HELLO! And welcome! Although most folks here have Cubs, there are many (like me) who have both multiple cubs and other tractors as well. In fact, I have a '48 SA that I just finished restoring this past summer (everything except the transmission and engine). There are a couple others who are either working on theirs or have just finished, so they will probably chime in. You are right about the Service Manuals...I bought both the IH one from Binders, and the I&T one. But between the two of them and the parts manual (also from Binders Books), I was able to figure most things out. For the things I couldn't, I came here. The great thing about this forum is that there is SO much knowledge, and if no one knows the answer to a question, there is usually someone who is determined enough to dig it out from even obscure sources.
Rudi should be along to officially welcome you and give you some forum info. He has done a lot, along with MANY others, to provide manuals (see the top of the page) as well as How To's, etc. They are well worth going through, because the Cub and SA are so similar.
If you have questions, ask. If you need parts, post in the wanted ads. If you need more or new parts, check out the forum sponsors. There are already some cross references for most seals, bearings, gaskets, etc...if you can't find the lists, just ask and someone will know where they are!! Also, most of us have found plain old NAPA to be a good source for those seals and bearings.
Again, welcome and be sure to attend a Cubfest in the near future. In fact, according to your zip code, you are right down the road from a couple of the best ones (OK, 4.5 hours!!!) Check them out under the Board Index http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=66680
There is a How To for posting photos on the forum using the Photo Host (above to the far right), or you can use something like Photobucket. If you can't figure it out, guess what...just ask!
Have fun and post some photos!!!!