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Ok, so here is the spiel
I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ
. 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.
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 are intended to complement the businesses who support 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 is 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.
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.
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again,
to the Cub Family
Now for other help.. if you go to How To Identify Your Tractor
at TM Tractor Parts
, you can learn how to identify your tractor.
6-18-O is the casting date
251228 - R- 1 is the part number of the head
FCUB (AA or M) (1 or I) 930 probably reads FCUBM 1930 which would be the engine serial number.
The 6-18-O means that particular part was cast on the 18th of June 1968.
The FCubM 1930 is the engine serial number, which is very low and would indicate a 1947 build date. This leads me to suspect that a couple things are not correct.
First, this is not a Lo-Boy or that the engine has been replaced with one that was manufactured in 1947... which is probably doubtful, unless of course the O is actually a Q which would then mean the head is a 1947 also. Are you sure it is a Lo-Boy?????
has written this book which is a great resource and you can find it at Amazon.com
after searching for Farmall Cub.
Guy Fay's Farmall Letter Series Tractors (Originality Guide)
is an excellent resource and a must have book.
This is a pic of a 1947-49 Cub. Does it look like yours?
This is a 1955-56 Cub Lo-Boy. Does it look like yours?
This is a Cub-154 Lo-Boy. I doubt your Cub looks like this..
and this is a 185
and a 184
As far as question number 2, it is pretty well covered in the Welcome part of this response.
Hope it helps... happy reading