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New member Michigan

Postby Steve wil » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:11 pm

Hello,
Any concoctions you have had luck with to clean up 70 years of grease mixed with field soil baked on to the 48 Cub?

Steve

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Re: New member Michigan

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:45 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Try soaking to soften with a cleaner like Purple Power, Mean Green, etc and then pressure washer. Just be careful of the radiator, wiring harness, electrical components. Lots of it will probably need to have the bulk scraped off. JMHO

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Re: New member Michigan

Postby MiCarl » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:54 pm

Welcome to the forum neighbor!
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Re: New member Michigan

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:59 pm

Yeah, try scraping with a putty knife before you soak it with anything. I suggest a big sheet of cardboard on the ground before you start. Then you can just pick it up and dump it into the trash.

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Re: New member Michigan

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:08 am

Jim Becker wrote:Yeah, try scraping with a putty knife before you soak it with anything. I suggest a big sheet of cardboard on the ground before you start. Then you can just pick it up and dump it into the trash.

That's exactly what I have done...cardboard, putty knive &/or wide bladed screwdriver to get the bulk off, then wire brushes of various sizes, and THEN a solvent/cleaner like Purple Power. And have some spare cardboard for the second round!! Have fun...and WELCOME!
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Re: New member Michigan

Postby Urbish » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:53 am

Welcome to the forum from not far away in Manchester, MI!

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Re: New member Michigan

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:59 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New member Michigan

Postby coppersmythe » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:04 pm

elbow grease and some degreaser/pressure washer , but , as above good experience has said , be careful of where you hit it . turtle instead of the hair ....coppersmythe.........................................

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Re: New member Michigan

Postby Steve wil » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:07 am

Thanks everyone. Good progression the cub. Cleaned up well, oil change with pan gasket, carb main jet sprayed out and points filed with a new set of plugs. 70 year old machine runs as well if not better than any of the other tractors!

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Re: New member Michigan

Postby MiCarl » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 am

Steve wil wrote:Thanks everyone. Good progression the cub. Cleaned up well, oil change with pan gasket, carb main jet sprayed out and points filed with a new set of plugs. 70 year old machine runs as well if not better than any of the other tractors!


Yeah, I wish my 2 year old Simplicity ZTR would start half as easily as my 71 year old cub. :roll:
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Wood L306 Mower
Unknown 5' Single Gang Disc Harrow
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Re: New member Michigan

Postby Urbish » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:57 am

We love pictures! Post some when you get a chance.

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Re: New member Michigan

Postby ricky racer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:13 am

Welcome aboard!! You've found the best Cub website on the planet!! Like Jim said, we like pictures so post 'em if you've got 'em! :tractor:
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Re: New member Michigan

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:46 am

Welcome - Also from a long-distance neighbor!
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Re: New member Michigan

Postby Stanton » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:54 am

Steve wil wrote:Thanks everyone. Good progression the cub. Cleaned up well, oil change with pan gasket, carb main jet sprayed out and points filed with a new set of plugs. 70 year old machine runs as well if not better than any of the other tractors!


Missed your first post back in November, so I'll welcome you now!

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum:

Don't know if you have all the manuals to your Cub, but now that you have 2 posts, you can access all the free PDF downloads in the Manuals section. They are located via "Quick Links" in the upper left corner of your screen. Hit that and a pull-down appears where you'll find "PDF Manuals". Through that link, you'll be able to download an Owner's Manual (very strongly recommended) and any service manuals that interest you. You'll be able to familiarize yourself with your new-to-you Cub more quickly. Implement Manuals are also available.

Might also enjoy reading through this thread: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Take some pictures of your '48 Cub and post them. We’d like to see it. Agreed, when they're running, they sound pretty sweet.

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