Pleased to meet you!!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:10 pm

Good Evening Guy's, This is my first post on your site. I just ran across this site while looking at the how to, envolving electrolysis that Joe Motuzick had on the IH Registry Forum. Upon further investigation I decided I wanted to be a part of your forum. As far as my introduction, I probably am known to some of you thru the registry and my being a member of Chapter #17 and Chapter #34 IH Collector's. At present I have a Farmall "M" amd a Farmall "230" and a McCormick Deering "W4". My Cub-Cadets include three 782's, a 1650, 1450, 1250, a 1872 with a loader on, a 105, a 125, a 102, a 122, a 126 a 1963 original and a couple of part's Cub-Cadets. I also have quite a few attachments for Cub-Cadets.
I'm 59 years young and retired on dissability. I was forced toretirefrom a Brass Manufacturing Facility after suffering a disabeling back injury at work. My hobby is Tinkering with my Cub-Cadets. I just can't sit in the house and watch television so I spend my time in my shop with my Cub-Cadets. I can be recognized at shows and plowday's as being the fat old guy wearing bib overalls. At plowday's I usually will have one of my 782's that I have fixed up as a plow tractor. I'm always willing and ready to talk about Cub-Cadets. You will probably be reading more posts from me as time goes on. I'll be pleased to meet each and every one, posting on this site.

Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:19 pm

Don - Welcome aboard but you might be hard to identify since you won't be the only old fat guy wearing bib overalls! Whereabouts do you call home?

Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:19 pm


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

Most of what you will find below deals primarily with our Cubs, but you will notice that there is a fair amount of Cub Cadet stuff as well. My server is going to be upgrading a bit over the next few months as I finish as many of my Cub Manuals, but now that I am the proud owner of a 129 Hydro.. there will be a few more CC things on the server.

Hopefully what is there will be of use to you.. possibly the Electrolysis tanks and other useful stuff. Some of the accessories can be used by a Cub Cadet, such as my Log Wagon which my Craftsman and now my CC will pull occassionally depending on what my Cubs are doing.

I am looking forward to your insight on CC's and possibly what you do to help you maintain and play with them. I currently am building a new pole barn and one of the toys I would like to have in the new barn is a electric cable winch platform so that I can lift the Lawn Tractors up to working height. I am also medically disabled as well.. seems there are more than a few of us in that boat, so anything we can build that will make our tinkering better is always a good thing.

Welcome, and please have fun, we shall be looking forward to your posts..

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 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

Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:37 pm

Welcome aboard, Don!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:04 pm

Don, welcome aboard :D :D

Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:11 pm

Don: Glad to have you on board. Dan


Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:31 pm

Always nice to have new (older) member with a few whiskers.
I'm older than the 1949 Cub we have....

Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:51 am

Welcome Don to the world's best Forum :!: . Glad to have you, come on in and make yourself at home!!!!!Pete

Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:54 pm

Again, welcome. By the sound of what's in your stable, I'd say you've come to the right place!