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New Blue Ribbon Service manual available.

Postby ghmccb » Sat Aug 05, 2023 1:11 pm

I have a 1953 cub and the starter won’t stay engaged long enough to start the engine
Any ideas?

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Re: New Blue Ribbon Service manual available.

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Aug 05, 2023 7:32 pm

ghmccb wrote:I have a 1953 cub and the starter won’t stay engaged long enough to start the engine
Any ideas?

You'll probably get responses better if you post in the Farmall Cub section.
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Re: New Blue Ribbon Service manual available.

Postby Glen » Sun Aug 06, 2023 7:25 pm

Hi,
You didn't say what the starter is doing, or if the system is 6 or 12 volts.
Some people change them to 12 volts.
If you mean the engine fires some, and the starter gear is disengaging from the flywheel gear, but the engine won't run, 2 possible causes can be the ignition timing being wrong, or the engine needing a tune up.
Dirty spark plugs can be the cause, or ignition points, condenser, rotor, distributor cap, or old spark plug wires.
The points get burned from use, and need filing or replacing.
You didn't say if the Cub has a magneto, or a Battery Ignition unit.

Here are other possible causes below.
The battery should be fully charged so it will work right.
Charge it with a low output charger is better, 6 amps or so, that automatically slows the charge rate as the battery charges up. It may take several hours to charge.
The battery cables need clean metal at the connections. Remove them 1 at a time and sand the metal until shiny, wipe off all sanding with a clean rag. Remove the ground cable 1st, and leave it disconnected until done with the others, to prevent shorting.
The 6 volt system needs larger cables than a 12 volt system, 6 volts should have number 2 cable from the battery to the starter. Number 2 is what the cable was that I bought at Case IH.
Some people on here use bigger than that. :)

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Re: New Blue Ribbon Service manual available.

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Aug 07, 2023 7:14 am

Would it be possible for a mod to change the title of this thing? It's very misleading.
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Re: New Blue Ribbon Service manual available.

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Aug 07, 2023 7:22 am

radioguy41 wrote:Would it be possible for a mod to change the title of this thing? It's very misleading.

The post total count for this user shows the person who created this topic to only have this single post. If he/she reads this, they could delete this post and create another one with a more accurate title. JMHO Stan
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Re: New Blue Ribbon Service manual available.

Postby SONNY » Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:50 am

bendix worn/dirty/broke. clean , inspect psrts, replace if needed, lub it, put it back on and go.

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Re: New Blue Ribbon Service manual available.

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:14 am

This 4 month old thread is the OP's only post and he hasn't signed on since late September.
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