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New to Cub Question

Postby Jeeper75 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:51 am

Hello, everyone, new to the tractor scene, even though I do not even own one Yet! Went and looked at a 49 cub last night close to Dayton ohio. It stared up and ran pretty good. But when adjusting the throttle, the 1st notch was idle, 2nd kind of a high idle, and the 3rd notch it sounded as if she was going full bore. Is that normal? Seemed to be ruinning right on its edge and there were still more notches. I dare not go any further. I did not buy, but am l wanting to see whats normal and whats not. Thanks Brad

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Re: New to Cub Question

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat May 19, 2018 9:53 am

The situation you've described is not normal. Some Possible causes, throttle adjustment needed, governor needs attention (spring, weights, bearings, others), wear in throttle linkage/connections. There are some more I'm sure. Others may chime in. The lever on the governor where the rod from the hand throttle connects has to move freely when the engine is not running. Cleaning and lubrication of the shaft and pivot may help.

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Re: New to Cub Question

Postby Barnyard » Sat May 19, 2018 10:18 am

Jeeper75, Welcome to the forum. You are only a little over an hour from one of the biggest CubFests around. It will be held June 1st and 2nd in Harrison, Ohio. As a new person to Cubs, you would find it to be a great place to learn much about Cubs. Many of the forum members will be here all weekend sharing a lot of knowledge. Who knows, you might even find a decent Cub for sale in the area.

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Re: New to Cub Question

Postby Jeeper75 » Sat May 19, 2018 2:14 pm

Thanks for the replies guys, hoping to find a cub soon, and maybe check out the cubfest near Cincinnati. thanks

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Re: New to Cub Question

Postby k hutchins » Sat May 19, 2018 8:32 pm

I had that issue a few years back with my 48. It was the govenor, the pin that connects the weights to the shaft had worked it's way out so it only gave you idle or WOT. It was an easy fix once we diiscovered what the problem was, and l'm not a mechanic.
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