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by SWilliams
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

If this machine is the one Don has it should have all the kinks worked out of it. He was on the old registry back before the crash. As for the repower, the command engine is a good upgrade. The factory engine would have been the flat twin, which are good if they are the series two. But the commands ...
by SWilliams
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Service Bulletins
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Service Bulletins

Just a few items that could be added to the documents area. TRANSMISSION SERVICE BULLETIN CC-157.pdf Sluggish speeds- Slow reverse.pdf TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK SERVICE BULLETIN CC-148.pdf 82 SERIES CHECK VALVES SERVICE BULLETN CC097.pdf Want faster reverse speeds- Cyclops speed control upgrade.pdf
by SWilliams
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

They are simple to maintain really, change the oil, change the air filter, use non-ethanol gas, keep watch for mice who like to chew and build nests, Keep the blades sharp and have a spare belt or two on hand, then just run them. To keep the engine happy a bit of MMO in the gas and when you are gett...
by SWilliams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

davis2 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Hey Steve, there has been a 782D on Utica Craigslist. There seem to be 2 prices,$3200 or $4000. It has a cab and blower, but I didn't look too far into it.
Yeah there is that one and a 1572 Diesel super as well. Only issue at the moment is money... The hospital has to get pair first.
by SWilliams
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

Yep, Ivers place was the one who held the big auction in the spring. The place up the road is MacFaddens. He used to come and run the auction at Ivers. I was likely bidding against you Joe. Didn't know it then. Sad thing is that most of the dealers around here now don't keep the older trade ins like...
by SWilliams
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

Yep, knew what you meant. I have only been out to the place once after Iver got out. Miss having him out there, he stocked a lot of parts for the older machines. Bought my 1641 there, then bought a lot of misc. parts over the years. I think he got out at the right time, as much as I like Cub Cadets,...
by SWilliams
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

OK so I'm late to the party. Cooperstown is in my back yard. I believe I also know that tractor as well as it was part of Iver Lindbergs collection when he owned that same shop. Bought many parts out there as well as a few of my Cubs. The building has a unique history though. At one time it was a fi...
by SWilliams
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 451 surprise and possible warning to others.
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: 451 surprise and possible warning to others.

I have a few of the service bulletins stored on my computer here. I don't recall where I found them but it was online but not the old group. May have been MTD before they altered their site.
by SWilliams
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: ZForce Cub Tank issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: ZForce Cub Tank issues.

Good to hear, I hate it when my Tank doesn't run right. Hard to fight in battles with it running poorly... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by SWilliams
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: First mow pics
Replies: 33
Views: 3018

Re: First mow pics

Missed this entire thread but just finished cutting the grass here.
by SWilliams
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: setting up a sleeve hitch plow for use on a 3point
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: setting up a sleeve hitch plow for use on a 3point

For the sleeve hitch plow you don't set the tractor on any blocks, just level so the sleeve hitch is level as well. Remember that the sleeve hitch on most tractors do not tilt like a three point can. Then you adjust the plow so it the rear of the depth guide is about 1 inch off the ground for the in...
by SWilliams
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 451 surprise and possible warning to others.
Replies: 2
Views: 226

451 surprise and possible warning to others.

So I decided to strip one of my old 451 blowers down for parts as it is seriously rusty and I now have a few blowers on hand. Found out a couple of things that might be something to check if you are running a 450 or 451 blower on a Cyclops tractor. Cub cadet issued a bulletin about how some of the g...
by SWilliams
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Another 451
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Another 451

I was surprised when I actually looked it over. The only parts missing are the belt guard (part of it is there) and the lift arm that mounts to the rockshaft, which I have 4 of anyway. One scroll has a light bend that took about 30 seconds to fix. No other dings or damage. Only wear was the shoes an...
by SWilliams
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sabre tractor
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Sabre tractor

The Sabre and Scotts tractors were both John Deere answers to build "box store" tractors to a lower price point. They wanted to compete with other brands in that market. The current JD 100 series are the ancestors of them. I would put them in the same category as the Cub Cadet 1000 series. Basically...
by SWilliams
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Another 451
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Another 451

