Hi All

Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:08 pm

Hi everyone I am new to the forum & new to TX I was kind of pushed into retirement a few years ago so we followed the kids down to TX from IN.
We got a house with a couple acres and a long driveway. So I talked the wife into getting a little tractor we got on line and started looking. And found a pic of a IH Cub Lowboy well we both fell in love with it. So we looked and found one by Dallas TX & my Son & I went to look at it (with a trailer :wink: ) & brought it home with us. Now to change all the fluids & do a few things to it. I am the guy that can't keep it STOCK
Well I am sure I will have alot of ??????? so thanks for all the help.

Bill & Rebecca Wilson
Conroe TX

Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:15 pm


Welcome to the world of "being independantly poor and no longer needing to work for a living :!: :roll: :wink: :D " It does have it's advantages.. likr lots of Cub time..

Check your other post on the lubrication question as well ok.. :?: :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 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, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:16 pm

welcome b-2 to the cub family. you've come to the right place to ask questions. i put moble 1 syn. oil in my cub its just my personal choice.

Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:19 pm

Welcome to the forum, Bill & Rebecca. :D

Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:20 pm

Bill, Welcome aboard and make yourself at home. What part of IN did you move from? I'm orignally from Evansville, but got stationed here in '94, got married and I'm still here.

I take it "B-2" may stand for ?????

Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:47 pm

Mike we are from Terre Haute, we were both born there. We followed the kids down to TX we both like the warm winters. Well B-2 stands for Bill Jr.
and we have a son B-3 & Dad B-1 just nick names we picked up from all of us going to car shows & swap meets. We went to Frog Follies in Evansville for over 10 years, I want to try and go next year well we'll see what happens.

Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:51 pm

Mike we are from Terre Haute

Used to go up there and fish back in my younger days. I have a baby sister that now lives there with her husband. I still drive thru there on occasion when I go back home to visit. Small world.

Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:16 pm

:D welcome B 2

New but very active :wink: :wink: :wink:

Gilles :wink:

Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:55 am

Welcome B-2 and Rebecca to the world's greatest forum for the Cub. I know you will enjoy the nicest folks anywhere to chat with and there is tons of Cub info here with a lot of very knowledgeable folks. Glad to have you!! Pete

Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:22 am

Welcome Bill and Rebecca!