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New Member in Maryland

Postby Roland Dell » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:13 pm

Hello Farmall Cub.com,

This is my official introduction to the forum, although I was stumbling around yesterday, trying to see just were to post.
I am a retired "Army" marine machinery technician, and OEF veteran. My father gave me a 110 John Deere when I moved back to the home of my family, on Maryland's Eastern shore.
I like to think that I married one of the last farm girls in the area. Anyway, after OEF a "silver star buddy of mine" gave me a 1960 Economy Jim Dandy, which took me nearly ten years to restore, mostly because I didn't know any local tractor people, only auto store people. If your anything like me (even being a marine engineer) that ain't much help!

Then my brother in law moved back home who also is a mechanic; yet he knew all the local farmers and retailers, for equipment and part sales. Well, we then were on our way than to restoring old tractors, with all the original or reproduced parts! We are both members now of the Corsica Antique Tractor Club, and the sky's the limit for finding what we need in rebuilding or repairing most old farm equipment.

About a month ago, my brother located for me "my new" 1953 IH Farmall Cub, at a local yard sale of sorts, along the main road to his home in southern Maryland.
So, I purchased it over the phone with my brother writing out the check for me: with just a phone video of the Cub running, and the once over from my brother who is in medicine.
This is one of the best purchases I've ever made, the head of the engine was rebuilt and runs great, and only a slight hydraulic leak is detected. After scraping off the builders plate, I soon discovered she was a 1953 - instead of a 1957 Cub as we were told! Now she sits in my brother in laws pole barn, cutting some grass and awaiting our complete restoration of her.

Right now the rubber has some slight cracks in the tires, with one rear mounted backwards, and an agricultural tire on the front, needed to replace an all purpose tire. I was surprised just how quiet this old machinery ran, with it's flat head engine, and no muffler. I'm scrounging around my garage looking for my exhaust "flapper cover" and I never thought I would have use for it again, but you never know what you might find along the side of the road!
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby Rudi » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:22 pm

Roland:

G'day to you. I enjoyed your introduction. The following should be of help to you as you gin up to start that restoration ...

Image to Farmallcub.com :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of the most important resources are Owner's Manuals, Parts Catalogs and Service Manuals. The Cub Manual Server is the home of the jpg versions and the PDF Manuals -- well the pdf's of course :wink: Enjoy!.
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby Roland Dell » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:39 pm

Thank you Rudi for the welcome, and great information this site provides!
I will pour over it some more, when I return home after the Labor Day weekend.
Make sure you have a good one!

Roland
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Roland, Welcome to the Forum. Enjoy the long weekend and your Cub. :D If you have any questions or problems, feel free to ask for help.

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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby RaymondDurban » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:01 pm

Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby johnny j » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:13 am

Roland ! Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby randallc » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:21 am

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas and thank you for your service. Have fun with your cub and understand "They are addictive."
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby Donegal Cub » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:20 am

Well Roland,
A big Irish welcome to the land of the little Cubs. This is a fantastic forum with very helpful & friendly people who are experts in all things not alone Cubs. Enjoy being part of the Cub Experience. :{_}:
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby danovercash » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:46 am

Welcome Aboard from another branch (USN-Aviation)!
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:12 am

Thank you for your service, Roland.
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby brichter » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:59 am

Hey Roland;

Welcome to the forum. You have some good Cub neighbors up there close. I have Grandkids who live in Leonardtown so I come up occasionally. I'll try to get in a visit when I come again. Where exactly are you located?
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:25 pm

Zip Code places him in Stevensville on Kent Island.
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Re: New Member in Maryland

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:19 am

Roland, Welcome to the forum from another retired vet,(USAF). You will like this forum and your little cub.
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