Howdy fom Kentucky!

Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:35 pm

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Andy Lovins im 30 years old and a Farmall nut. I guess you can say I got it honest, my grandfather was a retired IH certifited mechanic for 40+ years. I can never remember a time when there wasn't at leat 4 or 5 farmalls sitting around the farm. All we knew was Red Power!

I have to thank Ralph for introducing me to this board. Went to visit him yesterday and showed me around the shop. He has bout anything you need as far as cub part go. Thanks Ralph!

I curently have 2 Cubs a 48' and a 54'. Also have a 300 utility and an Super MTA.

Also, I am currently restoring the 54' which is really special to me. It was my grandfathers who bought it new in 54. He recently passed and I decided to name her "Papaw's Toy".

AWESOME site and thanks!

Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:11 pm

Wow! You're about 200 miles closer to Ralph than I am... lucky guy. :D

Welcome aboard.

Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:56 pm

WELCOME kycubs :!:

Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:28 pm

Welcome aboard Kycubs, if we keep this up we'll outnumber those Ohio guys in no time :lol:

Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:58 pm

Welcome Andy

Knew your grandfather well SUPER GUY :!: :!: :!:

Dave Napier

Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:07 pm

welcome, glad to see another Ky guy onboard. Im new here myself, just wanted to say hey.

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:24 pm

Good to see you here. Quite a fitting name for your cub. Grump

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:57 pm


Yup, Image to what George said.. you are about 1,000 miles closer than I am to Ralph, You lucky guy you! :wink: :D :D :D

First, Image 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 :!: :D

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

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. One of the other projects we have been working on and it will be a continuing effort is the How To Article Archive. This the the place to go to get all the quick links to some very good articles written by many members of the forum on solving some of the problems we encounter as we repair, maintain and up-grade our Cubs. Keep looking for this to grow.

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 Website Sponsors:

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, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:02 pm

Glad to see ya here :{_}:

Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:03 pm

Welcome aboard!

Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:52 pm

AWESOME site and thanks!

Andy, Wecome to the Forum and I think this is an AWSOME site too. As for Ralph I couldn't pursue my Hobby without him. Every time I talk to Ralph it cost me $$$ :lol: