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New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby 57j2olds » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:15 am

Hello I’m in new Cub owner.

I’m going through and lubricating all points right now. I have a question regarding two oil fill holes by the magneto.

I don’t know how to upload photos however one fill plug is More towards rear of tractor and one closer to front.

What do I put in these fill holes and how much?

Thanks

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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby inairam » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:59 pm

At the top, there is "quick links" , PDF manual, [Farmall Cub] and service and maintenance manuals are there
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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby tmays » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:44 pm

Only see one by my magneto. Maybe you’re referring to generator also. Don’t have generator on mine. Anyway, it gets two or three drops of engine oil in those places. I assume you mean the holes covered with a cap. Springloaded usually, but springs give way over time on some. Manual will tell you the number of drops. I can’t remember the number
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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby Glen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:55 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the website.
If you are talking about the ignition system, it sounds like it probably has a Battery Ignition unit, not a magneto.
Only the Battery Ignition unit has 2 places to grease. You have to remove the plugs, and buy a grease fitting to screw in the holes, the fitting is a bigger size base than the others on a Cub.
You can buy 1 fitting, and grease 1 place at a time, the guys on here have recommended putting the plugs in again when done, so it isn't greased too often.
You need a big screwdriver for the plugs, that fits the slots well.

Below is a page from the 1955 Cub owner's manual showing greasing the Battery Ignition unit. You can identify if it is one from the pics. The magneto has 1 oil cup, not plugs.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2041.jpg

Below is the 1955 Cub owner's manual. The experts on here recommend reading it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
It has the type of electrical system a 1953 Cub originally had. There are magneto pics on page 28. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html
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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:01 pm

He may be talking about the 2 oil cups for the generator...if so, just oil. They are right below the holes in the hood on the right hand side. As mentioned, the springs often are broken, and the little caps might be missing.

Of course, I have never had a cub with a mag, so I may be way off base...very common for this dingbat!!
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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby 57j2olds » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 am

The plugs I am talking about have slots that are removed with a screwdriver.
How do I upload photos?

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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby 57j2olds » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:58 am

So if these plugs are for grease, then I remove them both, fill one until it appears in the other?

Thanks

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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:20 am

Those ARE the grease plugs that Glen wrote about. And as he said, you remove the plug and insert a grease fitting. You can leave the fittings in, but they are not frequently greased. The rear one has a small hole opposite it, so you pump until you get fresh grease coming out. The forward one is filling the base, and you just add a few pumps, with no visible outlet.
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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby 57j2olds » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:42 am

ok, Thanks

Anyway I can pump some grease in there without putting a fitting in there?

Advantages of putting fittings in there?

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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:53 am

The fitting is needed to allow the grease gun to force the grease in. Without it the grease would more than likely not reach the bushings. Welcome to the Forum. Don't hesitate to ask questions, there is a treasure trove of experience and knowledge here, and the best part is no one is judgmental!

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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby 57j2olds » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:33 pm

Thank you.

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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby Farmer Dell » Fri May 28, 2021 6:48 am

I'm doing some lubrication inspecting on my 53 also, thanks for asking these questions... I have two manuals, but these guys really know what's, what, even when you are using the manual!

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Re: New owner of 1953 Cub

Postby Farmer Dell » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:18 pm

Dale Finch wrote:He may be talking about the 2 oil cups for the generator...if so, just oil. They are right below the holes in the hood on the right hand side. As mentioned, the springs often are broken, and the little caps might be missing.

Of course, I have never had a cub with a mag, so I may be way off base...very common for this dingbat!!
:lol:


Dale, sorry for taking so long to get back, honestly; I forgot about this post. I was speaking about the oil cups for the generator. Thanks for the response, the oil looked good. :hattip:


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