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farmall cub repair

Postby Williamb » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:56 pm

I think my cub exceeds my ability to fix it. I have a battery killing electrical system, a sticky governor, and now a leaky radiator. I live in St Tammany parish Louisiana and would like to find someone willing to tackle the repairs. If anyone can suggest someone it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby ctltmp » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:06 pm

There are several on the site in Lousiana. Possibly on of them might be interested. I think if you're mechanically inclined, and have the time with some help from the forum you should be able to make the repairs.
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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Williamb » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:46 pm

Maybe at the next cub fest in Bogalusa? I have tried to lubricate the outside fittings to the governor and feel a little daunted to crack it open. I recently put a one wire alternator on the tractor and suspect that may be the electrical problem. No clue about the radiator I was too frustrated to even look. The tractor is currently being punished by being left in the field. Mainly because it wouldn't start after hilling my garden.

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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:47 pm

if you dont mind bringing it to bogalusa , la. in a couple weeks , the louisiana cubfest is a great starting place . lots of good folks that would love to help you out . two days of everyone looking for something to work on , and these guys know what they are doing :!: . i'll be there with a tranny project . March 20-21 . great food , great people , and lots of cubs . you will be glad you went , coppersmythe.................................PS: FREE :!: ( donations jar available on site . )

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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby ctltmp » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:27 pm

coppersmythe wrote:if you dont mind bringing it to bogalusa , la. in a couple weeks , the louisiana cubfest is a great starting place . lots of good folks that would love to help you out . two days of everyone looking for something to work on , and these guys know what they are doing :!: . i'll be there with a tranny project . March 20-21 . great food , great people , and lots of cubs . you will be glad you went , coppersmythe.................................PS: FREE :!: ( donations jar available on site . )


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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:00 pm

I, too, strongly encourage you to attend the LA Cubfest, if you possibly can. Those folks should be able to get you fixed up or at least headed in the right direction!
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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby WaMoo » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:58 pm

Williamb wrote:I think my cub exceeds my ability to fix it. I have a battery killing electrical system, a sticky governor, and now a leaky radiator. I live in St Tammany parish Louisiana and would like to find someone willing to tackle the repairs. If anyone can suggest someone it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Bill
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I’d just like to add that when I first got my Cub, I had no natural mechanical abilities. But, with the manuals and the help of the knowledgeable folks on this board, I started tackling some projects on my Cub. Small at first, but each success boosted my confidence and then I stepped up my game a notch. What I first found intimidating turned out to be a fairly simple machine. Don’t be afraid to ask questions here. This is by far the best forum, and most supportive, that I belong to. Best of luck with your Cub. They really are great tractors!
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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Cub-Bud » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:22 pm

Some of the best Farmall Cub mechanics in this country will be at Buddy's in a couple of weeks. Bring it and you will leave there with a better running tractor and a big smile :D on your face :!:
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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Clubless » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:37 pm

I agree with WaMoo...folks on here can help walk you through most repairs, especially if you post pictures of your problem. I am constantly amazed by what the experts on here can assess from pictures. Use the “member” finder to see if a board member lives close by, if so I’m sure they would be willing to stop by and help you.
Ask questions and post pictures!
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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Williamb » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:49 am

Thanks for all the support. I did make cub fest last year but didn't bring the tractor. This year I definitely will show up.
This tractor was an original purchase by my brother in laws' family in the 1950s. It sat unused in their field for years and was finally passed down to me. It wasn't in the best shape. I have been using it every year to hill and cultivate my vegetable garden but struggle to keep it running.

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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Williamb » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:32 pm

Is the Bogalusa cub fest still being held at Hope and
Buddy's and does anyone have the exact address?

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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:37 pm

Yes, same location. 13364 Highway 21 South, Bogalusa, LA
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Re: farmall cub repair

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:40 pm

Yes, here is the address:
13364 Highway 21 South
Bogalusa, LA 70427

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