With the tractor off, open the throttle wide open, which should put the governor spring in tension. Most old dwell meters had a tach function. What do I need to do to get the max out of the engine. Jlpb61 Regular Joined: 21 Mar 2016 Posts: 58 Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:22 am Post subject: Re: 1948 F Cub Adjusting clutch. Jlpb61 Regular Joined: 21 Mar 2016 Posts: 58 Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:03 pm Post subject: Re: 1948 F Cub Adjusting clutch. The amount of freeplay within the spec has no bearing on engagement aggressiveness, only at what point in the travel of the pedal that the clutch engages. That is one small hole! That is one small hole! When I press the pedal down it will stop and I can shift but barely, grinds a little.
How do I adjust the height of those 3 fingers. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Fred Matt, You're governor linkage may not be adjusted correctly. I just replaced the clutch and all the fixin's in my 1950 Cub. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co. Too loose and it makes it hard or impossible to shift with lots of grinding etc because the clutch doesn't completely disengage. I'm assuming we are talking about a regular Farmall Cub.
When done, mark that finger so you know it's done, and continue to the next. He had a problem like this I think. Any suggestions before we need to split the tractor. I would say your Pilot bushing is sticking. There are two ways of adjusting it, depending on thr year. I was able to make the clutch work by adjusting the linkage, not adjusting the levers on the clutch.
Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. After I got over my fear and did my first split of the tractor I will not adjust the clutch from the access hole again. Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters. And how did you adjust the pedal linkage? The first clutch went bad about a year ago, It lasted approx. It worked before so the only other thing is the throw out bearing is wrong, they may be different with different years or pressure plates. The throw out bearing is the repetitive point of failure. Check each finger for the proper height and if needed, continue with the adjustments.
Like I said, never been around one too much, but is there a shaft going from the clutch housing to the transmissions on the Cubs? We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Have a friend there to rotate the engine for the 3 finger adjustments. I just reinstalled the engine for the 2nd time and don't want to take it apart again. Also make sure the spring on the governor arm isn't gummed out with paint, grease and dirt. You have to adjust the fingers before you put it back together. Hose it down with your favorite penetrating oil and reach back in there and scrub it with an old toothbrush or similar. I have the tractor mostly back together so I assume there's nothing I can do to adjust them now.
My clutch pedal is adjustable but its all the way to the end of the slot. One a new to me cub that needed a clutch adjustment I did the split and had it back together in 2 hours. It's like a car as far as putting it in gear, meaning if no grinding then the clutch freeplay is in the ballpark. So are you saying when you push the clutch pedal down you still have trouble getting it into gear?? I know about the pedal adjustment, but I'm pretty certain the clutch fingers need to be adjusted, since the pedal adjustment seems to be used up. Yes, I know this topic comes up all the time.
Our fast shipping, low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. I adjust the clutch a lot on my motorcycle when I bust perches and cables so I have thought about this a bit. Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters. Then you have to look at the part s you replaced. Could you guys please help. Please tell me where I made my mistake.
And it can also be simple linkage out of adjustment. When you push the clutch pedal down you disengage the clutch so that the gears in the transmission stop spinning. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. If it has the turnbuckle just behind the throw out bearing it is a real pain to adjust. If I have to put in new bearings would it be worth the investment to put in a new clutch? I wonder if I can heat and bend a little wrench to reach up in there? I pulled the tractor apart again.
Yea, makes sense about the free play. Rick Rick, thanks for the reply. Attached is a picture of the two different types of clutch linkage you may have for your 1948 Cub. When I looked at the clutch adjusting fork, it was turned all the way to the top of the fork, so the only way to go is to extend it down or out. Not a hard job and one person can easily do it. Ive broke it open twice. Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters.
If you don't have the book, get one. I also have a ck30 gear. When it grinds it is pushing the throw out bearing to far into the presure plate. If the clutch disc were in backwards it would have wobbled on the flywheel when you installed it. On the clutch pedal under the foot board there is a bolt that is in a slot.