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#1 Ralphst16 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 11:14 PM

Actually it's my buddy's, but it's a shared project. We just picked it up today. It's equiped with a Danco FEL which is the reason we got it in the first place. It's got loaded duals in the back and 1 ag in the front, but we're going to get another one for the other side. We brought it out to my buddy's shop and I took the carb apart and cleaned it while he fixed the no spark issue (points). We cleaned the tank and after a few turns the 7 horse kohler fired. It will only run on idle though, which leads me to beleive the carb's got a worn throttle shaft. A carb kit will need to be ordered. One of the hydraulic arms leaks a bit, so the seals will need to be replaced. Nothing too bad so far. Now for the bad part. The tranny wouldn't go into gear and it was making grinding noises when the engine was running. We shut it down and checked the fluid. BONE DRY. We took the shifter plate off, and unfortunatley the thing is toast as you can see in the last pic. All rusted and seized up inside. I ended up calling a guy who is a big time cub collector and he said because ours has the 3 point set up on it, he would do an even trade, my bad tranny for a good one. So we should be getting it in the next week or so. I will keep you guys posted with our progress.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 04:23 AM

That will be a nice one. Gotta like those duals. :thumbs:

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 04:34 AM

Ouch! That tranny is rusty!

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 04:56 AM

Too bad that trans. got full of water. It's nice to have a collector who can help you out with a very convenient trade. Good luck with the restoration and I look forward to seeing it all come together.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:05 AM

To bad about that tranny. Are those cracks I see in it?(in the picture, by the furthest right bolt hole)

Sure would be nice to find a loader some day.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Great looking FEL and good news on the engine and tranny swap. Sounds like you'll have an O in short order.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:18 AM

To bad about that tranny. Are those cracks I see in it?(in the picture, by the furthest right bolt hole)

Sure would be nice to find a loader some day.

I was thinking the same thing, Will. Does look like a crack, or something drizzled on there.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Nice find ! Makes a person wonder how could somebody keep most of that unit in pretty good shape and ignore oil in the tranny? If your actually going to use it you might need to beef up the front spindles, if your going to show it go for original. On one of the Cub sites I've seen a complete rebuild on a Danco loader. Good luck, I'm envious that is a great piece of Cub history.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:24 AM

This tractor will be used for light work and it will go to a few shows. I'm not sure what happened to the tranny, but my guess is it had a bad seal and all the fluid leaked out. This thing was sitting in the weeds for god knows how long before we picked it up.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:35 AM

What a great find, I hope you get the tranny trade made, and get it up and running. I would love to see a video of it being put thru it's paces. Good Luck !!

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Great find! The transaxle looks pretty bad! And I agree on the crack, at least you found another!

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 12:26 PM

I've been keeping an eye out for a small fel myself. You're one lucky duck.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 12:57 PM

I did a little research on the specs of the loader and the break away is rated for 600 lbs. What does that mean?

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 02:21 PM

I've been keeping an eye out for a small fel myself. You're one lucky duck.


me too... they are hard to come by. I think I'm going to just build one this winter.

Ralph, what do you mean by "3pt set up" on the rearend... what am I missing?

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 02:37 PM

me too... they are hard to come by. I think I'm going to just build one this winter.

Ralph, what do you mean by "3pt set up" on the rearend... what am I missing?

The Cub '3-point' is totally different from a normal 3-point (Cat0).




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