Hello All

Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:46 pm

I am from SE Penna, have 2 Farmalls I am working on.

1948 F Cub
1950 Super A

I am sure I will be asking advice as the restorations progress. I have learned much reading your posts. Thanks.

Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:53 pm

Welcome to the forum Younger!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:48 pm

WELCOME :wave:

Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:31 pm

Welcome to the best forum on the whole WWW, Younger! Some of the nicest folks and most knowledgable folks in the whole world spend their internet time right here!

Well, either your last name is Younger or you are a younger person than a lot of the folks on here. SE PA...I lived there for a while and it is some beautiful country out there. I am originally from SW PA (Pittsburgh area), and love that state almost as much as Wisconsin!

You are gonna love it here.

By the way if you are indeed "younger" enough to be below 20, I know that there are a couple of folks in your age category that have kind of banded together to get signature picture that shows their pride in being a member of the "teen cub club"... Maybe you want to get one of those pics for your signature...

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:07 pm

Welcome you have come to the right place to get help. There is a wealth of info. here. Great people and wonderful moderators.

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:35 pm

hey Mike where in Pittsburgh did you live? thats where im from

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:36 pm

Welcome Younger, to the Cub Forum and to the Farmall Cub Family. Just pull up a chair and sit a spell with us, nice to have you, Pete

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:37 pm

welcome aboard younger

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:38 pm

Jack wrote:hey Mike where in Pittsburgh did you live? thats where im from

Grew up in Allison Park in the north hills. Most of my family still resides on "Hengelsberg Hill" as we like to call it. My Uncle Jim was the one who hooked me on the cub when I was a kid! We were right off of Route 8 in Allison Park, but he had about 6-7 acres he used for green space and to do a garden. I won't bore you with the stories of family gardening, but boy was it fun...

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:19 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

Welcome to the Family :!: A Cub and a Super A.. hmmm.. nice companions.. well done. Enjoy :!:

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

Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:28 am

WisconsinCubMan wrote:By the way if you are indeed "younger" enough to be below 20, I know that there are a couple of folks in your age category that have kind of banded together to get signature picture that shows their pride in being a member of the "teen cub club"... Maybe you want to get one of those pics for your signature...

Mike in La Crosse, WI

I wish! Turned 41 yesterday. The nickname has stuck with me since I was 7 or 8. I am excited about making these tractors new again. The cub is in fantastic shape, and only needs a few little fixes before painting. The Super A runs well but is rough. That one will take a while to be perfect.

Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:29 am


Welcome to the forum and Happy Birthday. :D