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Featured 1948 Farmall Cub ---- Getting her ready for the Tractor Parade 8/2018

Discussion in 'Case / Farmall - International Harvester' started by willys55, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    I have been working on it for the last two weeks or so off and on, and it occurred to me that I should make a Build/Repair thread to track the progress.

    First thing I needed to do was replace the blown out rear main seal which prevented me from going to the Tractor parade this year, I was going to take it to the parade in it's work clothes but now that she is mostly apart I will clean it up and paint it.
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  2. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    In between other jobs I cleaned and primed the rear wheel weights
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  3. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Both halves bolted back together with new seal, clutch, pressure plate and release bearing.
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  4. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Fast forward to tonight, and this is where I am at......tomorrow I will have the front axle out and the bolster off.
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    To my surprise, not one bolt on the radiator broke or pulled threads....amazing.

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  5. Thomas

    Thomas Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Heck of good winter project. :)
     
  6. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Should be interesting to watch this project bloom!
     
  7. geoff l

    geoff l Supporting Member Supporting Member

    64
    Oct 10, 2017
    Essex uk
    I'm looking forward to watching this develop too.
     
  8. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    pulled the front axle and bolster, and washed down the block.
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  9. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    while I was waiting for the block to dry, I mixed up some paint and blasted one of the wheels I cleaned up a few days ago
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  10. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    if I let it take that long, I'm kind of impulsive and once I dig into something it's hard to stop or slow down......:D
     
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  11. z445guy

    z445guy Member

    227
    Mar 10, 2017
    Willy nice project you got going on


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  12. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
  13. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    the lights in my garage make it look like chevy orange, but it is farmall red
     
  14. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    waiting for the seal to arrive for the steering housing so today I just painted a few of the parts that I cleaned up yesterday
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  15. pogobill

    pogobill Registered User Staff Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lookin' good Doc!!
     
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  16. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Thanks Bill, it looks like things are going to slow down on the project for a while, it's starting to get colder and the wife is nagging me to remodel the laundry room and a sink and other crazy stuff.....sigh..........but I will still sneak out to the garage at night and do what I can, thank God it's heated!
     
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  17. Graysonr

    Graysonr Registered User Supporting Member

    162
    Mar 31, 2017
    Wow! Your cub is really moving along! It's great to watch your progress. Thanks for taking the time to post it.
     
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  18. RC Wells

    RC Wells Active Member

    669
    Dec 25, 2008
    One item: Go to your Case/IH dealer and get the safety fuel cap. Should be free as part of a class action lawsuit settlement, and avoids modern gasoline exploding from the engine heat.

    We still use these tractors in the onion fields, and they are great, just not designed for the highly volatile gasoline of today without that safety cap.
     
  19. willys55

    willys55 Caractacus Potts Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    I have the updated free gas cap for all three of my cubs, thank you for pointing it out though.
     
  20. deerhide

    deerhide Retired Canadian

    50
    Oct 20, 2016
    I always liked to take a Cub as a trade-in when I sold MF , we always had someone (or two) wanting one. Plus, we could deliver if from a 1/2 ton pickup.
    Yours is coming along great!