Hello!

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:17 am

Hey all,

I have been visiting this Forum for awhile and finally joined up. Everyone seems real friendly and helpful. I have learned a lot by reading the posts.
I have a 47' cub that I have owned about 15 years. She is a worker, not a show tractor. I use her for plowing snow and hauling firewood or branches.
I am located in RI. We finally got some snow in the last two weeks, so I was finally able to plow.

Dave

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:34 am

Welcome Dave. Nice to have you aboard.

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:39 am

Welcome, Dave. :D

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:43 am

Hi Dave.... With all the Cubs in RI I have been the only one here for the longest time.

Welcome! You should try to get to the CT Cubfest coming up.... It will be great fun.

Larry

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:48 am

Thanks all for the welcome.(!)
I would love to go to the Cubfest in Ct., is there a website with the details I can go to...(Where and when?).

Thanks,
Dave

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:53 am

Dave - Welcome aboard! If you check out some of the posts in the main forum there is lots of information on the Connecticut CubFest. It looks like the guys have planned a great event.

Cufest

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:55 am

"you check out some of the posts in the main forum there is lots of information on the Connecticut CubFest. It looks like the guys have planned a great event."

Thanks, I will check it out.

Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:21 am

Welcome RI Cub.
See Buzzard, you're not alone :)
ConnectiCubFest @ Zagray Farm in Colchester, CT on May 4-6, 2007.
Peter

Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:26 am

HI Dave :D

Welcome to the form for friends and cubs :!:

Billy

thanks

Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:31 am

Thanks for the welcome.

(I did not want Buzzard to feel like he was the only one in RI!)

Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:29 am

Glad to see you join in. You won't find a better group of people to chat with. Also glad to see you have a piece of equipment you can use and have fun with,Not so "Trailer Queen" just to haul arond. BRAVO !

Re: Hello!

Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:38 am

Dave:

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

RI Cub wrote:Hey all,

I have been visiting this Forum for awhile and finally joined up. Everyone seems real friendly and helpful. I have learned a lot by reading the posts. I have a 47' cub that I have owned about 15 years. She is a worker, not a show tractor. I use her for plowing snow and hauling firewood or branches. I am located in RI. We finally got some snow in the last two weeks, so I was finally able to plow.

Dave


It's great to come in from the cold huh :?: :?: It is also nice to see another one who uses his/her tractor regularly for yard work as many, many of us do. These wonderful machines thrive on workin.. and I personlly think they is happier when working versus sittin around and lookin pretty... Image

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 FarmallCub.com 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 22, 2007 3:48 pm

Welcome Dave. Hope you can make it to Conn. cubfest. If you can't. I will be having one in Rehoboth, Mass in June. You might also consider joining the New England Antique Tractor and Truck Assn.(See below), or Qvea, Which is where the Conn. show is being held.(see Artc 's messages for info). Be careful about catching Cubitis. It makes you buy more cubs. We have 5. Good luck with your cub. Ed

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:41 pm

Ok so I have a purdy one.... My neighbor freaked when I told him I was mowing stuff over the hood of the yeller one (which is also purdy, I may add).

I did put the snow plow on Cathy... I can't help it we never got any serious snow. She was ready! And just because I have more time in the radiator drain plug than on the seat just means I finished too late to mow with it. Film at 11 on what I do with that rusty Lo Boy. I guess it's old enough to smoke and is surely a fine trailer queen....
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/Bu ... 4Small.jpg

So nice to not be alone out here on the edge of the earth anymore!


Here is the thread about the CT Cubfest... http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewto ... dc7b745f71

Larry

Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:37 pm

Welcome Dave