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by Nic Bextermueller
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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy doug barnett (Dlbarnett) on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 02:50 pm:

Ok, who broke the forum this time?

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 09:42 pm:

I know where a proper muffler can be ordered,
And Harry do you really think that's a fair starting price


Cub Cadet hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Lewis Palma (Lpalma) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:44 pm:

Looks like it also has a blown head gasket .


Don't ask don't tell policy...Never tell em how much you paid...

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Charlie Proctor (Cproctor) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:17 pm:

The muffler is one of the really early replacement Nelson's.
You can tell by the round Nelson Muffler logo stamped in it. And the way the exhaust pipe is attached and indented in the end.
169a


"Every Cub has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 07:44 pm:

Doug, I agree,


Cub Cadet hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy doug barnett (Dlbarnett) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 07:40 pm:

If that 169 has only 200 hours on it, it was used hard. Check out the cracks on the dash tower where it bolts to the frame. Also the muffler heat shield has big crack in it too. And why black out part of the serial number? That silver paint on the exhaust elbow would burn off with in the first ten minutes of full throttle operation. Maybe the guy put a new muffler on and painted it?
Just my .02 worth

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Harry Bursell (Hydroharry) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:52 pm:

Jeff and Art - I actually think the starting bid price of that 169 on e-pain is fair. I thought he had a close-up pic of the hour meter and it was only showing about 200 hours. Compare it to a 40 year old used car with about 20,000 miles. Or compare a used 200 hour machine to a new sorta equivalent green machine. It's actually kinda cheap for a starting price. From what I can see in the pics it looks to me like it's showing about 200 hours of use.

Couple things that do sorta bother me.
It's got a Quiet Line hood hinge - but so what, it's a replacement after a couple years and he happen to get the QL version instead of the piano hinge original. And he happen to paint it the correct color???
I also see the little rubber seat pan bumpers appear to be taller than original. Again, probably no big deal.
But I also looked at the exhaust pipe coming out of the engine block and it's painted silver like the muffler. I just don't know if that's correct, or if that little stub pipe was painted by someone - or if we have something here that really isn't as it appears. Otherwise, the tractor just has the original look to me, and not a refurb look.

One other thing that could be checked is the tail light lenses. Do they have the original DOT 70 certification number, or are they the later replacements? If they are the 70 versions I have to think this is truly an almost completely original and low hour 169.

I guess there is one other thing to question. That seat. I know the pattern of the vinyl on this seat was used on the Quiet Line series. I was thinking the 169's came with a more narrow line pattern in the vinyl that went side to side. It does have the white metal pan which is correct. Does anyone know for certain what seat pattern the 169's did come with?


Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(but may have a component failure)


Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:37 pm:

Charlie

Jerry, looks like 529277 is our latest 169 number we will have to wait for Arts updated list.

Art can you post it in the 169 thread, that way it will be very easy for all of us to find when referencing back to.

oh yea a quarter sounds better that quartet


Cub Cadet hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Charlie Proctor (Cproctor) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:27 pm:

The 169 OWNERS COLLECT HERE thread is open for posting in the Sandbox.


"Every Cub has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Home of the Plow Special (Aaytay) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 04:48 pm:

Jeff- A "quartet" of 2-grand would be rather expensive. Just saying.

Kraig- Thanks for the thoughts on open office, but it doesn't seem to play nice with the Winderz-10 that's on my computer. I've actually had pretty good luck just dropping the excel files into my Google drive and opening them up as "sheets", I think I just grabbed the wrong copy off the external HD. I'll do more digging soon.

As they say on TV, "More tonight at 10!"


...is it snowing yet?

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 04:39 pm:

I wonder why he blacked out part of the serial number, and 2 grand he is delusional.

I paid a quartet of that for my 169.

Jerry I will try to figure out the last 169 number just not sure if it is known.

