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cubby wrote:I thought i should introduce myself,after sittin and reading for a couple of months. I live on the family farm in southwest ohio. I like anything thats old,with an engine, no matter the color. I have grampa's farmall regular, dad's WD allis chalmers, jd A, and his cub in the barn. I cant say i would take one over the other, but the wife likes the cub. "It's cute" she says. I don't have any attachments for it yet. I would like to find a belly mower. I have farmed and been a self taught mechanic for most of my life. I could take anything apart by the age of 10. Later, dad said i needed to learn how they went back together. My current project is the 1931 AA truck in the garage. I would like to start on the cub in september when i retire. The tractor will run and is in real god shape. The front needs wheel bearings and i need to rebuild the carb and fix the brakes. Im looking forward to asking lots of questions and learning a lot. It seems this is a great place to hang out. I would like to learn how to post pics and then in warmer weather i will take some pics. My son named the tractor "BooBoo". He likes yogie bear. Till my next, i'll keep readin, Rick
Rick, just about all the answers you will need are to be found in the links below. Posting pics and all, well, that is covered in the topics:
All About Posts and Forum Questions
How To Do Neat Stuff in a Post!
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How To Manipulate Pictures - A Tutorial by Yo's Dad
Your questions on rebuilding the carb can be answered primarily in Carl Kurnas's excellent presentation on Lurker Carl's Cub Carb Fixes
. Following this presentation should provide you with all the little tricks and stuff to get your carb back to factory. Remember the best kit for your Carb is an IH Carb Kit... all others are well "Not Exactly !"
Ok, so here is the spiel
I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting
. 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. One of the other projects we have been working on and it will be a continuing effort is the How To Article Archive
. This the the place to go to get all the quick links to some very good articles written by many members of the forum on solving some of the problems we encounter as we repair, maintain and up-grade our Cubs. Keep looking for this to grow.
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 pages are intended to complement our Official 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.
IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's
. While you are at it Original Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet
is Ken's latest addition to the series. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide
, these are three must have's in anyone's collection.
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.
Oh, and while the program still lasts.. you might want to check the Announcement: Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer - On-Line Form
thread at the top of the Cub Forum and send away for the new style safety cap before that program runs out as well.
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again,
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