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by Tom Scott
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: New from Missouri
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: New from Missouri

A fine looking machine, still in service as it is meant to be! Welcome aboard!
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by Tom Scott
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I like to suport the little guy, BUT
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: I like to suport the little guy, BUT

I also consider Messick's as my go-to dealership. Too far for me to drive, but they have flat-rate shipping of nearly any Cub part for about $6. You can be anywhere in the country and buy right off the website. Prices are generally slightly less than other sources as well. Yeah, a lot of people hate...
by Tom Scott
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

My gut is you're overpaying. This machine would need to be verified extremely low hour with near perfect everything to justify that money. Including paint and decals, should be near perfect. What deck? Again, should be near perfect, no rust. This is top asking dollar and demands top condition. Hours...
by Tom Scott
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

Rich's post from the LT2138 thread, to keep everyone from being confused... Thanks Tom! I just got off the phone with the seller of the 782 after asking him several questions. He is getting back to me with the engine model. It is definitely a Kohler 17hp, just not sure if it is a Series 1 or 2? He s...
by Tom Scott
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

Richard - 782 is a fabulous machine, but find out what engine it has before you pay top dollar. I'm working from memory, so some other members can help, but, there was a KT17 Series 1 engine that was undesirable (no oil pump, splash lubrication only), and an Onan (had some issues and poor parts avai...
by Tom Scott
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: LT 2138 Mower Deck Weld
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: LT 2138 Mower Deck Weld

Richard - Welcome, sorry for your troubles, but this may turn to good as you embark on chasing down a much heavier duty machine such as the 782 in your other thread. The mower deck appears to be completely rusted out in that area. You can't weld to rust. To fix, it would indeed need reinforcing stee...
by Tom Scott
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Dreaded Hydro Gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Dreaded Hydro Gasket

Hey, you're halfway there now! Putting back together is always more rewarding than tearing down.

It's a shame when people misrepresent what they sell. The cork-rubber factory replacement should be stronger and more durable than an all cork gasket.
by Tom Scott
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

Paul - Make sure it is a "coiled spring pin" you ordered ("Spirol" is a brand name for the major manufacturer of coiled spring pins). A regular roll pin is not nearly as strong and will just be waiting to break and give you more grief in the future. If you look in dag's pictures, you can see the coi...
by Tom Scott
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Dreaded Hydro Gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Dreaded Hydro Gasket

Ugh, sorry Charlie, it sucks when that day arrives and you know you have this tedious job in front of you! At least it's not too terrible of a job and you have the reward of no more nasty leaks when you're done.
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by Tom Scott
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 451 surprise and possible warning to others.
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: 451 surprise and possible warning to others.

Steve, good catch, thanks for sharing.

I'm going to end up moving this to the sticky that has 450/451 notes. Good info. Thanks!

Just curious, where are you finding the service bulletins? We used to have them on the old site, but I think they got lost.
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by Tom Scott
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: First mow pics
Replies: 33
Views: 4446

Re: First mow pics

I've been so busy since spring that I kept putting off looking at this thread. Finally went through it all this morning, sorry I was absent! Although dag didn't get any of the faces he wanted to go with the names, it was entertaining! Best quote from two pages worth: Hey. What is this green crap sho...
by Tom Scott
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Hell Out There In The Promise Land
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Hell Out There In The Promise Land

Fred, it's all good, we've all made some funny typo's! We don't really have any members that are using the series of compact tractors you have. We are happy to have you around, but I don't think we are going to be much help. You might do better on a compact tractor forum. That being said, you're wel...
by Tom Scott
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Need a little help
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Need a little help

Well, in the absence of a reply from the OP, I can at least say "Hi" to dag and BM! Hope things are well for both of you. I've never heard of this model number, I think David has the number wrong as dag suggests. As per my signature, my loader tractor is a 2182. David, reply back to us with some pic...
by Tom Scott
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Jari Mowers
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Jari Mowers

Ben - Very cool, thanks for sharing! The hood is reminiscent of an orchard tractor, to deflect the branches, gives it a very unique look.
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by Tom Scott
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: Back in the game!
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Back in the game!

