Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

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Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby PVF1799 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:17 pm

Today I took all the newly painted parts for the planter and fertilzer attachment and installed them on Rex '48. Everything went well until....I tried to connect the counter shaft chain to the drive gear on the rear wheel. The chain was at least 10 inches short. It was short because we never had the right spring - nor did we run the chain as shown in the manual.

We need to plant corn tomorrow - what was I going to do? Into the "Bill Hudson" named "Magic Barn" Started digging through the boxes of IH stuff still with IBM punch cards attached. Here's what I found.

1. Two brand new Cub Cultivator Shovels - Varnish still visible on the front surface.
2. At least 10 feet of the chain I needed for the countershaft drive - still painted blue. Some of it was red.
3. 4 NOS vegetable planter hoppers
4. 1 Large hopper for a planter
5. NOS hyrdraulic pump for FCUB
6. NOS Hyrdaulic Lines from Pump to touch-control unit.
7. NOS Davidson Air Breather - The kind with a mason jar attached FCUB size.
8. NOS Richmond Hopper and complete countershaft.

The list goes on and on. But I am not done. I went up to the other barn got poking around in Dad's collection. Here is what I found there.

1. The orginal Owner's Manual for my FCUB - Inside in my Dad's handwriting was the serial number that matches Rex'48 21005. Pretty happy to have that..
2. More drop forged wrenches that match the bolts on the Cub - We carried these in the Cub toolbox when I was kid.
3. A set of Craftsman sockets in a special case for Square Nuts.
4. I don't know how to define all the cool old stuff in that barn either.

It was quite a day at the farm.

Ken

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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby danovercash » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:03 pm

WOW! Magic barn indeed!!
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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:06 pm

Ken, You should spend less time painting and more time digging around in the magic barn. :D

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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby tmays » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:12 am

Bob McCarty wrote:Ken, You should spend less time painting and more time digging around in the magic barn. :D

Bob


Exactly :-)
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1961 Cub Cadet #16509
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197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:41 am

Given that I just found a NOS PTO pulley for the C22 mower - IBM card still attached - ya'll are probaly correct. That being said - I can't paint in the winter because of the size of my shop - so when it gets too cold to paint I'll have to get going in there.

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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:01 pm

Oh my goodness! Magic Barn indeed!

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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby clintmo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:02 pm

Ok, what's the deal with this magic barn?

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197x IH 990 Haybine
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Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby PVF1799 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:06 am

clintmo wrote:Ok, what's the deal with this magic barn?

Clint


Clint - it's a Bill Hudson name given to a barn at our farm. Here's why. In the early 1960's my father bought the inventory from a local IH Dealer that was closing. I was 5-6 years old at that time. The boxes and boxes of stuff got put into the Granary - in our Dutch Barn - Dad never really did anything with all that stuff.

The name started during the restoration of Rex '48 - I walked in there and after a short did found a NOS clutch for my 48.

Bill - Named it the Magic Barn from that day forward.
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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby clintmo » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:55 pm

Wow. So do you have any idea how much Cub stuff is in there?

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1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Location: Altamont, NY

Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby PVF1799 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:38 pm

Was taking the planter off Rex'48 today in the magic barn. I was drawn to the wooden door of the granary - I took a break - went into the IH inventory room. I moved some tin sheets - lifted the lid on a box and guess what I found?

A whole box of plow bolts, all sizes of square nuts and digging a bit deeper I located 7/16" keyed plow bolts - Yup - the ones I searched all over the internet for. Gonna have to spend more time in there - now all I need is the time.

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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby tmays » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:39 pm

Ken, I think you could charge admission to folks on this forum just to come take a look and you'd come out a rich man! :-)
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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:09 pm

I was thinking about making reservations for a weeks vacation at the Magic Barn. :D
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Re: Saturday at the Farm and Magic Barn

Postby Trent M » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:12 pm

Wow! Amazing all the stuff you have found!! 8)
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