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New Cub Cadet 149: The tear-down begins!

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Posted April 28, 2016 - 09:15 AM

Mark the hole for the pin/lift is to lock in the lift...so it will not float for the mowing deck, front or rear mounted implements. I use mine without the pin most of the time. Very good progress my friend! And thank you for becoming a GTtalk supporter~

Thanks Kevin!

I think what I will do is put a pin in and see how that works.  I just didn't want to put a pin in it and have something break.



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Posted April 28, 2016 - 09:18 AM

Are you going to install a new decal kit for your tractor? Be advised the kits available on the web the color blue may be too dark like I have on my 1250. But on request Maple-Hunter Texas will do a color called "cyan blue" which is close to correct shade of blue. You MUST ask for it or you will get his in stock/in house darker shade of blue kit. I realize there is less blue in the 1X8 1X9 series (includes your 149) than the Quietline series. I also have the same kit from Maple-Hunter on my 149 as well...but still the blue is too dark than OEM.

That is on my list of things that I need to buy still.  Are their decals the best/authentic ones on the market?



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Posted April 28, 2016 - 12:25 PM

The blue on the 149 decals is correct, the stripe on the 149 wasn't light blue. I have maple hunter decals on two tractors and they look great.
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Posted April 29, 2016 - 09:44 PM

The blue on the 149 decals is correct, the stripe on the 149 wasn't light blue. I have maple hunter decals on two tractors and they look great.

 

The blue on the 149 decals is correct, the stripe on the 149 wasn't light blue. I have maple hunter decals on two tractors and they look great.

Well the 1X8/9 series the stripe is much narrower than the Quietline series, the color is very obvious on my tractor(1250) that is a OEM decal I'm holding dated 1977. New sets for the 1X8/9 do not have the texture like OEM and sometimes when the light is right you don't see the words "Cub Cadet" with the chrome font...never got that with OEM. But I'm still glad they are being reproduced.


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Posted April 29, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Mark, in those kits it will come with a dash decal to go over the tin and one for your grille as well.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 01:28 AM

I was so busy with yard and pool work this weekend I didn't get any time to work on my tractor.  The motor has a very loud cam knock that I can't live with so I've decided to remove the motor and shim it.  I was set to do that tonight but I found something on CL.  A 1966 Cub 122.  I was only 45 miles away in the middle of wheat country in a farmers bone yard.  The guy was trying to get rid of a lot of stuff laying around his shop so he also let me look around.  I found a pile of old Wisconsin, Kohler, and Briggs motor.  After talking for a while he threw in 2 motors.  A 6.25 Kohler and a small Briggs.  The tractors is complete but needs a lot of work.  I'm going to see how the engine runs and possible put it in the 149.  I'm going to keep the 122 and give it to my son as his project.  Everything together cost $100.

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He invited me back so we could talk and he could show me some more things that he has.  My son and I look forward to that. 


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 04:59 AM

Not a bad looking 122!


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:32 AM

Thanks Kenny!

 

I think it will make a great project for my son.  The rear axles are leaking really bad.  Just moving it off the truck caused them to leak.  The PO also put a toggle switch for the coil and a push button for the starter on the dash.  The ignition switch is missing.   



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 01:36 AM

I was able to get the motor running in the 122 tonight.  It ran so well that I've decided to use the motor in the 149.  I removed the motor and got it on the work bench and looked it over and started to remove the carb., points, and coil in preparation for paint.  I also notice that the front pto clutch was making a lot of noise when it was running so I removed that as well.  Upon inspection, I noticed that several of the clutch teeth were broken off.  The front pto bearing also has a lot of play.  I'll have to remove the front pto off the engine in the 149 and install it on this engine. 

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The frame of the 122 wasn't covered in oil and dirt so hopefully this engine doesn't have any oil leaks.

 


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Installed the front pto clutch basket pulley from the 149 motor onto the motor from the 122.  I blew out all of the cooling fins and sheet metal.  I made sure all of the metal was clean and free from grease.  I then sprayed it with two coats of IH yellow.  Third engines the charm.  It should be ready to install tomorrow.  Once the motor is in I hope to get the hydraulic hoses installed on the fel and fill it up with fluid.  I still have to paint the hood and front nose piece.  I also had to order a new clutch disc for the front pto.  That won't show up until Thursday. 

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 12:33 AM

I finally got some time to work on the tractor tonight.  I installed the new front pto clutch disc and installed it on the motor.  I was able to get the motor from the 122 installed in the 149.  I also ran the hydraulic hoses for the fel.  I still need to retain all of the hoses but I will do that once I know everything is working without any leaks.

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I was anxious to see how much room I had between my new driveshaft modification and the hoses from the auxiliary fel pump.  I had to get a longer belt so that the pump hoses were at a higher angle to avoid the driveshaft.  This gave me about 3/4 in. space between the new hoses and the driveshaft. 

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The new driveshaft was easy to move out of the way to put the drive belt on.  All I had to do is remove the allen head bolt/pin on each end.  It took about 30 seconds.  That beats the heck out of trying to pound out a roll pin.

 

I'm waiting for the carb intake gasket to arrive before I can start the engine.  I may try to make a temporary gasket just to see if everything works.

 


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Posted May 12, 2016 - 01:21 AM

It works!

The motor started right up tonight and ran very smooth.  None of the fel hoses or cylinders leaked any fluid.  Here are some pictures of what it looks like.

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Here's a link to a YouTube video of how it sounds and operates.

 

https://youtu.be/MWQdElpYrmM


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Posted May 12, 2016 - 04:01 AM

Congrats! Looks very nice!


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Posted May 12, 2016 - 09:30 AM

Thanks Kenny!

After 5 months, the end is in site!


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 09:20 AM

Here is a new thread on my test drive of this tractor.

http://gardentractor...fel-test-drive/


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