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Posted December 31, 2011 - 05:29 AM

Pretty good looking Cub.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 07:54 AM

Congrats. Nice looking tractor you've got there Salty. Batteries are a big source of rust IME.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 07:05 PM

Tinkered with the 109 a little more today.
Got the fenders off. Here's a look at the bottom side:
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Looks like I'm gonna need to reline the brake pads too! I think I saw a how-to thread on that around here somewhere.
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Did a little cleaning up on it and got it down to where I can get to everything now.
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I put the rearend on jackstands and removed the wheels and tires.(no pics of that) Tomorrow a trip to town to pick up wires and such for the rewire job.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 03:56 PM

It's been a few days since I've had a chance to have some more fun with my 109, so here's an update:
First I yanked the old wiring out of the tractor. It's hard to see in the picture but the insulation was cracked and missing chunks really bad.
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Then I built a new wiring harness and installed it. Next I noticed then the head gasket appeared to be leaking,so I pulled the head and replaced the head gasket. Retorqued the head bolts to 30#.
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I noticed while I had the head off that the old K241A still had a standard piston in it.Glad to see that, means I got lots of cylinder wall left for future rebuilds!
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Put a new spark plug in it and cleaned-up the points. Set the points by the static method described elsewhere on this site. I hadn't started this tractor since I brought it home, so I attached the V/R to the frame wall and hooked my Harley battery to it. Put some fresh gas in the tank....
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IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!
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Posted January 07, 2012 - 09:30 AM

Saltydog there will come a point in time when hopefully all the wife does is just sigh and say how many does this make.
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Posted January 09, 2012 - 04:45 PM

Update: Worked on setting my Electrolysis Tank up today so I could start cleaning some of the parts on the 109. I used a 30 gal. tub, goat fencing lined around the sides and about 2 inches off the bottom. I also put 4 pieces 0f 3x15 sheet steel,two to a side.
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I tried using a battery charger, but it was one of those automatic ones and would not work. So...not having one of the old style I hooked my Lincoln tombstone welder to it at 20 amps. Its working great so far.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:01 PM

Update: I haven't been able to work on my 109 much lately, but I do have some progress to share with my fellow tractorholics.
Been sanding on a few things:
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more to come....

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:11 PM

The second picture in the last post also shows the new bottom I welded into the battery box. Then tonite I split the tractor to continue the refurbish.
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I noticed I have a bracket broken on the left side:
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Right side is good though:
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Somebody wouldn't have a bracket laying around would they? (hope,hope) I would rather replace than weld if I can.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Nice, very nice. Good work you are doing there.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 05:59 AM

Update: Worked on setting my Electrolysis Tank up today so I could start cleaning some of the parts on the 109. I used a 30 gal. tub, goat fencing lined around the sides and about 2 inches off the bottom. I also put 4 pieces 0f 3x15 sheet steel,two to a side.
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I tried using a battery charger, but it was one of those automatic ones and would not work. So...not having one of the old style I hooked my Lincoln tombstone welder to it at 20 amps. Its working great so far.


Hook the charger to a battery, then from the battery to the tank. Mine's an automatic one also and this works real good.
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Posted January 28, 2012 - 09:05 PM

The second picture in the last post also shows the new bottom I welded into the battery box. Then tonite I split the tractor to continue the refurbish.
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I noticed I have a bracket broken on the left side:
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Right side is good though:
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Somebody wouldn't have a bracket laying around would they? (hope,hope) I would rather replace than weld if I can.


Saltydawg I reckon I might have one or two of them floating around in the garage.
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Posted January 28, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for the very nice pics and updates. My last tractor was in the garage before my wife knew that I had bought it. One day when she came into the garage I just simply showed her our newest addition to the family. She is a true trouper and just took it in stride. She knows that more may be added.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 09:29 PM

Excellent re-furb.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Looking good so far! I know its going to look great when its done and this is one thread I will make sure to follow!

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 08:52 AM

God thats a sexy tractor with her lady bits exposed like that! Unless its a guy tractor. Then EEEEEeeeewwwwwwwww. LOL




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