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New Cub Owner and member to this awesome site!

Postby rockfarmer » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:53 pm

Hello everyone!

I just joined this forum after reading so many awesome posts following the purchase of my first cub tractor. I found it recently while traveling on a business trip though the south listed on one of those online search sites. It was advertised as "a '59 Cub". I had never seen a cub before, and did not know exactly what to look for. The tractor cranked right up and had good oil pressure. I drove it around going through all the gears, checked touch controls, PTO etc. all worked fine. Serial # plate was missing, but for $800 I was willing to take a risk. After loading it up, the seller announced that the 12 volt battery was not part of the deal...in exchange he gave me what he thought was a 6 volt coil and a set of discs that was on the tractor when he purchased it. I am guessing that he used the 12 volt battery to crank the tractor only?

I would like to restore this tractor to original. I feel pretty comfortable with the mechanical part but have very little confidence regarding the electrical. I would like to try the 6 volt system since it is original and everything may already be in place. Can you tell by the photo attached if everything is in place to run 6 volts?

PS...after scraping 50+ years of accumulation off the tractor,it appears to be a '62 with an Engine serial # 23239779 and "H" stamps on all major parts.
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Re: New Cub Owner and member to this awesome site!

Postby rockfarmer » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:56 pm

Correction...Engine serial # is 239779.

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Re: New Cub Owner and member to this awesome site!

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:35 am

That engine number tracks to May 1962. The serial number would have been 220600 plus or minus about 60. From what can be seen in the picture, it looks like you have a pretty complete and mostly original 6-volt system. The coil has been replaced with an aftermarket part.

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Re: New Cub Owner and member to this awesome site!

Postby randallc » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:59 am

Howdy and a big welcome to the forum from Arkansas. Sounds like you made a great find. Enjoy your Cub. You probably already know that you can look up and download most all the information and manuals at the top of each page thanks to those who built and have maintained this site.
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Re: New Cub Owner and member to this awesome site!

Postby Stanton » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:30 am

Congratulations on buying your first Cub and welcome to the forum! I'd say you got a sweet deal indeed!

As Jim said, the coil (rusty black cylinder strapped on top of the distributor) may be 12V, so will need to be verified and/or replaced with a 6V coil. Can't remember what other items will need to be changed out, but you might do a SEARCH for 6V conversions and see what hits you get.

Again, welcome.
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Re: New Cub Owner and member to this awesome site!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:17 am

Welcome aboard. Sounds like you got a good deal.
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Re: New Cub Owner and member to this awesome site!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:15 am

Welcome to the forum.

Check your PM file I just sent you a message.
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