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New to the group

Postby Lomiller » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:21 pm

:tractor: Greetings from Central PA, I have recently had the honor to inherite my Seargant Majors 1948 farmall cub. Although a little rough around the edges (kind of like he was) it seems to be a solid tractor that just needs a good going over.
I have never attempted a restoration of any sort before so I look forward to reading the vast amount of information here and learning from your experiences.
Let the journey begin!

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Re: New to the group

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:36 pm

Welcome to the forum. Let us know if we can be of any help.
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Re: New to the group

Postby Lomiller » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:35 pm

Thanks, I'm sure I will have more questions than answers at thos point.

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Tractors Owned: 1942 Farmall AV, serial #87025
1947 Farmall Circle Cub, serial #2116
1948 Farmall Cub, serial #46066
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Location: Lone Jack, MO

Re: New to the group

Postby Stanton » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:57 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Lomiller!

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum:

Now that you’ve logged your 2nd post on the Forum, you'll have access to the all the PDF Manuals on this site. There’s a few ways to do that:
  • From a desktop or laptop, go to "Quick Links" in the upper left corner of your screen. Hit that and a pull-down appears where you'll find "PDF Manuals".
  • You can also go to “Cub Info” in the upper toolbar, then hit “Rudi’s Manuals”. From there, you can access a variety of information.
  • If you're using a phone, go to the "Links Directory" (second category down the main page). Once in "Links Directory" , scroll down to the second section "Tractor Parts & Manuals" and you'll find them there.

You'll be able to download an Owner's Manual (very strongly recommended for maintenance and understanding your Cub) and any service manuals that interest you. Implement Manuals are also available.

Might also enjoy reading through this thread (even though it’s for a Cub, much can be applied to any tractor just brought home): What to do with a Cub you just brought home Make sure if the Cub hasn't been started in a while (months or years) that you prime the oil pump or at least watch the oil gauge to ensure you have adequate pressure. Here's a How To on priming the oil pump: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=113357

There are a lot of good threads dealing with Cub repair and maintenance in the How To Forum. Located here: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=11

We’d encourage you to take the Safety Test located in the Safety Forum: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=68084

Take some pictures of your tractor and post them, we’d like to see it.

Remember:
  • Pictures are limited to 500 KB file size. Use an image reducer app or program to downsize pics.
  • When you have a specific question, start a new thread in the appropriate sub-forum.
  • Before posting, use the Preview button before hitting Submit--it'll show you exactly what your post will look like, including pictures.
  • When adding your comments to a thread, be sure to look at the date of the last poster. If it’s more than a 6 months old, the posters are probably not going to see it. Consider starting a new thread.

Glad you joined us.

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We'd encourage you to post a new thread over in the Introduce Yourself forum and tell us a little more about yourself--give everyone a chance to give you a proper welcome.
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Re: New to the group

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:34 am

Welcome to the forum.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

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Re: New to the group

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:22 pm

Welcome to the forum. You are less than a 5 hour drive and 290+/- miles (according to Mapquest) from an excellent CubFest in Oxford, NY. Held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, it is a source of all things Cub, from a bunch of knowledgeable people. Consider attending, I'll be driving further and some a lot further.

Bill
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Tractors Owned: 1947 Cub ( Err Err )
I could not say tractor when I was 2 years old so I called it Err Err.

I loved this tractor then and I still love it now.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Columbia, Tennessee

Re: New to the group

Postby Pap » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:12 am

Welcome to the forum and Enjoy Your Ride.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
'47 cub ( Err Err )

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Location: Wa.

Re: New to the group

Postby Glen » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:47 pm

Hi,
The Cub owner's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1949 Cub owner'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.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14.

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

It shows the electrical system that a 1949, and 1948 Cub originally had.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.

The 10 weight motor oil 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.
The manual tells how to check and change the Touch Control fluid, and remove the air from the system.
Be sure to check the fluid with the arms in the rear, or down position, the manual says.

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 is a search box at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can find info in posts that have been made. :)


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