First Farmall Cub

Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:48 pm

Well I got my first Farmall Cub,,,,,1949 Model w/ cultivators and disc harrows. It also has the power lift. It Runs real good and it will be used for a 1 acre garden,,,, my wife of 45 yrs was the one looking,,located and purchase it,,,,, but I am the one who gets to play with it,,,,,,at 67 years old I am tickled to have it. Got 2 new tires ordered for the front and a new seat cover. I sure was happy to find this forum,,,,,all my Q's so far have been answered and lots to read and learn,,,,,,I figure I will be a expert in a week or two,,Thank y'all for doing what you do. :D

Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:14 pm


You can't be too far away from Gillsville. If you've got nothing else scheduled, I recommend you attend the Stonethrow Cubfest next weekend. Here is a link to information about the event. If you go, you won't regret it. :D

Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:26 pm

bugler welcome to the forum if your a good read you may just be an expert in acouple weeks there is a cufest in gillsvile oct 5&6. come on out and learn some hands on cub stuff :wink: great to have another Ga. cubber aboard. :D

Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:23 pm

Looks like you're just a stone's throw away from Stonethrow Cubfest. If I was in your position I'd be there with bells on in a minute. Unfortunately I'm a few miles away and have other plans I can't break.

Age has nothing to do with owning a Cub around here. Ya' gotta love 'em. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Somebody will be right along with a good answer.

Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:40 pm

Welcome from Canada :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:47 pm

Welcome aboard Bugler! Sounds like that wife of 45 years is a real keeper!

Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:01 pm

Come over to stone throw. Even this DAMYANKEY will be there. Of course my saving grace is that Beverly is coming too.

Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:54 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

What really is nice about your Cub, is that your spouse and yourself are getting into it equally. That will make it special. Do go to the Stonethrow if you can next weekend, you and your spouse will sure be glad you did. Welcome to the Cub Family..

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 :shock: , 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 - 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 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 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 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. 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 :idea: :!:

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

"What a Welcome"

Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:19 pm

wow,,,,, thanks for all the post to welcome Barb and I,,,,,, I really didn't expect such a welcome,,,,,, I know Gillsville well,,,,, My son and his family live about 5 minutes from downtown Gillsville,,,,,,I am about 30 minutes with the wife driving,,,,, 45 for me,,,,,,I will be there friday and saturday to see all the Cubs,,,,,,even thinking about bringing ours,,,,,Is everyone going to meet at a main location friday????? Thank y'all.

Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:41 pm

We will be at 6510 Highway 52.

Go to the search area at the top of the page. Put in stone throw and follow the posts. I could do it for you but We all are better off to teach a guy to fish rather than the alternative.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:36 am

Welcome, Bugler and Barb, from another GA guy! Thank the wife for doing the work on locating and arranging the purchase, I'm sure you both will enjoy the Cub when it comes gardening time next spring 8) . Pete

Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:00 am

Welcome Bugler,
Your just down the road from me here in Gillsville :!: I'm just east/northeast of Gainesville, I know you know where that is :D
Please consider this a personal invitation to come to Stonethrow Cubfest on the 5th & 6th , this coming weekend. You can meet some of the guys and there will be plenty to do too. Bring the Cub :!: We'd love to have you all 3 :wink:

Ron Whiting (Kodiak)

Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:40 pm

Hi Bugler,

Welcome aboard. Like Kodiac says, bring yourself, wife, and the cub and have fun with us. I'm kinda new here also. I've been to one cubfest so far and had a good time, Cubtug 2007. I'm looking forward to Stonethrow.

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