Barn find followed me home today
Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:44 PM
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:47 PM
Edited by wvbuzzmaster, April 12, 2015 - 07:47 PM.
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:34 PM
After checking it out after dinner it does not have the hydro lift on it. It is an electric lift. The battery he gave me is no good so I wasn't able to try to start it. I cleaned off the dash and I don't think it as old as he thought. I also believe it came originally with side panels on the engine.
I ask him if he had any attachments or the deck and he said no the deck was no good , it quit working so he threw it out. !!?? I will have another look at it tomorrow or Tuesday. Thanks. Roger
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:51 PM
Nice looking machine. I have the same model. They were made from Oct. of '74 to June of '80. It does have hydraulic lift, that's what the lever sticking out of the right side of the dash tower is for. It also has an electric pto clutch. They did come with side panels and also there was baffles and heat shields all over the top of the engine and muffler that are missing. They should be replaced as they put the hot air out the front on the tractor when its running. I can get a couple pics of what they look like off mine in the morning if you want. You also might want to check the motor mounts because they break down over the years and get loose causing the engine to bounce around and wipe out the aluminium oil pan. Like wvbuzzmaster said if you can get it to run and drive easy it's probably worth a couple hundred even with the missing parts. Hope this helps. Stewart
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:05 PM
Thanks Stewart. I have noticed that the flex plate coupler from the engine to the shaft is in sad shape also. When I get a chance I will look at it more closely. If you would get a picture or 2 of the baffles I would appreciate it. What would a rear lift entail? Are they available and are they expensive. Does it have to have the side panels to operate properly or would the baffles suffice? Are the flex couplers available or can I make one? Does this serial number give you any indication of date of manufacture?
Lots of questions but these are new to me Thanks. Roger
Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:38 PM
I'll get some pics when I get back to work in the morning. That serial number puts it mid year of '75. They started with ser. # 536073 and ended with 572839. The rubber flex disk on the drive shaft is available from Cub Cadet still. I wouldn't recomend trying to make one because they're like a tire and have cords in the middle for strength. There is also a plate with a bearing behind it that bolts onto the engine that holds the end of the drive shaft and has 2 bolts that go into the disk, if your going to have it apart to fix the disk you should probably get a new one of those too because most of the ones I've seen have been bad too. If you can get the baffles for the engine it should be fine to run without the side panels. Here's a pic of the rear lift i found off ebay. Its for an earlier model but they had the same general appearance. I didn't see one on ebay that would fit your machine but the models that use the same hitch are 86, 108, 109, 128, 129, 149, 169, 800, 1000, 1200, 1250, 1450, and 1650. Some of the early 82 series might be the same but I'm not sure on that but all the ones I listed will fit. Stewart
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:44 PM
Thanks I appreciate the information. Roger
Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:47 PM
Last 6 digits in the serial number gives the production month / year .
556374 is a May 1975 unit .
Edited by Jlaws, April 12, 2015 - 10:04 PM.
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:57 PM
The 1650 is the largest HP cub cadet that they made in that model , and with the hydro lift is a fairly desirable cub .
But if the isomounts , the rubber engine vibration isolators are worn out , it'll shake the fillings out of your teeth ....LOL
It will also cause the flex couplings to fail prematurely .
I know cause I own a 1450 ....BTDT .
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 04:26 AM
Nice 1650 you got there. Hope you can coax it to run!
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 05:20 AM
Nice tractor ! Not sure about the deal though ,,, what do you do if you spend a lot of time and $$ to get it going and he says " yep you can have it a grand now that it's running " and you say " No thank you " ?
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