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1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 2cubs » Thu May 05, 2022 12:07 am

After being on mothballs for several years I am getting the bug to work on this again. When I say bug, I mean my brothers grandson is bugging both me and my brother to get a cub running. He is 10 yrs. and wants to step up from the GT he has been driving so I rolled it out where we can get at it. The little guy says he wants to work on it and I'm thinking he can start with a pressure washing. Then we will make a list of what we will need to get it drivable. This will be a slow-moving project (nothing new for my projects) since our project time will be limited from other priorities.

I started a thread when we picked this tractor up, but it got shoved to the back of the line. Here is the thread. http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=95433&hilit=1947+farmall+cub+project#p751885

Later, I pulled this power unit from our combine and will be using this engine until we get seats put in the original block. http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=107076&hilit=52R+combine#p849342

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 2cubs » Thu May 05, 2022 12:11 am

Broke out the hot wrench to loosen the seat and platform bolts. The heads of the bolts were really bad, so I drove a smaller size socket on the seat bolts and ground flats and used vice grips on the platform bolts. Got them all out. I cleaned and taped off all of the openings in the engine and trans and the little guy did some pressure washing. I think it's ready to start taking things apart. The little guy should like the wrenching part.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 2cubs » Thu May 05, 2022 12:11 am

One more pic.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby NJ Farmer » Thu May 05, 2022 6:40 am

i would suggest you drain the transmission since you pressure washed it and it sat out in the rain for who knows when...

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Pressure washing is never a good idea around machinery since you will put water in places water will never get water out of. Also it will remove oil and grease in places you want oil and grease in like bearings and pivot points.
Im sure you will get different opionions but just sit back and think about the thoughts I just made.....

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby Super A » Thu May 05, 2022 9:58 am

Looks good!
Pressure washing is a lifesaver on projects like these.....

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 2cubs » Thu May 05, 2022 11:29 am

Super A wrote:Looks good!
Pressure washing is a lifesaver on projects like these.....

Al


It sure beats scraping and scrubbing by hand.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby Glen » Thu May 05, 2022 8:30 pm

Hi,
When pressure washing a Cub, it is easy to get water in the fan hub. There is no oil seal at the rear of the hub, where the shaft goes in the hub.
I would remove the fan assembly, and tip it with the rear end down, and see if water comes out, or if it has oil in it. You can catch the oil in a clean drain pan and see what was in the hub.
It uses motor oil for lubrication. Be sure to oil it like the Cub owner's manual shows.
There is a filler screw on the side of the hub, on the original fans.
It should have a small rubber gasket on it, be careful to not lose it.
Sometimes the gasket comes out with the screw, and sometimes it is stuck to the hub. Just thread the screw through the gasket if it is stuck to the hub, prying the gasket off the hub might break the gasket.

I use a clean pump style oil can to pump oil into the hub.

Below is a page from the 1947 Cub owner's manual showing how to lube the fan hub, if you need it. :)

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby Waif » Fri May 06, 2022 10:31 am

That looks like a streamlined Cub!

Those second set of rear wheels are cluttering up the work area. You can swing by my place and drop them off...L.o.l..

Congrats on the youths interest! He'll long recall this project.
Applause for your getting him going with it.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 69ranger » Fri May 06, 2022 11:43 am

Good luck with your project. I'm glad to see you are getting the next generation involved, as that is how this hobby continues into the future.

Young folks, need to learn how to work on at least the simple things, so they can keep these old gems from becoming paper weights, when they quit running.

Lots of years of experience available here, and this is the place to learn. There were many here, who pitched in to offer help with my last project, when I got stumped, or frustrated.
My last project taught me some valuable lessons, as did those who coached me. I am better prepared for the next project, but still learning.

I look forward to watching your progress.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 2cubs » Fri May 06, 2022 1:21 pm

Waif wrote:That looks like a streamlined Cub!

Those second set of rear wheels are cluttering up the work area. You can swing by my place and drop them off...L.o.l...


Yep, its stripped down for racing. :lol: This tractor didn't have hydraulics on it, just the manual lift. Sorry, the wheels/tires are going on this tractor for now. They are 9.5 x 24's that were on our 1951 cub thats completely tore down at this time. I also borrowed a wheel/tire off of our 1949 cub so I could roll this '47 cub around.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 2cubs » Fri May 06, 2022 1:33 pm

69ranger wrote:Good luck with your project. I'm glad to see you are getting the next generation involved, as that is how this hobby continues into the future.

Young folks, need to learn how to work on at least the simple things, so they can keep these old gems from becoming paper weights, when they quit running.

Lots of years of experience available here, and this is the place to learn. There were many here, who pitched in to offer help with my last project, when I got stumped, or frustrated.
My last project taught me some valuable lessons, as did those who coached me. I am better prepared for the next project, but still learning.

I look forward to watching your progress.

Brad


Waif wrote:Congrats on the youths interest! He'll long recall this project.
Applause for your getting him going with it.


The little guy has always shown signs of being a gearhead and wanting to work on things. Hopefully he will keep going with it.

:thanx: everyone for your input. I will certainly be asking questions in the future and updating as this project move's along.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby Waif » Fri May 06, 2022 8:23 pm

2cubs wrote:
Waif wrote:That looks like a streamlined Cub!

Those second set of rear wheels are cluttering up the work area. You can swing by my place and drop them off...L.o.l...


Yep, its stripped down for racing. :lol: This tractor didn't have hydraulics on it, just the manual lift. Sorry, the wheels/tires are going on this tractor for now. They are 9.5 x 24's that were on our 1951 cub thats completely tore down at this time. I also borrowed a wheel/tire off of our 1949 cub so I could roll this '47 cub around.


All in fun.


Keep us apprised of the progress if you please. Looks like interesting doins coming on.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby 2cubs » Fri May 06, 2022 11:27 pm

Opened up the Mag, filed the points, and I now have spark. I won't use it until the original engine is ready to go back in at some point, but its good to know it works.

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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby Stanton » Sat May 07, 2022 6:56 am

That’s good news about the mag. Keep going.
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Re: 1947 Farmall Cub project-part 2

Postby k hutchins » Sun May 08, 2022 12:03 pm

You obviously have the whole picture attaching thing down, so don't forget, we love pictures of progression projects.
I agree that whenever you can get the grand nephew involved, do it. I was 9 or 10 when my dad put me on the Cub discing and dragging the garden. I still have that Cub, and thanks to what l learned in those days, it's running better than ever.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:


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