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I am Tim Moore. I have been reading the forum each day for a long time but just tonight registered. I do have a cub--don't know the year but was told it is a '63. It is a lo-boy (round nose-not square) and I tried to check the serial # but it didn't match the list I had. It is 48xxx..something and ends in an R. I have had the tractor for 9 or 10 years now and have a ball with it. I cut my lawn (2.5 acres) with a woods 59, plow snow, plow my garden. Along with the mower and rear plow I have rear weights and chains. Last year I bought a second back plow and debth control along with a disc and drag for a future hi-boy (that I haven't found yet).
Besides the Farmall, I have some antique cars. My collection is mostly Model T Fords but there are a couple of A's around here. My model T collection leans toward the vintage race equipment for the T Ford. I have a collection of Frontenac overhead valve (and overhead cam) conversions. I really have more fun with the Farmall than the cars though.
Tim Moore in Eaton Rapids MI--"Island City"
Tim, welcome aboard Rudi & the others will be responding soon. Glad to see another member who also dabbles in cars. I'll have to keep you in mind, as I have a few Ford model A & T parts I need to get rid of some day as they are just occupying space in my barn. Welcome again, Mike D
Welcome Tim. Glad you joined us. I have a couple friends with Model T Fords. Take a look at TM's site and you'll figure out for sure what year you have. Here's a link with the production codes. If yours is a 63, it should have a code letter "J" on the castings. Not sure where you saw that 48XXX number, but that would match a regular cub serial number for a 1948, with production codes "R". Let us know what you find, we'll figure this mystery out
Rick- NW OHIO
Here's the link to the prod codes http://www.tmtractor.com/id/castdate_loc.htm
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Welcome aboard Tim!
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welcome to the forum Tim. You will find the best people in the world on this site, along with a few of us old grouches.
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First, 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
My chum John Niekamp is gonna be glad another old Ferd guy is on the forum... he has a few of the old ones..... but that is a different story.
Check the ATIS CubFAQ's #1 - # 3 for the SN Plate Location #13 for the Serial Number list. If what you are thinking is the SN and it ends in an R something.. that is probably a casting number and not a serial as Rick mentioned above.
Have a good read, lots or really great top notch people here to help you, and glad you came in out of the bushes..
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. One of the other projects we have been working on and it will be a continuing effort is the How To Work on Your Cub - Maintenance Tips and Techniques. 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 FarmallCub.com 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, to the Cub Family
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