John, Welcome, we look forward to seeing your posts!
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by Tom Scott
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

Does the rockshaft lift arm have multiple holes? A hole further out on the rockshaft will provide more lift. Conversely, if the bracket for the lift rod at the blade has multiple holes, then the hole closest to its attachment point will provide more lift. The above are likely stupid questions, as yo...
by Tom Scott
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: greetings

Will - Welcome! As Joe mentioned, start a thread in the "Shooting the Breeze" section for anything going on with that 1650, that is the general discussion area for IH built machines. Again, Welcome, good to have you aboard!
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by Tom Scott
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Starter or Relay or Something Else ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Starter or Relay or Something Else ???

George - Nice post to read this morning, thanks for putting it up! And you might just have saved someone else from missing the spacer install.

Your money on the new battery was not wasted, and you saved the starter for free. Nice win!
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by Tom Scott
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1961 CCO serial # list
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: 1961 CCO serial # list

Jess - Nice to see you back again! Yes, the serial# list is Dave's project, his effort to have some of the Registry live on. I'm sure Dave would love to have your's added in. You might need to PM him, he gets busy and may not see every thread.
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by Tom Scott
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: relief valves and moving tractor
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: relief valves and moving tractor

I've only had newer machines with the automatic valves, but you are correct, you should not be able to push with valves not depressed. If the tractor has sat for a long time perhaps enough fluid has drained from the main system that you are able to move some, but... I would not move it at all withou...
by Tom Scott
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cub Cadet 125
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Cub Cadet 125

Post in the for sale section. Read the rules in that section for posting, pretty simple. Asking prices required.
by Tom Scott
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1811 Blue Wires
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: 1811 Blue Wires

ReicheP wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:36 am
Thanks for the help, I know I should have gotten the test light out before posting......maybe next time.
Nah, posting is good, let's us know you're still alive and kicking!
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by Tom Scott
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1811 Blue Wires
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: 1811 Blue Wires

The manual does give the color code, but my memory is the same as Joe, blue = lights. The harness has the connector at each taillight location, and the taillights each have a pig tail that plugs in. Allows for easy removal of fender pan without disturbing bulbs.
by Tom Scott
Tue May 26, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 129
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: 129

Robert - Great looking rig! I would really appreciate a cab on some of my snow years.
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by Tom Scott
Mon May 25, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 2084 hydro leak
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: 2084 hydro leak

Troy - Yeah, I view this area as a bit of a "fail" by Cub. They persist in selling the "peel and stick" gasket and they continue to punch the three holes that aren't needed that just make the gasket more vulnerable to leaking. I position the gasket so that the three holes through it are up, not down...
by Tom Scott
Sat May 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 2082 loader
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: 2082 loader

Glad it's all good again! Hopefully the hydro filter was changed with it. A clogged filter will starve the pump and kill it.
by Tom Scott
Wed May 20, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Hows everyone doing during this lockdown BS... ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

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

Wow, I just found time to open this thread tonight. Steve, I'm glad you're on the mend, that sounded pretty close! When you're up to it, I would love a picture heavy thread on the Super project. Nice to see all you guys posting. Paul, you were able to take a vacation as our weatherman this year, but...
by Tom Scott
Wed May 20, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 2082 loader
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: 2082 loader

Steve's questions are to determine if the charge pump is still functioning. Think of the main pump and hydraulic motor it propels as a closed loop that leaks deliberately (internally) so that new fresh, cool coolant can replace it. The primary job of the charge pump is to provide the make-up oil (th...
by Tom Scott
Mon May 18, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: New to forum Saying Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: New to forum Saying Hello

Kris - Welcome! Well, you're new to our site, but certainly not to Cubs! Good to have you. For your IH made stuff, you'll be right at home in the main forum for those, the "Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze" section, and we also have a CCC forum for the later stuff.

Again, Welcome!
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