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  1. Tractor looks great. I really like the c though 230 sized tractors. I have a c and would love to have a super c with a fast hitch that was half as nice as yours.
  2. Awesome tractors and great picture. Thanks for posting them.
  3. Thanks for the information. The hitch would be going on a regular c not a super. My other thought was to look for an H or M that has a three point hitch already. I figure either hitch set up for the c will cost me around $1000 and I have seen h and m with three points that people were asking around $1800 for. I could then just leave the woods belly mower on the c. I just have to convince the with I need another tractor.
  4. I have been wanting to put a three point on my farmall c. I would like to use a three point 2 bottom plow, small cultivater, rear blade, 6 foot finish mower and a 6 foot disc. My question is which would work better? The normal after market three point hitch or putting a fast hitch on it with a three point adapter. Anyone have experience with either setup? Brandon
  5. Well, Isaac got to test out his tractor in the garden a little bit today before the rain came. It ran well and he was pretty excited. I don't know if he enjoys uses it or working on it more. We plan to use it to work up the garden when we are ready to put the garden in in an a few weeks. https://www.facebook.com/171300036/videos/10100249374445124/
  6. We we are finally finishing up our project. The tractor is back together, mechanically all we did was adjust the valves, change the manifold, and give it a tune up with new plugs and wires, but it is running really nice. We are hoping to have a chance to work it hard soon to get the garden ready. I think Isaac's youngest brother is a little envious. Brandon
  7. After tearing into it we found that the valves were all out of adjustment and the manifold had holes rusted all the way through on both the bottom and back side. I am interested once we get it all back together to see how fixing that improves its peformance. Once we got it apart we started cleaning everything up. After cleaning everything as best we could we gave it a coat of primer. And paint. We have the tractor about half painted and hop to finish painting and apply the decals next weekend. We will then wait a week and give it a clear coat. Then it will get a new tune up kit and go back together.
  8. My son loves old tractors as much as I do, so last spring I bought him a 1948 Farmall Cub. It was at a local John Deere dealership, when I stopped in and asked about it they said it ran but it had to be pull started. They basically said they didn't know why it wouldn't start and they just wanted to get rid of it as is. I had them pull start it and it didn't sound to bad and both the touch control and pto seemed to be in good working order so i bought it for him. When we got it home I took a look at it and realized it had a 12 volt battery hooked up as a negative ground but still had the original 6v negative ground system, minus the generator which was missing. I put in a 6v battery and was able to get it started. After replacing the carborator, it ran fairly well and my son spent all summer and fall driving it around the yard. But it did not respond to the throttle like it should and when you would try and work it hard like when using a cultivator it would stall out too easy. My first thought was that the governor is not working proporly, but we decided to tear into it and inspect things more throughly before rebuilding the governor. While we were at it my son wanted to paint it so he would have a nice ih red tractor instead of a faded burnt orange. The day we brought it home and my Isaac driving it around last summer. Tearing it down. j
  9. With the old camshaft gear was a mess. But once it was off we pounded to new one on and started reassembleing. Putting everything back together was pretty smooth except for getting the hoses that connect to radiator to the block on right and not leaking. I also was rushing and need not put the two o rings on the new hydraulic pump where it connects to the lines from the touch control so it leaked at first. Once i saw the o rings sitting on the bench and put them on it worked fine. The last pick is my so taking it for a test drive. I hope you guys enjoy the pics. This is the biggest project i have tackled yet on one of these tractors and my son and i had a ton of fun doing it. I probably would not have even tried to do the job without the advice i received when i first posted about the issues i was having. Thanks. Brandon
  10. Once splitting stands were built we split the front pedistal and radiator from the engine. My redneck engineering on the splitting stands worked great. We then had to take everything off to get to the timing cover. Once the timing cover was off pulling the camshaft gear itself was pretty easy.
  11. A couple months ago I posted so question with a hydraulic problem on my farmall c. It turns out the the nut had come off the end of shaft on the hydraulic pump. The nut apparently for wedge d somewhere and striped half of each tooth of the camshaft gear off. There was enough tooth left to grab the crankgear but not enough to heal the gear on the hydraulic pump, which caused the hydraulics to quit working. So I needed to change the camshaft gear. I thought I would share some photos from the project. After pulling the tractor in the garage the first job was building some spliting stands.
  12. I have been wanting a cultivator for my farmall cub for a while, but since I use my cub to mow with weekly I figured I would never have time to take the mower off and put the cultivator on. Well a couple months ago a bought a Farmall Cub for my oldest son so I figured now I could get one and put it on his Cub and just leave it on all summer. Well here it is but I don't think he is ever going to let me play with it.
