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Caractacus Potts
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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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In between other jobs I cleaned and primed the rear wheel weights
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Both halves bolted back together with new seal, clutch, pressure plate and release bearing.
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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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Should be interesting to watch this project bloom!
 

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pulled the front axle and bolster, and washed down the block.
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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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Heck of good winter project. :)
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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the lights in my garage make it look like chevy orange, but it is farmall red
 

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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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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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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.
 

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

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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!
 
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