The other two new rear wheel rims are for the ex John Moffit original import Cub Jnr to the UK which is currently under extensive restoration by the West family in Kent, the rear wheels on that one are not tapered spokes, the spokes are the wide parallel version just like the British Wallis wheel and it has different axles too with extensions, they wondered if the tractor at some time in it's life had an hay sweep attached to the back axles.
Just a bit more Cub Junior conversation I have been going to add onto here for a while is the radiators,
Many years ago I was given a Cub Junior radiator and water pump from a tractor which was scrapped in the South Wales area, it was put int the back of the shed and left, when my two projects arrived from France almost a year ago now there was one radiator lying on top of the tractor, I then got them both together and realise we have several differences.
The British radiator pictured on the left of the photograph has a tube and fin core, the top and bottom tanks are made from brass and note the course British thread on the filler cap and neck.
The French radiator pictured on the right of the photograph is identical to the ones I have seen in North America with honeycomb core, all steel construction and a very fine thread on the filler neck.
Has anyone come across this before?
I know Ervin is reproducing these radiator parts in both steel and brass, but when I discussed it with him he felt the brass ones were replacements, I know the British one I have was original, so we have another conundrum.
Was some tractors shipped to UK as skid units?, less radiators, manifolds, carburetors and possibly rear wheels, as many of you have seen these differences on British tractors.