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Well, lets see. I'm from Bayboro, N.C., just east of New bern. My grandfather farmed 20 acres with a cub back in the 1950's & 60's. I've always been quite interested in them since that time. He died of a heart attack in 1974 and my grandmother sold the tractor around 1976 without my knowing it. Eight or ten years went by and I just couldn't forget the little cub, so I began inquiring about it and found out who bought it. I've made several attempts to purchase it over the years with no luck. The man just won't budge. So last month, I decided to star looking for another. My plan was to wait til I got my vacation check this comming November and buy one. But while I was home (off of the tug boat in which I work) two weeks ago, not more than 4 miles from the house, I spotted one for sale. Naturally, I stopped to look with no intentions to buy. When the mans wife told me the price, I didn't even bother to bartel. I said I'll be back tomorrow to get it. Tore the for sale sign off and told her she hsd no further use for it. A 1951 and it's all mine.
Welcome to the forum jerlee28515. You may find this web site a valuable resource for your new TOY .
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If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
My wife says I don't listen to her. - - - - - - - - Or something like that!
Just make sure you start saving some side money. Usually what happens, when you least expect it, that man will show up and finally decide to sell you your grandfather's cub.
When I told my dad I've been misplacing things and doing stupid stuff----His reply---"It only gets better"
Welcome and lots of luck with your new cub.
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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
Count on it, Rick has good advice. But then again.. Cub fever is a contagious disease, and most people I know who one a Cub have never been able to really stop at just one.... Bet you can't stop at one either
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 if 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
Welcome to the greatest form on the web. Now that you have your toy this is the place to get a wealth of info from the best guys I have known anywhere. Someone is always ready to give you help or direct you in the right direction.
My wife has a long honey do list, I read it, thank about it, than take a nap to see if it goes away.
I am from Wilkes County NC. I have a 1951 Cub that was my grandpa's. He bought it used but I don't know what year. He used it to mow 12+ acres of hay and plow about an acre of farm land as long as I can remember.
I put a Woods L59 mowing deck on it about 2-3 years ago. I started overhauling the tractor last fall. I have replaced the front wheel bearings, overhauled the hydraulic pump, piston asmbly, carb, generator and starter, and had the engine rebuilt this winter. I will start on the back of the tractor this winter. I am using an electrolysis tank (now converted to TSP) to clean up most of the parts.
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the greatest forum on the web!!! Tons of knowledgeable folks here . pete
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