Glad Charlie only locked and did not delete the 169 thread,

thanks Charlie this place is great


Cub Cadet hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Kraig McConaughey "Keeper of the Photos" (Kmcconaughey) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:33 pm:

Harry, I just sent Art an email suggesting OpenOffice as a way for him to access the older MS Office files. I use OpenOffice on my laptops and other PCs to access my MS Word and Excel documents. Hopefully that will allow him to speed up getting us the info. :-)


Charlie says I'm an INSTIGATOR.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Harry Bursell (Hydroharry) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:03 pm:

Jeff, Tom and Tod - I had a message back and forth with Art. The list he posted was not the complete list. He snagged an earlier version in the post and will re-post after a 16hr day and once he has time to get MS Office access on his current pc.

As long as we're on the subject of the famous Model 169, the most powerful Garden Tractor built by IH up until Oct/Nov 1974, I found this on the e-pain site. I'm not promoting or recommending this unit, or anything of that nature. I did notice it has an updated hood hinge, and I wondered where he may have gotten 4 brand new original style Goodyear tires. Sure is a nice looking mostly original unit. I can't insert the link but you can search and find it using Item No. 252281442015


Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(but may have a component failure)


Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Tom Hill (Thill) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:01 pm:

Well apparently by Serial Number on the engine of my 169 it must not be the original and have been replaced by PO (there was only one to my knowledge).

I noticed the discrepancy when I posted but figured I'd report what I had.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Jerry Harvey "Nines are wild" (Jharvey) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:36 am:

Jeff
OK what's the highest 169 SN: ?


You can never have too many 149's around!

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Marlin Homrighausen (Mhomrighausen) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 04:14 am:

Eric D. I've a set on the 782D and actually like the narrow size of them. Good traction. Mine are the 23 x10.50 x 12 ones.


We are only as smart as the politicians we elect to office.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 10:32 pm:

Eric use the search bar and type in deestone, many guys use them here


Cub Cadet hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 10:30 pm:

Todd here you go
http://www.ihcubcadet.com/forum/messages/106/254071.html?1361144724#POST203568


Cub Cadet hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Eric Dively (Edively) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 09:59 pm:

Has anyone tried the deestone tires?

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Todd O'Connor (Toconnor) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 09:55 pm:

Can we see pics of that 1st built 169? That would be sweet to own.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 09:09 pm:

Nic, you can't ruffle his feathers they are all numbered and neatly tucked away...

I will admit Harry is normally spot on with his cub knowledge.


Cub Cadet hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Nic Bextermueller (Nbextermueller) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 08:04 pm:

Harry, this place wouldn't be so fun without you. I just like to try a ruffle your feathers every now and again. (I do think your 169 is pretty darn near perfect...)


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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Harry Bursell (Hydroharry) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 07:10 pm:

Nic - this one's for you. Maybe you remember the movie with the phrase "What we've got here is a failure to communicate" and then shortly there after this guy appears.


Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(but may have a component failure)


Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Harry Bursell (Hydroharry) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 07:05 pm:

Nic -
Gerry (and Allen) - I've been eluding the overhaul you mentioned because it's been alluding me. I'm waiting for

Steve - Mr. Plow - nothing wrong with being behind a glass enclosure as Nic mentioned, and then bringing it out and pulling the snot of out them either, cause soap and water works wonders too.

I guess Nic thinks my 169 Trailer Queen must be perfect (which is nice to know) but it does get a little dirty from the dirt tracks and dust at the show parades. Truth is I kept it as a collectors piece and because of my yellar n' white fever. I ain't got no place to use it where I live now. The lot my house is on is only 10,147 sq ft., and besides that it's pie shaped. I couldn't even turn the tractor around on the grass area of the front, and the back has more landscaping than grass. The tractor is just near and dear to my heart, took me so long to find, and 7 years to restore. It's just a sentimental thing

And besides that Nic thinks my posts are too long so I'm just adding words to annoy him.


Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(but may have a component failure)


Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Steve Blunier "Mr. Plow" (Central IL) (Sblunier) on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 06:46 pm:

You guys are exactly right, all restorations should look PERFECT........


Right up to the point where you hook them to the plow and pull the snot out if them!!! :-) :-) :-)


"There's nothing more peaceful than plowing a field, chances are you'll do your best thinking there"


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