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k hutchins
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Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Sat May 09, 2020 2:11 pm

What was l thinking
There was an estate auction a couple counties away, but they had online bidding, and l won, or did l?
It's another '48, the same as l already have, handlift (same as l'm used to) and l got it for a good price as long as the information is good. I went into this sight unseen except for the pictures posted.
According to the info, it ran when it was parked, well we all know that story. Also said it needs points and condensor. No problem, l've got those on the shelf. It also has two very flat front tires. Not sure if the tires are the problem of just tubes, but since the tires are pancaked and probably been that way for a while, they'll probably need replacing. I'm excited :{_}: but cautiously so.
I'll post pics when l get it home. Until then :hattip: :tractor:

Hutch
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 new Cub today

Postby Barnyard » Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 pm

Congrats on the new addition.

1948 and manual lift make me curious. Is it a long ear dash or a trimmed dash.
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Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Sat May 09, 2020 4:22 pm

Not sure yet, as l said, l bought it sight unseen except pictures. It's serial number started with 21. When l chkd , that puts it's manufacture in May l believe.
I know l'll never catch you, l just came across this online auction by chance.
I'll know more when l get it home.
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 new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Sat May 09, 2020 4:32 pm

Correction ser# 23215, and it appears to be a longear Barnyard.
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 new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Mon May 25, 2020 2:22 pm

Well l got it home, and finally got the chance to start working on it.
Bought a used mag from another forum member, got the distributor off and ready to install mag (#1 at TDC and timing notch lined up after wire brushing to find it), when l discovered that l didn't have the "angle washer" needed for the top stud. So what does an old farmer's son do? I made one out of a piece of angle iron l had laying around. Good thing l had the one from mine to copy. I'll work on installing it another day. Got too hot in the garage.
I also installed the rebuilt carb l purchased from JP Salvage. The problem there is. I also purchased a new fuel line from TM and something isn't matching up with threads. Either the carb threads need to be heliocoiled, or the fuel line came with the wrong size (too small) fitting. I'll wait for another day on that as well.
Right now she's sitting topless in my garage. There are a few more little issues l didn't anticipate, but that's ok, l've got all summer. Next time l'll post some pics.
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 new Cub today

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon May 25, 2020 2:50 pm

Hutch, if you have calipers, the drill size for a 1/2-20 thread should be .4531 (29/64). If the ID inside the threads is larger, it may have had a 1/4 NPT fitting in it before. If so, you should probably call JP back, unless there is someone close by that has the pilot jig to helicoil the inlet.
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k hutchins
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Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Mon May 25, 2020 3:01 pm

Oh l'll be calling JP, but today is a holiday so l'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Thanks for the input, Alderman's and Steiner are just up the road from me, not sure if they do that. I also hate to pay to have something fixed that was bought in good faith. Besides the fact that it took2 wks to arrive through snail mail.
I'll let everyone know what happens.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

k hutchins
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Woods 59 C3
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Cub 22 mower
Cub 172 one row planter
Original manuals for all the above
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Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Tue May 26, 2020 10:51 am

Just got off the phone with John at JP Salvage. He apologized for the inconvenience and said he'll ship me another carb. When it's installed and everything is good, l'll ship the other one back, at his expense. Good customer service there!
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Cub 172 one row planter
Original manuals for all the above
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Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Sun May 31, 2020 3:18 pm

***UPDATE***

JP Tractor Salvage sent me a different carb. All is good with it as far as l can tell. Got it installed, but l have a few other issues before l can attempt to try it.

Today l also changed the oil filter and drained the pan. Yes l even remembered to prime the oil pump. I'm not sure how much you need to squirt in for priming, but l probably got 2-3 tablespoons in it.
One issue l'm dealing with is some PO must have tried to coat the fuel tank. When l looked down from the fill hole l could see that the coating was all globbed up on the bottom and was even covering the hole in the bottom going to the sediment bowl. As l tried to clear it off l found that the coating (which has the consistancyof thick dried latex paint) started peeling away and breaking up. So now l'm faced with trying to get as much of it peeled off and cleaned out as l can.
Does anyone know of a solvent for this stuff that be poured in and dissolve it? The problem being, l can't get towards the back past the baffle, or sides up near the top. The curious part is the tank where this stuff peeled off is clean. No sign of rust or obvious holes.
Any ideas to aid in this would be appreciated.

Thanks
Hutch
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Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby john2189 » Sun May 31, 2020 8:35 pm

Sorry to hear about the tank. Maybe take it to a radiator repair place or someone that coats gas tanks and have them clean it. They have the dip tanks to deal with it. Or find a good replacement hood and tank.

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Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby Glen » Sun May 31, 2020 10:37 pm

k hutchins wrote:Today l also changed the oil filter and drained the pan. Yes l even remembered to prime the oil pump. I'm not sure how much you need to squirt in for priming, but l probably got 2-3 tablespoons in it.


Hi,
I fill the oil inlet hole in the oil filter housing until the passage is full. It usually doesn't take lots of oil. :)

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Cub 172 one row planter
Original manuals for all the above
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Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:11 am

:D Ok I promised pictures so hopefully this works.
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PO installed this. Wondering if an original plug will still fit
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PO installed this. Wondering if an original plug will still fit

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PO installed this. Wondering if an original plug will still fit

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Tried to get pics of the inside of the tank. In the corner of the pics you can see some of the "liner" I need to removem
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Rebuilt carb from JP Tractor installed
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"New" magneto installed
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Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
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Cub 172 one row planter
Original manuals for all the above
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:26 am

Well it kinda worked. I don't know why it posted the same pic 3 times.
Still looking for help with my fuel tank lining issue. Later today l'll be trying to remove more of the loose stuff.
I picked up one of those "in tank" filters from Steiner yesterday in case l can't get all the loose stuff out, at least it shouldn't get into the system to cause issues.
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 new Cub today

Postby Glen » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:37 pm

Hi,
An original style oil drain plug should fit if the threads in the oil pan are still the original size.
A 1948 Cub used the square headed plug.
TM Tractor has them.

You can edit your post and remove some of the pics if you want. :)

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Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
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1948 snow/grading blade
Woods 59 C3
Cub 144 cultivator
Cub 22 mower
Cub 172 one row planter
Original manuals for all the above
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Bought a new Cub today

Postby k hutchins » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:19 am

Thanks Glen
I wasn't sure if having a PO install a pipe like that would have messed up the threads. I was looking for an opinion before l ordered a new plug. Didn't feel like draining my existing '48 to try the plug for size, but l guess as long as l drain into a clean container, l can just pour it back in when l'm done.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:


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