Introduction from Eastern Indiana

Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:21 pm

Hello from eastern Indiana! I have been lurking for about a month, and I thought that it would be a good time for an introduction. I hail from Upland, Indiana (north of Muncie and a little south of Marion). This is a wonderful site, and I have already learned so much.

I grew up outside the town of Paxton, Illinois in central Illinois and I spent many years riding on my father's 55 cub doing the mowing chores with the belly-mounted Woods mower. The old 55 was given to my father by my grandfather. Both of my grandfathers were farmers, and to the best of my knowledge this old cub was the only IH product that either one of them owned.

The great news is that I recently purchased a home on a few acres outside of town (Upland, IN), and my father is giving me the cub - he got one of those "green" tractors. It has not run in 3 years, but it always has been housed in a garage. I hope to get this old tractor up and running sometime before the grass gets too high at my property. Unfortunately, I will have to remodel the entire house (new hardwood floors, doors, kitchen, etc.) before I can start on the cub project.

I hope to learn even more as I lurk on the site. Thanks a bunch!


Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:25 pm

Welcome Rob. Don't lurk, jump right in. We already have a "Full Time Lurker" (Lurker Carl) :D


Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:31 pm

I thought I saw someone sneaking around :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:32 pm

You may be suprised how easy it will be to get her running.... Being under cover makes all the difference in the world.

Nice to hear of a multi-generation Cub. Best wishes on the new home and new Cub.


Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:33 pm

Welcome aboard Rob!

Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:40 pm

get that cub running first
you will be amazed at how often you will use it hauling trash away from the house and new materials to it

Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:04 pm

Greetings to a fellow hoosier :D Always glad to hear of another ol' Indiana Cubber.. There are a few cubfest close to us

Check here:

David C

Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:43 pm


First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

It is great to see a New Cub Owner join the community. It is especially nice, when the Cub that brings the New Owner in from the weeds, is one that has such a strong family connection as yours does. To be able to say that this was not just my Dad's but my GrandDad's Cub, is really something. It provides that special link from the heart that really binds the physical link our Cubs give us to a time somewhere in the past :!:

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

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 Website Sponsors:

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, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:28 am

David C wrote:Greetings to a fellow hoosier :D Always glad to hear of another ol' Indiana Cubber.. There are a few cubfest close to us

Check here:

David C

Welcome aboard Rob. Dont forget Docfest is coming up, its just across the border in Illinois from Terre Haute, IN.


Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:02 pm

Hey Rob -
I'm about 20 or so miles due North of you. On the S side of the Huntington Reservoir, [now Roush Lake].
Many family roots in your neighborhood.
There is a cubfest coming up this summer on down between you and Indy. There will be notices on the board.



Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:54 am

Wecome aboard Rob. I was up your way about 2 month's ago reference the firefighter that died not a good day. Would like to meet up with you this spring or summer. Be safe
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Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:43 am

Welcome Rob, Lots of good guys to keep you company up there :D as you can see :!: Good to have you here on the forum.

Ron W.