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Posted: 6/23/2013 7:00:40 PM
   

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Did a little bit of work on my Cub Jr parts today. One step closer to having some new parts made. There is 35 rivets that had to be cut out to remove what was left of the frame to the front end casting and the ear end. Soon these will be headed to Albany for some new steel.

(I guess I will have to post pictures when the website is fixed.....)


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Posted: 7/8/2013 3:26:14 PM
   

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Got a few minutes to work on the Cub jr the other day and finally got the camshaft out. First I tried to cut the lifters with a die grinder chop blade, it worked but it took forever. I ended up cutting them all off with a torch then pulling the camshaft and cutting them out of the block. Malcolm your going to be learning a few new words when you get to this stage in your project...  I only got one lifter out ok but had to cut the other seven.

Joe


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Posted: 7/8/2013 4:40:02 PM
   

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Here is a couple pictures I said I would post of the rivet cutting project. Only 35 rivets hold the frame to the rear end housing and the front "gooseneck" The castings are going to the sandblasters tomorrow and then a quick trip to Albany. 
I sure wish I could find a correct Cub JR engine, but this early K engine will do for now.


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Posted: 7/10/2013 7:36:54 AM
   

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It looks like Minnesota is currently the world's "Wallis Cub Junior Restoration State" forget the 10,000 lakes and focus on the Wallis projects.

Glad you got the camshaft out Joe, I am taking close note of your work with the early block, you will soon be at the low point of the strip down and gradually cllimbing the hill to success will be rewarding, keep posting the photo's of progress we are anxiously taking note. Just wish we could all go pull some parts off the Wallis dealers shelf.

Tom it looks like you are racing away with your various projects, how many Jnr U frames are you rolling in Albany? 

Malcolm.


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Posted: 7/13/2013 5:12:20 PM
   

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I took a little trip today thought you guys might like to see a picture. The owner is getting pretty interested in fixing it up. The current owners Great-Grandpa bought a Cub Jr new but sadly it got scrapped in WW2 so this one came along later out of Nebraska or Oklahoma. The story is that he has original photo's of the family tractor.

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Posted: 7/15/2013 9:03:08 PM
   

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I have slowly been dismantling the rocker arm assembly for my Cub Jr engine since they were fairly worn out. So far I have just taken the assembly apart and cleaned it up. The old bushings were worn up to .030 on the bad ones with the shaft being worn also. I just ordered new oilite bronze bushings for the rocker arms but they have to be machined to fit. For some reason when they produced these rocker arms new the bore where the bushings press into is a different size on each of the rocker arms so there must not have been a great deal of mass production. From here the rocker arms and stands will be bead blasted, the rocker arms need the tip built up and ground back to a round shape, fit new bushing and then line everything back up on a new 16MM shaft.  

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Posted: 7/18/2013 7:53:23 AM
   

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Yet another Cub Junior surfacing this year Tom, does it still have a brass tag fitted and did you find the number on the timing cover?

Looks like it will be quite an easy restoration to bring it back to life, hope you can get a copy of the photographs of the families original Cub Junior working to show us all, I always find these period photographs interesting.

Malcolm.



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Posted: 7/19/2013 6:48:41 PM
   

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Hi Malcolm, it is exciting to see new Cub JR's coming up. I heard about this one a little over a year ago but just got a chance to see it last weekend. It looks to be in good shape but the handhold covers have been off and took a toll on the boilerplate. It looks like it should fix up very nice. All of the parts not on it are there but stored inside so it looks less complete than it is. The serial tag is still there and matches the block. #10619.

I got my my parts back from getting sandblasted. They look nice and clean. Lots of new details can be seen after they were cleaned up, mostly character from the last 90 years or so of life. The k with the challenger front end had its engine removed today along with the transmission to get the axle housings back and donate some gears to the Jr.

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Posted: 7/19/2013 7:07:53 PM
   

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Looks like you do some great work Tom.  Can't wait to see more progress updates.


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Posted: 7/21/2013 7:46:16 PM
   

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I did a little more work on the K. I didnt really want to take this one apart so much but who ever rigged this tractor together put the two parts I really needed in the hardest to remove spot. Eventually the engine and the rest of the parts not used on the JR will be made into a K again.  

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