to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met
I normally pop my Welcome Wagon in, and I thought that I would include a few other comments as part of your welcome to the family.
I have yet to meet Colin, but I have heard all kinds of good things about your son.. from those who met him and his Mom at CubFest. It warms the cockles of my heart to see father and son teams as well as father and daughter teams taking part in restoring one of the greatest tractors of all time. The bonding that can occur when a project like this comes along is both priceless and irreplaceable. These are memories you will both carry through your lives, and will be able to reflect upon often. It is a special gift and a special time.. please make the most of it.. as you truly are one of the lucky ones
It is the family connective stuff which drives many of us in this community. It is very much like a very very large extended family this community of ours. I am not sure why exactly, but I can attest to the fact that this community of ours is filled with very very special and good people who really care. Ask me... they have extended their friendship to me in the roughest of times, and all with out question or without being asked... it is mind blowing. It also reminds me, as well as countless others I guess, what it was like when we were growing up, and for some of us that goes back a half century or more.. back to the "Good Old Days"
I am sure that you will enjoy being part of this group. There is so much we all have to teach each other and learn from each other, and not all of it necessarily has to do with Cubs, but certainly has to do with family, friends and all facets of life..
Welcome, and when you get a chance, please, please do attend a CubFest or maybe Cub-a-rama with Colin and your better half when possible. I know I certainly enjoyed hosting CubFest Northeast 2004, and I and my wife are looking forward to meeting so many of our Forum Friends at CubFest Northeast 2006 in Kinderhook NY...
Ok, so here is the spiel
I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting
. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1
and ATIS FAQ's 2
, The Best of H.L. Chauvin
who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub.
Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server
as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services
page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers
and New Parts Suppliers
pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR
favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These pages are intended to complement our Official FarmallCub.com Website
I would also recommend that you visit Binder Books
and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual
, the GSS-1411 Service Manual
and the TC-37F Parts Manual
. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server
, it is better is you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books
is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals
, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.
IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's
. While you are at it Original Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet
is Ken's latest addition to the series. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide
, these are three must have's in anyone's collection.
In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's
, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques
, Implement and Part Sketches
and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions
which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.
Oh, and while the program still lasts.. you might want to check the Announcement: Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer - On-Line Form
thread at the top of the Cub Forum and send away for the new style safety cap before that program runs out as well.
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again,
to the Cub Family