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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 15, 2011 - 08:33 AM

Went down and met Jared aka SimplicitySwede on Friday and bought a Cub 1210 off him.

It looks like it is a 1988 and have 1104 hours on the hourmeter.
It has a Kohler M12, and a 46" deck

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Posted August 16, 2011 - 04:48 AM

Good luck with it, Chuck. Looks like a bit of a challenge.

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Posted August 16, 2011 - 05:03 AM

She's been beat around just a bit.That's when MTD was still using International's basic design.

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Posted August 16, 2011 - 05:47 AM

Looks like someone drove it in to a bus LOL.

What are your plans with it Chuck? It does look like it has potential.

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Posted August 16, 2011 - 08:04 AM

Good luck with it, Chuck. Looks like a bit of a challenge.


The grill area is messed up but other than that the tractor is fairly straight and very solid.

She's been beat around just a bit.That's when MTD was still using International's basic design.

it seems to be a very well built tractor I am impressed.

Looks like someone drove it in to a bus LOL.

What are your plans with it Chuck? It does look like it has potential.

When I first found out about this I thought if I could get it running I would see if my FIL would like to have it to replace his very used mtd rider, but the more I look at it and find out about it I may have a hard time letting it go.

If I get it going and it does a good job mowing it may replace the GT 5000 for weekly mowing or at least pull part time duty.

Last night I tried to remove the front wheels but couldnt get them off, so I gave them a shot of liquid wrench and am letting that work. I cleaned on the motor some and pulled the carb to clean it soon.

Next on the to do list, is drain the gas tank and flush it out, change the engine oil, try and get the front wheels off and the tires back on the rims. (my little air compressor doesn't have the guts to get them back on so I have to take them to Dad's shop)

After all that I should be set to see if i can get it to run.

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Just a picture of the cub 1210 and the ford lgt 145 in the shop.Posted Image

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 10:23 AM

Chuck, as Maynard said, MTD used the International design and produced good stuff. It's a nice unit that certainly will be nice. I'm sure your FIL will appreciate it if you part with it.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 07:35 AM

got the front wheels off yesterday, one I should be able to get to hold air the other had a hole in the side wall. I put a different used tire on that rim and will see if I can get air in both of them tonight.
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I also got the carb cleaned up last night.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 05:59 AM

Chuck, since I have been taking tires off and painting rims, I am having trouble keeping a seal at the bead. I am going to go to NAPA and get a can of bead sealer.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 07:13 AM

I didn't have any luck getting the beads to seat on with front rim. Think I will just buy tubes.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 08:09 AM

put tubes in the front tires this weekend. Going to put the carb back on then give the motor a good pressure washing tonight.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 07:29 AM

last night I got the front tires put back on, the oil changed, the carb bolted back on, and pulled the fuel tank and flushed out and re-installed it.

I think what was in the tank was mostly water, it didn't burn.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:32 AM

Yesterday I replace the fuel line and got it all put back together.

It needs some wiring help. But I was able to get it running by jumping across the solenoid and even was able to drive it around the yard.:dancingbanana:

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 09:35 AM

Yesterday I replace the fuel line and got it all put back together.

It needs some wiring help. But I was able to get it running by jumping across the solenoid and even was able to drive it around the yard.:dancingbanana:



Hey,that's great news ,Chuck.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:44 PM

I agree with Maynard, great news indeed. I am not sure if a wiring schematic is in the manuals section, hope so. They can be very useful at times like these. Good luck, Chuck!




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