I never thought I would drive 1300 miles to retreive a Cub, but I did. Ma and I, (She fell in love with it immediately thank goodness) drove to Michigan this weekend to pick up Stubby, a '58 Cub LoBoy. We recieved many attachments with it.
It looks good from a distance, although it is painted wrong. It ran great when I it picked up, but now it's giving me electrial troubles. The way the wiring looks, a fire is seconds from breaking out. The tie rods look like spaghetti. Some paint chipped away and there appeared to be yellow underneath. I looked at some photos in my second bible, Ken Updikes Cub and Cub Cadet book and sure enough the International hood emblems on the sides look just like the yellow cubs. Some one please correct me if I am wrong.
Also the fast hitch looked funny to me, the leveling crank was on the right side, not the left. Every photo I have ever seen the leveling link is on the left. Did IH ever produce them this way or has a previous owner for some reason reasembled it backwards? Another problem with the fast hitch is, I believe the PO had jammed a larger sized prong in there jamming it up. I hope it can come out without too much headache.
Even though there is all these minor problems, it looks great and I can't wait to put her to work pushing snow! Here's a link to some various photos: http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=5773037&uid=2547102&members=1