be the coil or condenser breaking down.

Re: kiwi cub

Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:10 am

Spark appears to be ok and i have never had to use choke it has always fired into life without it.Yes l am in New Zealand i own a lifestyle block 25k out of Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty

Re: kiwi cub

Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:47 am

Is vent in fuel cap working?

Re: kiwi cub

Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:36 am

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas.
Plenty of fuel?
Dribble or good fuel flow.
There is only one or two reasons on a gravity system to not have good fuel flow, of 1/2 a line full or better. Hold a container under the carb and pull the main jet, turn on fuel and see if it shuts down to a dribble in a short time.

Re: kiwi cub

Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:31 am

Welcome to the forum.

And thank you for teaching me a new word. I had to look it up.

A hobby farm (also called a lifestyle block in New Zealand) is a smallholding or small farm that is maintained without expectation of being a primary source of income.

Re: kiwi cub

Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:44 am

Welcome to the best Cub website on the planet!! :{_}: I agree with most of the others. Sounds like a fuel delivery problem to me.

Re: kiwi cub

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:04 pm


G'day to you and congrats :applause: on acquiring your 1st new to you Cub.

Sounds like fuel starvation issues to me. Since you have just acquired it, I would be checking the entire fuel system .. check for dirt in the tank, check and clean the fuel sediment bowl, check and clean the screen at the carb inlet, check the main metering jet - ensuring both the horizontal and the tiny longitudinal orifice are clean and clear of blockages. Use a piece of soft copper wire such as twisted pair/telephone cable to clean the small orifice. Do not use tip cleaners.

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