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ollyvah

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  1. I have a 1961 Cub Low Boy, which has to be one of the sweetest running pieces pf machinery I have! I bought it at auction about 20 years ago when it had a nice fresh red paint job on it. I have recently discovered it was originally sold as a municipal model, as I had found yellow paint in a few places. The person who blasted & painted the tractor took no precaution to protect the serial number plate , & it was sand blasted nearly to being illegible. I finally removed the blasted plate the other day & was able to read all but the last digit of the serial #, (# 1397, 2 or 3 J ), once I was able to wear 2 pairs of magnifying safety glasses & turn it around to get in a different light. I suspect that will be close enough for anything I'd need to know as far as chasing parts go. I would like to replace the damaged tag with a good one & seem to remember talk of a source of new blank number plates somewhere. I was wondering if someone may be able to direct ,me in the right direction to find one of those. Thank You all, I have learned a great deal from reading this forum over the years & am continuously impressed by the amount of knowledge to be found here.
  2. I have a 1961 Cub Low Boy, which has to be one of the sweetest running pieces pf machinery I have!  I bought it at auction about 20 years ago when it had a nice fresh red paint job on it. I have recently discovered it was originally sold as a municipal model, as I had found yellow paint in a few places.   The person who blasted & painted the tractor took no precaution to protect the serial number plate , & it was sand blasted nearly to being illegible. I finally removed the blasted plate the other day & was able to read all but the last digit of the serial #, (# 1397, 2 or 3  J ), once I was able to wear 2 pairs of magnifying safety glasses & turn it around to get in a different light.   I suspect that will be close enough for anything I'd need to know as far as chasing parts go.   I would like to replace the damaged tag with a good one & seem to remember talk of a source of new blank number plates somewhere.  I was wondering if someone may be able to direct ,me in the right direction to find one of those.   Thank You all, I have learned a great deal from reading this forum over the years & am continuously impressed by the amount of knowledge to be found here.

  3. I am always amazed at what I can learn once I drop my guard
  4. I have a 1961 Cub Lowboy which has the same placard on the sides of engine cowling/ fuel tank, also referred to as a 154
  5. Thank you for the information. 1929 is a nice bit of information to have. I had learned that it ran a saw mill in its day. It appears the cam follower has a chunk taken out of it & its shaft has .030" or so of bend in it, one valve has some missing linkage & hardware parts.
  6. We would ALL know if the Earth was flat because cats would push everything off the edge!
  7. I have recently acquired a McCormack Deering IH stationary engine. I have not been able to get a good read on the tag yet, & cannot read the first bit on the bottom left corner of the tag. I can read what looks like 550 rpms & the serial # is W 14790 This engine is fairly large, probably 1200# s I am guessing it would be 5 or 6 HP, ( with absolutely NO prior experience with them) The fly wheels are about 30" in diameter. It rolls over very nicely, although, it does look like it is missing some parts. I dont believe it has run since it was most likely taken from its original application 50 or 60 years ago. I would love to find a place to learn more about it, find some sort of manual or blue prints, as well as a source for parts. I have tried goggling a number of terms & only come up with amazon & ebay type of results & a few you tube videos. I have found a great deal of help, expertise, & knowledge from previous experience with the people who comment on Red Power forums, & look forward to learning more about this old piece of American Iron. This is my second IH machine, I have a sweet 1961 cub low boy that runs like a champ! Thank You Peter
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