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1953 cub wiring diagram

Postby 1953vacub » Tue May 18, 2021 10:28 pm

Hello this is my first post so hope I'm in the right place. I have a 1953 cub it is still original 6volt system and uses a voltage regulator. All the wires are old and need replaced. I baught the service manual and the diagram in it is different than my tractor. Also every search iv done on internet has a different headlight switch than mine. Mine does not have the fuse on the switch it is a 3 position switch with a fuse holder on the dash. Any pictures or a steer in the right direction would be greatly appriciated.

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Re: 1953 cub wiring diagram

Postby tractorpoor » Tue May 18, 2021 11:02 pm

Assuming it is a 53 and battery ignition I believe this is the correct diagram.

Cub 210 000 and below 6V Battey ignition.pdf
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Re: 1953 cub wiring diagram

Postby Glen » Tue May 18, 2021 11:07 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the website.
The electrical systems on Cubs changed some over the years.
If you have a manual made for newer Cubs, it may not have wiring diagrams for earlier Cubs.
The 3 position light switch is correct, it was used from mid 1950 - mid 1958.
The 4 position switch with the fuse on the back of it was used before mid 1950.

The Cub operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1955 Cub operator's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1, and the index begins on page 70.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14.
It has wiring diagrams, on page 38, the numbers in the pic are explained on the next page, page 39.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

It shows the electrical system that a 1955, and 1953 Cub originally had.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.
They have said on here that IH didn't make a new manual every year.

The Touch Control fluid mentioned in the manual for the Touch Control, was changed later to Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.
There are other brands, be sure it works with IH hydraulic systems before buying one.

I would check or change all the oils before using the Cub. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Cub, the transmission, and 2 final drives.

The transmissions in Cubs commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time.

The air cleaner is an oil bath air cleaner. Dirt that is sucked in settles to the bottom of the oil cup. It should have clean, light motor oil in the oil cup to work right.

There are 2 pages gone in the lube section, pages 19 and 20.
Below are pages from the manual made after this one with the missing info. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2026.jpg

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2027.jpg

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2029.jpg

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Re: 1953 cub wiring diagram

Postby 1953vacub » Wed May 19, 2021 12:03 am

Thank you guys very much both answers help alot. You are right about the trans being full of water that's what started this project a noisy trans bearing snowballed into a trans and drives rebuild then a paint job while it was all apart figured might as well attempt a rewire while it's all apart in the shop. Thanks again

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Re: 1953 cub wiring diagram

Postby Dale Finch » Wed May 19, 2021 7:58 am

Oh yeah!! You've been bit!! :lol: :lol:

These little guys provide lots of opportunities for fun (as well as frustration!), so relax and enjoy it! Now that you have a couple posts, you can access all the free manuals via the above left QUICK LINKS > PDF MANUALS.

Also above, via CUB INFO, you'll find RUDI'S MANUAL'S. Through those links, you should be able to find the correct manual for your year cub. There is also a link to the various wiring diagrams.

Welcome, and have fun! :hattip:
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Re: 1953 cub wiring diagram

Postby 1953vacub » Wed May 19, 2021 10:35 pm

Iv looked up the diagram for mine but still not exactly shure what's going on. My serial number is 179299 which I believe to be a1953. The diagram shown shows no wire to the distributor but mine has one running from negative side of the coil to the distributor. Am I missing something or has a past owner wired it wrong?

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Re: 1953 cub wiring diagram

Postby Glen » Thu May 20, 2021 1:35 am

Hi,
Yes, that serial number is a 1953 Cub, near the end of the 1953 production.
It is shown at the top of the page at Cub Info, then go to Serial Number Lookup.

The original system is positive ground. The battery is connected with the negative cable going to the starter, and the positive cable to ground.

There has to be a short wire going from the positive post on the coil, to the post on the side of the distributor.
The wire from the ignition switch to the coil is connected to the negative post on the coil.

They are shown in the operator's manual I posted above, on page 38. :)


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