The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby Super A » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:12 am

Don McCombs wrote:The plaque is a somewhat inaccurate reproduction of the original. The current owner states that the original plaque was retained by the most previous owner. All of the visible casting codes are Q.


That would help explain it. Do you know of any significance of that 1946 date or was it maybe a “misprint?”

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby Cub-Bud » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:48 am

"Never forget where it is you come from, or you may find yourself someplace you don't want to be"

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby Super A » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:07 am




That makes more sense! I remember this thread.

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby SamsFarm » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:31 am

I wonder what happened to gsperry.

His last time logged on was a long time ago.
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:20 pm!

Not that I would get all fuzzy inside about #501 Cub, but his story was interesting!

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby Cub-Bud » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:12 am

Would someone mention to the current owners of the two 501 cubs that there will be a Cub/Cub Cadet show in Pinckneyville, IL September 16-17.
Thanks :!:

Also, if my Farmall Cub history is correct, IH postponed FCUB production because of WWII. As soon as the war was over, IH started production and actually had tractors rolling on the ground in 1946. Because it was late in the year, IH decided to release the FCUb for model year 1947.
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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby allencreekfonz » Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:20 pm

[quote="Super A"]#501 is at Red Power! It’s been restored, and there’s a plaque on the hood describing how IH presented it to IH engineer L.B. Speedy. I don’t know if it’s the original plaque or not, but the date on the plaque is May 1, 1946. What is the significance of that date? Not trying to be a “hater” just wondering!

(Photos from FB)

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This plaque is a reproduction! The original owners family wanted to keep the plaque! So the miss spelling of Harvester to Harvestor was a typo on our end! We will get a new plaque made :). The 1946 date is when IH designed & engineered the cub for sales! The 1947 date is when Speedy retired & IH presented him with #501

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby CapeCodCubs » Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:45 am

This is a terrific thread Al and you got the answers.

Allen Creek Farm...were you able to see the original plaque? Glad you were able to get it back together and buttoned up in time for the show. A couple of questions I had were what is the original paint code and ...what are the tires...makes and sizes and were they original to the year. Nice job
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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby Super A » Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:15 am

CapeCodCubs wrote:This is a terrific thread Al and you got the answers.

Allen Creek Farm...were you able to see the original plaque? Glad you were able to get it back together and buttoned up in time for the show. A couple of questions I had were what is the original paint code and ...what are the tires...makes and sizes and were they original to the year. Nice job



In the pic at the factory it has Firestone Champion Ground Grips aka “turkey track” tires on the rear.

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby CapeCodCubs » Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:47 pm

Super A wrote:
CapeCodCubs wrote:This is a terrific thread Al and you got the answers.

Allen Creek Farm...were you able to see the original plaque? Glad you were able to get it back together and buttoned up in time for the show. A couple of questions I had were what is the original paint code and ...what are the tires...makes and sizes and were they original to the year. Nice job



In the pic at the factory it has Firestone Champion Ground Grips aka “turkey track” tires on the rear.

Al
But still wondering about the paint code? :thanx:
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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby indy61 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:08 pm

Would have been nice to see 501 before it was restored. Even old photos. The reproduction plaque is an insult to the intelligence of the man who helped design the Cub.

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby tst » Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:06 pm

I would think that everyone should be happy to see 501 exists ,it has had a hard life through many owners and has been restored before, the plaque was kept by the family which I can understand the family wanting to keep them, and the current owner restored the tractor and reproduced the plaque and brought it out in to the public eye so everyone could enjoy seeing and know that it exists yet, I do not understand why all the negative and petty comments about it !

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby Winfield Dave » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:47 am

tst wrote:I would think that everyone should be happy to see 501 exists ,it has had a hard life through many owners and has been restored before, the plaque was kept by the family which I can understand the family wanting to keep them, and the current owner restored the tractor and reproduced the plaque and brought it out in to the public eye so everyone could enjoy seeing and know that it exists yet, I do not understand why all the negative and petty comments about it !

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby Super A » Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:05 pm

tst wrote:I would think that everyone should be happy to see 501 exists ,it has had a hard life through many owners and has been restored before, the plaque was kept by the family which I can understand the family wanting to keep them, and the current owner restored the tractor and reproduced the plaque and brought it out in to the public eye so everyone could enjoy seeing and know that it exists yet, I do not understand why all the negative and petty comments about it !


Agree 100%, I'm glad it made it to the show. My original question was out of genuine curiosity, not criticism.

In talking to friends that saw it up close, and in looking at photos I've seen online, there are for sure some things about its restoration I would have done differently, but it's not my tractor. Again the important thing is that it has a good home. :D

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby tst » Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:02 pm

The owner was happy we pointed out a few things to them as he would like to correct them and make it right as he can, he has spend time and $$ to get it to this point, it was just assembled a few days before the show as he wanted to get it there for all to see and enjoy, he is not hiding it from everyone as previous owners did, I think it will have a good home now and will be taken care of as it should be

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Re: The plaque on Cub 501 at RPRU

Postby BullDAWG » Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:43 pm

Glad to hear that tst, I agree with Al that I would have tried to get it closer to original. But some things are very hard to get 100%. I personally don't restore Farmalls. I use them so I fix what is broke. When replacing those parts I don't care if they are what came on it originally. Like the cotton covered sparkplug wires. I'd rather new copper cored w/ neoprene insulation, but if I found say a demo SA or a 79 Cub I would try to get them back as close as possible to original. Some may agree some disagree. If you don't like it then buy it from them and then you can do as YOU please.
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