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New Member from Calif

Postby Jimmler » Mon Aug 29, 2022 1:30 pm

Greetings all,

Not a stranger to Cubs, per se. My grandfather had a late 40's model that I grew up with. My brother has a 154 and a 185. Today I negotiated a deal for a 1947 Cub, so now I can re-live a part of my childhood. No hydraulics, magneto ignition, and supposedly a "recently" rebuilt engine, but it's currently seized from sitting for ages even tho it was protected from the weather. I look forward to hanging out here as I move forward with this project.

Stay tuned for further details!

-Jim

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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby Stanton » Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:55 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Jim!

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

After 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:
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  • 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: 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: How to Prime the Oil Pump

There are a lot of good threads dealing with Cub repair and maintenance in the How To Forum. Located here: How To Forum

We’d encourage you to take the Safety Test located in the Safety Forum: Circle of Safety Test and Profile Badge

Take some pictures of your tractor and post them, we’d like to see them. BTW, what's the serial number on your new-to-you '47? There should be a serial number plate, located on the front, right side of the tractor where the steering rod connects to the front end. That number may be entered in the "What Year is My Cub?" category located here: Cub Serial Numbers by Month There are also casting dates on your cast iron pieces that you may cross reference here: http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_001.htm


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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby RedFred » Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:57 pm

Nice to meet you Jim and good luck on your project PS welcome to the forum
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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby Jimmler » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:37 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll have some pics as soon as I get the photo hosting straightened out. It's serial number 4517, so looks like Aug/Sept '47. That would make sense since the block has a casting date of 8-7-Q.

It appears to be fairly complete after my initial observations. The starter has been converted from pull handle to a Ford style solenoid. The PO has the headlights in a box somewhere. Maybe the headlight switch and ammeter are in there as well as they are not on the tractor. Generator and regulator are in place, but the only wiring is from the stop switch to the magneto.

I'm anxious to start working on it as soon as I get it home.

-Jim
-Jim

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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:50 pm

Jim, Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info available here.
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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:13 pm

Welcome to the forum Jim.
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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby Eugene » Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:19 pm

Welcome.

Start soaking the pistons in solvent and spraying solvent towards the valve stems. Probably already done.

The valves tend to stick from engine sitting for to long. Before doing anything extensive to the engine remove the valve cover and see if any of the valves are stuck open or closed.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby Pap » Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:14 am

Welcome to the forum Jim.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
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Re: New Member from Calif

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:24 am

Welcome to the forum Jim.
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