  13. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement. I am going to tackle the project. It will be a couple of weeks before I have time to take it on but when I start I will start a thread on the project. I am sure I will need plenty of advice along the way. My only concern before starting the project is breathing a gear pulley to pull the pulleys and camshaft gear off. I had a cheap set of harbor freight gear pullers and I broke them trying to pull the PTO gear off the c to replace the bearings. What does everyone think about this set of pullers from OTC? Should it be sufficient for the job? https://www.amazon.com/OTC-4534-Multipurpose-Bearing-Pulley/dp/B00061SM9E/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=otc+gear+puller&qid=1597608365&sr=8-2
  14. My concern about replacing that gear is that, if I understand correctly that is the camshaft gear. Replacing that appears to require putting the engine on stands, separating the radiator and front axle, removing the fan and two pullies, removing the governor and pulling off the cover. I am also assuming the timing would then have to be set correctly once the new camshaft gear was in place. I am afraid that might be biting off more than I can chew by myself. I am wondering if I should just sell it as is and cut my loses.
  15. The hydraulics on my C quit working the other day. I was mowing and they were working normal but when I went to raise the mowed when I finished I got nothing. After some inspection I realized they my hydraulic fluid was low and my engine oil level had risen, so I figured the pump was leaking hydraulic fluid into the engine and needed to be rebuilt. When I pulled the hydraulic pump off I found that the nut that hold the gear on the pump was missing. I found it in the housing on the tractor at which point I inspected inside the housing and found that the gear looked worn down or broken on each tooth. I admit that I am no tractor mechanic and have never looked at any of these gears on one of my tractor before, so my question is, is this bread supposed to look like this or is it ruined? I don't want to go further in rebuilding or replacing the pump if the gear is ruined.
  16. I enjoy reading the forums pretty much daily and feel bad that I never contribute anything other than to ask for help when working on a tractor, so I thought I would share a few pictures form the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show in Georgetown Ohio yesterday. We go to the show every year and it is one of the best shows you will find. We watched the tractor parade and it was an hour and a half full of all kinds of tractors and steam engines. After looking at all the tractors and going through the fleemarket we tested for a little but by enjoying some fair food style snacks and a concert. Then we finished the day watching the sparks show put on by the steam engines. If you are anywhere near southern Ohio I recommend you checkout this show next year.
  17. My oldest son loves tractors as much as anyone on here and over a year ago he was promised his grandparents John Deere 2010 as a Christmas present. In a long story it became apparent that what was promised was not going to be delivered. He was heartbroken but handled his disappoint in a way I was proud of, so I have been looking for a tractor to buy for him. Well today we found it. It is a 1948 Farmall Cub. It needs some work but runs when pull started, shifts into all heard and the hydraulic s work and only cast $750. He is already having fun working with me to figure out what is wrong with the electric ignition system and making note of other needed repairs. I have a front blade and plow for my other cub I told him he can have to use and we are on the lookout for a disc and cultivator. He is one happy 8 year old.
  18. Just a final update, after cleaning the carb thoroughly I got a chance yesterday to mow about 3 acres with it and it can great. Hopefully it stays that way.
  19. Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I have a zenith carb and not an IH. I took the carb all apart and cleaned everything thoroughly. I have only had a chance to run the cub for a few minutes but it was running great. The real test, however, well come the next time I get a chance to mow with it.
  20. Thanks for the ideas guys. As far as it vapor locking, it doesn't only do it when warm, in the video the tractor had set for about 48 hours and only been run enough to move it from the head to in front of my garage, about 50 feet. My under standing is vapor locking should only happen when the engine is hot, correct? second the RPMs being set to high I will try running the tractor some at a little below full throttle and see how it runs when I get a chance. My question is what would cause the tractors to be running fine then suddenly running at to high of an RPM. Brandon
  21. Here is a shot video for you guys to hear what it is going. I have tried running with the battery charger on it and it makes no difference. Tried loosening the gas cap. The coil, plugs, and plug wire have been changed and the problem keeps coming back. Has flows from the tank to the carb freely. So I am deducting that the problem in the carb itself? Thanks for any suggestions in advanve. Brandon
  22. Thanks for all the suggestion. I am working my way through them. Here is a video for you guys to hear what it is doing Sorry but the audio does not seem to be working. I will try and fix it later
  23. I have had the same intermittent problem with my cub and it showed up again this weekend. I was mowing with it for about an hour and fifteen minutes and it ran perfect. I then started to notice what sounds like a miss every once in a while, about 15 minutes later it was sputtering and running rough. Now it will run pretty good at a low rpm but will run poorly at full throttle. It will run smooth for a few seconds then sputter, then run smooth for a few seconds then sputter. It has done this before and I have tinkered with different things (new coil, plugwires, electrical wiring) It will run right for a couple weeks and then act up again. The one thing I know that it needs is the generator rebuilt. Could this be the root of my problem? I did charge the battery up good and it is still acting up. Brandon
  24. I am looking at getting a set of cultivated for my cub. I would like to use them to cultivate weeds in the garden but also to work the garden up in spring to prepare for planting. The garden is plowed under in the fall and sets through the freeze and thaw process all winter here in southern Ohio. Understanding that I will have to double back over where the the row of crops is supposed to be, will the cultivated work the prepare the garden for planting. Thanks in advice. Brandon
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