Saying hello

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Saying hello

Postby rebjr615 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:19 pm

I just wanted to introduce myself - my name is Kip Bisland and I am from Monticello, NY. I have been a huge fan of the Farmall Cub since 1976, I was 7 years old and my father came home with a 1956 Cub with a mower (Woods-I believe) and a plow. I was allowed to drive it when I was about 10 or 11 and I have been on it ever since. I swiped it out of the back of my brothers barn about 8 years ago. It had been sitting for quite a while. I have used this tractor to pull some serious logs out of the woods, level off part of my property and push some snow around. Now it's just an old tractor that I love and want to give some much needed TLC.

I have been reading this site on and off for a long time and I really like the peope here. I guess I figured it was time to come on in and introduce myself properly.
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Postby Bigdog » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:29 pm

Welcome to the board Kip!
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Postby Ron Luebke » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:29 pm

welcome Kip :!: as you may already know from veiwing in the past there is alot of knowledge here to help with your cub. if its just to get it running better or full restoration ask all the questions you need. oh and take lots of pics.
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Postby Pete1941 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:44 pm

Welcome Kip, nice to have you, Pete
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Postby grumpy » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:40 pm

Good to have you :) :) Grump
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Postby Don McCombs » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:40 pm

Welcome, Kip. :D
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Postby Rudi » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:52 pm

Kip:

Glad you have come out of the woodwork and are no longer lurking.. Since you have been around for a bit, then you know all new members including old lurkers get the Welcome Wagon... just as a reminder of all what is available as you start your journey on giving this Family Cub a going over and lots of TLC..

Glad you are now an active member of the family :!: :big smile:


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 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 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. 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
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Postby Jim Roy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:09 pm

Welcome Kip. Enjoy, a great group and wonderful moderators here.
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Postby Jack » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:31 pm

welcome Kip,
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