Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:34 pm

Hi , My user name is bbake2301 I'm from Kansas, I am a retired Grain Inspector, and ex Elevator Manager. I own a 1959 Cub and plan on restoring it, so I will probably have lots of questions. I hope everyone will have lots of answers.

Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:44 pm

Welcome aboard!

Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:44 pm

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:50 pm


Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:08 pm

In what area of Kansas are you located?


Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:25 pm

Welcome aboard. We will be more than happy to give any advice or information we can. At one time or another someone on this board has touched every piece and part of a Cub. So there are a variety of subject experts waiting to help.



Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:23 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

bbake2321 wrote:Hi , My user name is bbake2301 I'm from Kansas, I am a retired Grain Inspector, and ex Elevator Manager. I own a 1959 Cub and plan on restoring it, so I will probably have lots of questions. I hope everyone will have lots of answers.

I know there is a lot of info here, but take your time, come back to it -- what am I saying :?: :roll: :oops: :roll: :wink: :shock: :lol: -- of course you is going to come back to this thread...

Read the links as you have time, it is going to answer a whole whack of questions you may have, and maybe even cause you to postulate new ones... :wink: :lol: Course, don't be surprised ifn people ask you to tell us about how Grain Elevators work. Some of us are from well shall we say, more eastern locales than in what a grain elevator may be found....

Welcome, and enjoy :!:

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 Work on Your Cub - Maintenance Tips and Techniques. 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 if 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

Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:06 pm

Welcome to the Forum :!: . Know you will enjoy it!! Pete

Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:05 pm

Like Ike asked, what part of kansas are you from?

Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:58 pm

hope you enjoy every part of the website