Old - New Cub guy in Forum

Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:37 pm

Time to say Hi...

Just aquired my Father'in laws 48 Cub at the farm sale this month. Wife said buy it no matter the cost. So I did. Came with the blade and weights. Fairly good condition. Tractor has been on farm at least since my wife was a kid since she grew up mowing with it. (And I thought she didn't like restored tractors.) Also picked up the 1/16 Eyrtl at the same sale.
The 48 joins the rest of the fleet.

Had a 782 Red Cub Cadet for years. Still used for pulling and blowing. Have 2 decks for mowing but have Case IH DX29 so why bother.

Glad to have the response I've had the last few days.

Just 1 question, how do you upload pics to this type of forum? I have used the CubFest Host.

Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:43 pm

Welcome, Ron.

How about showing us a photo?


Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:50 pm





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Here are the links to the sale pics. How do you get them to show up here?

Ron click on the edit button and you can see what I did to get this:

It's easy once you know how :wink: :lol: :lol:

Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:32 pm

Ron- Welcome!! The Cub looks like a nice one. Always good to have one with the family connection. Let the fun begin!!

Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:30 pm

Nice Cub and welcome aboard!! Glad to have you and you'll find all the info you'll ever need on your Cub, and a fine group of people as well!!


Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:10 am

Welcome Ron, and wife too :!: :!: :!: 8) . That is a nice looking Cub and it always helps if there is a history behind the Cub. Pete

Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:25 am

Welcome aboard Ron, nice to have you and your wife join the forum. I think that makes about 5 Ron's on here :D

Ron W.

Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:20 am


Ah Ha----- Teach a man to fish.....

I wasn't pointing to the actual picture. Thanks

Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:05 am

Now you got it :!:

Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:03 pm

Welcome aboard, Ron.

Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:09 pm

from one Ron to another WELCOME :!:

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:02 pm

Denny ('60 Lo-Boy) wrote:Welcome aboard, Ron.

Good to have you aboard 8) :lol:
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:22 pm


Not too many of us get specific orders from the Better Half to go buy a Cub.. so You are one lucky guy :!:

Oh the answers to your posting question.. and wish I had seen it earlier, are below in the New Members link..

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

The Welcome Wagon is a bit overwhelming, but it has been designed to actually be copied to a Word Processor such as Microsoft Word (which preserves the active links), and saved to your desktop for easy reference at a later date or when you have a bit more time to read all the information contained in the links below. Please do so, enjoy and I hope this will be a useful aid in learning more about your New Cub Tractor :!: :D

Filling out your Image Profile is a real help. It just needs to be - City, County, State, a lot less than what is available in your local phone book. Knowing where you are will help in members offering to come help, when you are looking for parts - the area that would be useful to you etc., Also our CubFests, Mini-Fests or a simple KaffeeKlatsch/get together over coffee and a doughnut etc., to help each other benefits. Just a thought :!:

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 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 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 Aug 27, 2007 6:34 am

Ron - great shots of the sale! Looks like it was a nice one. It's really great when your spouse enjoys the hobby as well. I know my wife isn't the tractor nut I am but she does enjoy them. The folks from this forum are one of the reasons she does.
Hope to meet up with you at one of the gatherings.

Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:33 pm

Hey Ron,

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