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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:56 AM

Here is my all original 1968 Cub Cadet 104.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 11:04 AM

Very nice looking 104.:thumbs: Thanks for posting the picture.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 11:44 AM

That's a great looking original Cub! Have you had it for a long time?

Thanks for sharing the picture.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 12:01 PM

That is a nice original looking 104,thanks for posting the picture.
I can't see a gear shifter in the picture,the 104's were geared not hydrostatic.
Maybe I'm just not seeing it.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 12:03 PM

That's a great looking original Cub! Have you had it for a long time?

Thanks for sharing the picture.


I got it last summer. Starts right up, and runs well. Little backfire once in awhile. The steering is the worst part of it. Very sloppy with lots of play. I will address that at some point.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 12:10 PM

Great looking 104. Thanks for the pic, we love pics.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:23 PM

The gear shift is there - I can see it. The hydrostatic tractors had a very visible motion control lever on the left side of the dash.

Nice looking 104 - I'm sort of partial to them - I have three 104s myself.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 09:52 AM

The gear shift is there - I can see it. The hydrostatic tractors had a very visible motion control lever on the left side of the dash.

Nice looking 104 - I'm sort of partial to them - I have three 104s myself.


Steering on mine is very sloppy. Lots of play. Going down the road, I am constantly correcting the steering. Steering box hard to rebuild? Parts available?

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 10:20 AM

Steering on mine is very sloppy. Lots of play. Going down the road, I am constantly correcting the steering. Steering box hard to rebuild? Parts available?


More than likely you will find the problem in the left front spindle. Over time the holes in both the top steering arm and the spindle get wallowed out, causing too much play. The way to check it is to turn the steering wheel and observe when the left front wheel starts to turn in relationship to the top steering arm/link. You can buy both the top steering arm/link and the spindle. There is a fix also, which involves reaming out the parts with a no. 7 reamer and then pressing in a spirol pin, McMaster-Carr p/n 98390A372.

The steering box can be rebuilt also, but I think you will find the most of the problem in the above parts.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 10:25 AM

Oh, and one final thing, the steering box can be adjusted also. Go here 72-104-105-124-125 Service Manual - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums and you will find the procedure there.
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Posted February 21, 2011 - 11:01 AM

Oh, and one final thing, the steering box can be adjusted also. Go here 72-104-105-124-125 Service Manual - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums and you will find the procedure there.


Thanks much!




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