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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:44 am

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:12 am

Don't forget, while doing fluids, the often-missed fan hub oiling.
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby lititzdoug » Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:47 pm

I have been going through a number of the threads and get the feeling that this forum is full of people with a wealth of knowledge that they are willing to share with anyone. Being the new guy here I feel welcomed and confident that I can tackle a lot of these tasks with little experience because of the help that is out there.

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Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:55 pm

You betcha!! :hattip:
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Gorman585 » Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:10 pm

New member. Inherited a 1949 partially restored and updated to a 12v system and could ignition.. Looking forward to being in the community.

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Potato Wilson » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:44 pm

Dale Finch wrote:If you do, and I mean only if you must, remove the radiator, one task comes to mind...

Check the entire linkage from the throttle (speed control lever) forward to the governor lever, across the rockshaft to the gov/carb rod, to the carburetor. You are checking for binding (common with the gov lever), looseness (common for the governor spring and where the gov rockshaft attaches to the gov), and adjustment of the gov/carb rod length.

Oh, and check the belts and replace, if needed.

It'll never be easier than with the radiator off. But, again, unless you KNOW you have a problem with the radiator, a good flushing is all I would do.


Thanks for the heads up on that governor lever. I literally just got that lever freed up on the wife’s Cub tonight. We’ve been putting it back together recently and I had just noticed the throttle control was as REAL stiff. I didn’t know it was a common thing, nice to know. Everything is now operating smoothly. We hope to fire it up this weekend :D


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