Little Red

I was finally able to see the tractor I inherited. She’s a 1948 Farmall Cub. So far, I’ve come up with the name of “Little Red”.

I was hoping for a little warmer weather for the first uncovering, but I was happy to see that she’s in pretty good shape.

Although the pictures do not show the muffler, we do have it and it is in good condition.

The main issue with it is that the engine is frozen, and not just from the cold. I did pull the plugs and put some Kroil in, but no luck after a week. Hopefully warmer weather will help.

We did notice the the rear tires were slightly low. They are in surprisingly good shape, which confused me. My brother and I quickly found out that they were filled with water. We put the back end up on blocks and then started the purge process. I’m know that they were likely filled with water on purpose, but they do need to be at the correct pressure. 

Besides the frozen engine, I am concerned with where the muffler connects (which it won’t right now).

I’m looking for ideas on what to do.

Another puzzle we encountered was some blue paint under the red coat. I wish we knew the history on why it was blue?

The next trip to the camp will be warmer, so we’ll continue work on getting the engine to turn over and do a lot more cleaning. I’m going back and forth on if I should paint it or just clean it up. We’ll also be moving it to a shed this summer, so that will help protect her.

Mystery yellow paint here as well…

Working out

The past couple of weeks my wife has talked me into weighing out with her. So far, I’ve loved it! I just wish there was more time in the day.