Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby coppersmythe » Wed May 30, 2018 10:13 am

welcome to the forum from the hot sticky deep south . too cool mr. flemming . that u.s. marshall aid sticker may be the only one in existence on a cub, take care to save it . she is a looker ( with quite a history :lol: ) . enjoy the trip , and dont hesitate to seek help here on this forum . great bunch of guys and gals , and also a wealth of cub knowledge . we even have a few cub PHD's :!: coppersmythe........................................

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Jim Becker » Wed May 30, 2018 10:54 am

coppersmythe wrote:. . . that u.s. marshall aid sticker may be the only one in existence on a cub, take care to save it . . .

It just occurred to me, the Economic Cooperation Act (Marshall plan) was enacted in April of 1948. Although there was aid to Europe prior to that date, that sticker would not have existed until then. Thus the sticker indicates the hood/tank was from either 1948 or later.

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby coppersmythe » Wed May 30, 2018 6:00 pm

Jim , you are one of the cub PHD's i was bragging on . a wealth of information that we need to protect . Can we think of a way to make sure this "bank" of knowledge does not get "lost" . coppersmythe..................................................................P.S. : Mr. Flemming , YOU HAVE A GEM :!:

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Mrblanche » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:09 pm

Flemmingth wrote:It is not pretty - yet :(


I was born 5 years after your Cub was made, and I'm uglier than it is!

Just in passing, my mother's family emigrated from Denmark, sometime around 1890.

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Dusty B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:33 pm

Welcome to a friendly and helpful group of Cub fans! Always interesting to hear from Cub owners from other countries!! Dusty B
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Cubfriend » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:46 pm

Welcome to the forum Flemmingth, You have a nice Cub to play with. I will be looking forward to watching your progress. There is a wealth of knowledge here on this forum. Don’t be shy about asking questions.
Frank

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Flemmingth » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:18 pm

It seems that it's time for an update.

Dismantling in progress
Dismantling in progress.jpg

Cooling water bottom - bvadr !
Cooling water bottom.jpg

Engine removal
Engine removal.jpg

What's left
What's left.jpg
Due to lack of space, I'll complete the front part, turn the Cub and then do the rear part.

New homemade governor fork
New home made governor fork.jpg

New wear sleeve on fan belt pulley
New wear sleeve on fan belt pulley.jpg


To be continued . . .
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Flemmingth » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:34 pm

Crank shaft arrested for fan belt pulley installation
Crank shaft arrested.jpg

Fan belt pulley installation with home made tool
Fan belt pulley installation.jpg

Engine ready for installation, cleaned in- and outside, painted, new gaskets and seals, valves adjusted and . .
Engine ready for installation.jpg

Engine installed and rebuild in progress
Engine installed and rebuild in progress.jpg

Front wheels ready for rubber
Front wheels ready for rubber.jpg


Due to sparring with you great people on this forum, I have not encountered big problems so far, and if I do in future, it's good to know, where to get help. THANK YOU ! !
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby k hutchins » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:50 pm

It's coming along and looking great! Thanks for the update and pictures.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Cubfriend » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:12 am

What a difference! Nice work! Looking forward to more updates. You are doing a great job!
Frank

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Stanton » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:58 am

Great job, Flemming! You do very nice work. I like the reproduction of the governor fork and your front pulley mounting method. And I really like those front wheels!!

The sludge in the bottom of the front bolster is the same color as the pumpkin pie we ate at Thanksgiving last month. Ugh!

You're coming along fine. Glad the forum could help out and see your progress! Keep going!!
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Cubfriend » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:21 am

Stanton wrote:Great job, Flemming! You do very nice work. I like the reproduction of the governor fork and your front pulley mounting method. And I really like those front wheels!!

The sludge in the bottom of the front bolster is the same color as the pumpkin pie we ate at Thanksgiving last month. Ugh!

You're coming along fine. Glad the forum could help out and see your progress! Keep going!!


Stanton, I hope the pumpkin pie tasted better than that sludge.
Frank

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby 1954Frank » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 am

Congratulations! And good luck with your Cub. One of the main things is to enjoy it Safely.
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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby Scrivet » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:41 pm

Cubfriend wrote:
Stanton wrote:Great job, Flemming! You do very nice work. I like the reproduction of the governor fork and your front pulley mounting method. And I really like those front wheels!!

The sludge in the bottom of the front bolster is the same color as the pumpkin pie we ate at Thanksgiving last month. Ugh!

You're coming along fine. Glad the forum could help out and see your progress! Keep going!!


Stanton, I hope the pumpkin pie tasted better than that sludge.

I hope nobody tasted the sludge to make that comparison! :shock:

Flemmingth, it's looking great! Thanks for keeping us updated with lots of pictures. We all enjoy pictures! :{_}:

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Re: Bought a '47 Cub the other day.

Postby IHCFan1950 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:23 pm

Looking good! Keep it up!
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