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bigdaddy025 wrote:Hello everyone from Wilmington,NC
Just thought i would take a minute to say hello to everyone.I dont actually own a Cub myself , but i live beside the inlaws....and pops has a Farmall something(dont get mad at me...i havent been around it enough to remember what it is exactly , but have started to gain a lot of interest lately and will remember eventually)..and also a '70 something Lo Boy 184.
I have the mechanical knowledge , and have been lucky enough to be able to do some work on them for him along with his model t.Ive actually been trying to get the starter for the lo boy for a while now.Seems the local starter shop didnt know what they were doing and busted the case on it.And no one around here remembers how to look up starters in a catalog...so i had to turn to other sources.Ive been searching ebay...and the web for a while now trying to find this thing.Then just the other day , i accidently found this forum.I didnt realize how much interest there really was in Cubs out there.I wish i had found this place a few weeks ago...the Lo Boy would have been working by now.
I posted on here what i was looking for ...and withing 3 days....with the help of a few guys....Podge, Eugene, Big Dog ...and finally Ralph who had a starter i was looking for....my starter is on the way to NC....and maybe ill be running by the weekend.Thanks again everyone for all the advice and help in locating my part.I look forward to talking to you all....maybe one day ill be able to help someone out.
Thanks for everything
Don't worry about not owning one, living beside one for a number of years myself, proved to me that I can have an addiction yet still be somewhat in control. However, once you give in to that intial urge to buy your first Cub, well you are on your way to become a hard core addict. I now have 3 and looking for more..
Starter's -- hmmm... what is wrong with the one on the Lo-Boy? Your local shop seems puzzled with it? I don't currently have a parts manual for a 184 Lo-Boy but the TC-131 Revision 8 Parts Catalog - Group 8 - Electrical - Page 3
shows the starter to be a Delco - pretty common item one would think.
I see that Josh, Ralph and a couple others have already helped you out on it though. Some day I might actually have a group of Manuals for the 184 and 185 as well
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
Filling out your Profile
is a real help. It just needs to be - City, County, State, a lot less than what is available in your local phone book. Knowing where you are will help in members offering to come help, when you are looking for parts - the area that would be useful to you etc., Also our CubFests, Mini-Fests or a simple KaffeeKlatsch/get together over coffee and a doughnut etc., to help each other benefits. Just a thought
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
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