Welcome to the Cub Forum and to the Cub Family
BigDog gave you some good advice. Now, I will drop in me dos centavos worth.
Do yourself a very big favour. Go to Binder Books
and order these three manuals.
Cub Owners Manual
(good for regular and lo-boy all years)
TC-37F Parts Manual
GSS-1411 Service Manual
The good folks on this forum gave me this advice 2 years ago when I was just a newbie Cub nut and had aquired the first of my present 3 Cubs. They have proved invaluable. In fact they are absolutely essential as most of the questions you have are answered in those three manuals. The parts manual is especially useful for the cut-away and the exploded diagrams. Also, it is basically imperative that when ordering parts from your CaseIH counter man that you have the part number. It sure simplifies everything and the right part usually gets ordered.
In the meantime, and I know BD just overlooked this
, if you click on the link below in my signature line, it will take you to the Cub Manual Server
. Spend some time there looking things over. Most of the info you need is there.
Speaking of which, if you click this : Lurker Carl's Carb Fixes
, most of what you need to know about your fuel problem is discussed there including which carb kits to buy and which to avoid like the plague
As for oil, oil filter, hy-tran for your touch control if equipped and for most parts - your local CaseIH Dealer or Case Parts On-Line
, will be your best source for good quality IH parts. If you do not have a local dealer, then Ken over at Carter and Grunewald
can supply and ship your required parts etc., to you. You can also get parts at TSC, NAPA and other auto parts stores and sometimes it is cheaper, but you may find out that cheaper is not always better. I know I did
As for gas - regular unleaded is perfect and no lead additives are required nor recommended. The only thing you might want to do is to put some Marvel Mystery Oil in your gas tank occassionally according to the directions on the bottle. I am beginning to like that stuff
Again, welcome to the Forum and to the Family. Betcha can't stop at one