Found another orphan 451 blower nearby, Paid the low low adoption fee and brought it home. This one is in the best shape of any I have seen in a long time, it looks to have maybe 20 hours of use. Only things it needs are the idler pulleys replaced as it has sat long enough for them to rust up. Has t...
by SWilliams
Fri May 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Custom Corner
Topic: 129 with unknown cab
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: 129 with unknown cab

Cab roof and back panel looks like the early Sims cab for that vintage.
by SWilliams
Thu May 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: New to forum Saying Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: New to forum Saying Hello

Welcome aboard. Sounds like you will fit in real good with the rest of us crazies. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by SWilliams
Thu May 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??

Tom, Yeah one of the doctors told me I was very, very close to having a major attack. Both of the ones they worked on were over 85% blocked, There is still one artery they couldn't do anything with as it is so small they don't make a stent to fit, on some drugs for that. Docs gave me a tentative go ...
by SWilliams
Wed May 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 2082 loader
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: 2082 loader

Does it do anything when moving the wheel? Does it still have the factory center lift and does it work? Still moves under it's own power?
by SWilliams
Tue May 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??

Bassett is hard for me to forget. Did a lot of my EMS training under them and St. Lukes plus others. Plus for me they are local. My only gripe was when I saw the full bill, that almost put me right back into the cardiac ward !!!! Total hit over $70K The two stents were $5,600.00 just for the parts! ...
by SWilliams
Sat May 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??

Dave, Bassett in Cooperstown. The internal work was OK and the nurses and PAs were great(except mr.trip LOL). So far things are doing OK.
The way things are going it will be interesting if Saint E's will be around much longer.
by SWilliams
Sat May 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Super tunnel covers
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Super tunnel covers

Still alive which is a surprise some days. Guess I'll start hunting for a metal one, the plastic one I have is in a few pieces. Already have been replacing things like the rubber fuel lines with steel, running the wiring in conduit and lots of small stuff. Currently working on making the rear three ...
by SWilliams
Thu May 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??

For myself it's been a wild winter, hoping it gets a lot better. Started on rebuilding a super into a "perfect" tractor. Was going along OK until the bottom fell out of life. Started having some odd pains and getting dizzy. Wife got paranoid and shuffled me off to the ER. Hey look at that a blood pr...
by SWilliams
Thu May 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Super tunnel covers
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Super tunnel covers

Anyone know off hand if the metal tunnel cover will drop into place on a tractor with a plastic one? I like the metal ones for durability over the plastic.
by SWilliams
Mon May 11, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: UPGRADE TIME
Replies: 17
Views: 13233

Re: UPGRADE TIME

Starting to feel right again. Thanks for all the work Dave.
by SWilliams
Wed May 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Last Year/Model for Genuine I-H Cub Cadet ???
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Last Year/Model for Genuine I-H Cub Cadet ???

The last of the IH designs were the cyclops machines. The 1/2/3000 machines are MTD designs. Easy way to think of it is to look at the attachments. You can use 99% of the 82 series items on the cyclops machines with very little work. That all stopped when the new MTD designs hit.
by SWilliams
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Extending steering column?
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: Extending steering column?

Dave, with the tilt column it is easy to get to the upper shaft. At the moment I have sort of made a piece as you posted. I have a few spare parts and used the lathe to make a stub shaft that I attached to the original for testing. At the moment that is on hold as I work on making new doors for the ...
by SWilliams
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 2182 wiring diagram/schematic?
Replies: 29
Views: 24737

Re: 2182 wiring diagram/schematic?

AC at the clutch isn't good. Sounds like the rectifier has at least one shorted diode.
by SWilliams
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Extending steering column?
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: Extending steering column?

Still looking at the options. Because it has the tilt wheel I'm playing with extending it above or below the CV joint. The boot has quite a bit of travel.
by SWilliams
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: mower deck rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 3937

Re: mower deck rebuild

Being able to powder coat anything in virtually any color (including the correct IH and MTD colors) at a moments notice is one thing I miss about the old job. That and when they removed the old vapor degreasing tank. That tank was GREAT, used 1,1,1-trichloroethane and you could take a dirty, greasy ...