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
Wow.. lookie dat.. another member of the CanUKUS-AU/NZ commint community... welcome, welcome welcome. Pretty soon we can have our own Spook Cub Club
Here is a little story that you may find interesting. One of my postings was to CFS Alert (did 2 tours).. which is the very northern most tip of Ellesmere Island and is the most northerly permanently inhabited place on earth. In 1977 whilst I was running phone patch traffic on HF from Alert to other parts of Canada and occasionally the US such as California, VE8RCS had a call from KC4AAA - Scott Base Antarctica. Apparently we were the only milstat that they could get hold of and had emerg traffic for the meds in San Diego. Since I could hear San Diego (Imperial Beach if I remember), and KC4AAA, we ran the phone patch. Now talk about long path for a phone call. San Diego to the North Pole to the South Pole and back via the North Pole to San Diego...
There are a few members from the land of the Southern Cross that either have or are getting Cubs/Cub Cadets. There is a fair following of them. As for whether or not they were exported to Australia, has been a bit of curiosity for me for a while. Given the fact the amount of US and Canadian material that flowed to Australia and NZ after WW2 as part of the Marshall Plan rebuilding of RimPAC and Japan, it would not surprise me much if a number of Cubs did make it to the land down under. They would be scarce I imagine. I don't think that if you are willing to ship a Cub and a Cub Cadet or two, that you wouldn't consider shipping a parts cub or a pallet of the large castings as replacements on a project tractor. I know that one of our sponsors.. Tom and Lynn Maise at TM Tractor Parts
ships Cub stuff all over the world. I imagine small stuff by air, and large stuff by slow boat to China..
Anyways.. welcome to the family. I thoroughly enjoyed your introduction and look forward to following your restoration efforts on your Dad's AWD-7 and others. Please do keep us up to date.
I hope some of the resources available here as well as those on the server below might be of some help to you. I am adding other Letter Series Tractors as I get the manuals, but it will not be as comprehensive as the Cub stuff of course.
The Welcome Wagon is a relatively brief
introduction to the information that is currently available on Cub tractors, and answers many of the common questions
new members ask right of the bat. Although it is a bit overwhelming
, 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
Filling out your Profile
is a real help. It just needs to be - State,City, County, 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
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 The Cub Book of Knowledge
. 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 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. The program has been extended and no new definite end-date has been announced at this point. It is an extension only and may end rather quickly depending on available stocks. Please do take advantage of this offer and get the new safety caps
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again,
to the Cub Family