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My name is Karl and I live in Montgomery, MA. My tractor collection includes a '63 MF 202, a '53 Super C and a '49 Cub (technically the Cub belongs to my son but, he lets me spend money and work on it for him).
I really like old tractors beacuse they are pretty straightforward to work on and they are fun to drive. Right now I'm enjoying the Cub beacuse most of the parts are small enough for one person to handle and the price of parts doesn't give me nightmares.
I look forward to picking your collective brains...'cuz I have questions!
Howdy Buckethead!!! This is a pretty cool place to find info and just chill out. You'll love the guys on this forum. You dont happen to be a GNR fan do ya? With the whole "buckethead" i mean ?
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche
'49 Cub.....(Mr. Cub)
Welcome Karl! Be sure to check out some of the cub events in your area!
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!
Karl, welcome to the board.
'60 FH Lo-Boy
'57 FH Cub "Rusty"
'56 FH Cub
(2) '48 Cubs
'75 IH 140 w/1000 loader
C-3 mower, FH Woods 42F, 22 sickle (2), 54A blade, L-54 blade, 194 plow, FH L-38 disk, FH LB disk, 144 cultivators, FH platform carrier
Welcome, welcome, welcome thrice welcome you are my friend.
"Life's tough.It's even tougher if you're stupid."
- John Wayne
" We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
You ought to put October 19, 20, & 21 on the calendar to be at Cecil's CubFest Northeast 2007 in Kinderhook, NY. It's just over the border off I-90. Even if you can only make it for a half a day without your Cub, it'll be worth your time and you'll get to meet some great guys.
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
The Welcome Wagon is a bit overwhelming, but it has been designed to actually be copied to a Word Processor such as Microsoft Word (which preserves the active links), and saved to your desktop for easy reference at a later date or when you have a bit more time to read all the information contained in the links below. Please do so, enjoy and I hope this will be a useful aid in learning more about your New Cub Tractor
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: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
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Karl: Welcome to the site - these guys are great and loaded with knowledge that they're willing to share.
Very big of your son to "let" you work on and buy parts for his Cub !! I guess the silver lining would be thank goodness it's isn't green. Enjoy, Craig
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Not sure if I'm a GNR fan or not....the "Buckethead" used to be a mildly derogatory term that EMS folks used to refer to Fire folks. Now most of the EMS folks are Fire folks and vice versa. I liked the label so I keep it alive on the web.
I've had antique tractors for about 11 years and have no "hardcore" allegiance to any particular brand although I must admit the Farmalls would be last to go...They seemed to have the best balance of HP, gearing and tire size. When I was growing up in Enfield, CT the local tobacco farm (L.B. Haas) ran all Farmalls so, I guess I formed an opinion at a young age.
As for the knowlege base here...I know there are LOTS of smart folks here. That is very obvious by the posts that I've read. Besides, if George Willer hangs out here it's gotta be a quality site. I remember when George built the Tricycle Cub..I was amazed at his ability and resourcefullness. Someday I wanna be like George!
Regarding the "Green" comment....I have a deep dark secret that I've never shared with anyone. You all seem like nice folks that can keep a secret so here it goes....someday I'd like to own a JD630...not any of the other models, just that one. Based on the going price of them around here I'll be getting one right after I hit the lottery....and after I get the Super A.
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