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#1 AllisKidD21 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2019 - 05:57 PM

Well I manged to drag home my first Cub Cadet garden tractor last week.

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It's in a bit of a messy state, but I have all the parts I need to get it running and driving.

My favorite part about this tractor is the rear PTO!

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Some people think they are kinda useless, which may be true, but it's still pretty neat!

Anyways I decided to tackle the seized clutch first, so I dragged 'er up to the barn to start figuring things out:

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So basically after I unhooked the brake linkage, I found that the seized clutch was due to the throwout bearing being stuck on the shaft. No surprise, this one sat outside for a long time.

After some heat, lubrication, tapping, etc, I got the roll pins and both pressure plates off the shaft:

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Same proccess to get the bearing removed, it is no good so it will definitely be replaced.

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Next item of business was to un-stick the very seized front spindles and get them cleaned up, which was a bit of a chore, but not too bad:

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Cleaned them up with a wire wheel, filed the inside of the steering knuckles, greased them up and they slid right in!

Got the drag link hooked up but I was missing the tie-rod so I quickly fabbed one up:

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Works great!!

I have the original K241 in the garage being cleaned up and checked out to get it running again:

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Also yes, I did away with the T-tires on the rear and put some real garden tractor tires before putting it away, haha.

Anyways, this is gonna be a little bit of a project so I thought I'd cover it here.

Let me know what ya think!
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Posted September 03, 2019 - 06:33 PM

Impressed. Is the motor stuck? If so will you go same size (cid) or go bigger? I'd be tempted to fit a HF twin.

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Posted September 03, 2019 - 06:48 PM

Thanks! The engine rolls over fine and seems fairly tight considering the age, so after going through it I'm gonna try and get it to run nice and hopefully put it back in. I just need another bearing plate as mine was in rough shape, but I have sourced a spare engine for parts as well as all the body panels I need (fenders, hood, grille)

I should be picking that stuff up tomorrow so I'll be sure to get some pictures!
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Posted September 03, 2019 - 06:53 PM

I'm envying.
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Posted September 03, 2019 - 09:20 PM

Congrats on your first Cub! Looks like you have a nice project.
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Posted September 03, 2019 - 10:25 PM

I like your tow truck a lot . I'm thinking about a tow rig that will attach to a 3 point. Did you just stiff chain it with the pipe ?
Nice progress . Hope it continues to go well .
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Posted September 03, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Is that thing running doughnut spares? Looks like fun>  Don


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Posted September 03, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Thanks all! The tow boom is something I made for the sleeve hitch on the B-110 and simply has a hook welded to the end of it to allow a chain to be locked in.

Also yes, she was purchased with those super slick looking T-tires on the rear. Hahaha.
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Posted September 04, 2019 - 05:56 AM

Nice projet  :thumbs:    Would mind explaining what kind of tie-rod ends you used and how you made the it   ? Those look like they would last forever !


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Posted September 04, 2019 - 07:11 AM

Thanks! Those ends I used are actually automotive sway bar links, it's something I've been doing for a long time now since I have so many sitting around. Works great for tie rods, drag links, brake/clutch linkages, etc.

I only use them if they're not too sloppy though. Sometimes they get replaced on a vehicle even though they're still tight, and usually there's at least one good end on a used link. The greaseable ones are my favorite!
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Posted September 04, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Don't like the word but that Rear PTO option is pretty darn **cough** Rare if it's an original cub cadet optioned piece.The old Farmall Cub and LowBoy and High Boy tractors use the same tranny center section.

 

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Posted September 04, 2019 - 06:30 PM

Impressed. Is the motor stuck? If so will you go same size (cid) or go bigger? I'd be tempted to fit a HF twin.

NO WAY NO HOW skip that idea
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Posted September 04, 2019 - 07:24 PM

Okay so false alarm on the body panels, unfortunately that deal fell through.

Oh well, no big deal. I did get a line on a bearing plate and carb from a friend of mine, so I should be able to get everything I need to make the engine run!

Also here's a picture of it without the goofy T-tires for a change:

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Much better!
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Posted September 06, 2019 - 12:19 AM

Got my bearing plate and carb today:

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Gonna pick up a gakset set for it as well, and we should be good!

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Posted September 10, 2019 - 11:25 PM

Got a gasket kit coming for the K241 this week, so in meantime I decided to tear into the bottom end and do some inspecting:

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I gotta say she's looking pretty good!

Still a beautiful finish on the crank journal and rod bearing surfaces, the piston and cylinder look good, and the rings look great with a nice edge and still a good amount of spring to them. All in all I'm thinking she'll be a good runner once I get 'er back together.
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