Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:44 pm

Bought a 48 Cub last summer with a belly mounted blade, a plow, a sickle bar, a belly mower and chisel tooth cultivator ? ( 2 parts that mount on each side in square hole at rear of front casting ). Got the tractor home, changed all oils and greased all fittings. Went to start it a few days later and would not start. No spark. The spring arm on the points had rusted in two. Replaced points and condenser and it fired up but the carb was leaking badly. The ears on the top 1/2 of carb were warped badly from over tightening the screws. Got them straightened out carefully then needed rebuild kit. Local NAPA had no listing for the IH carb so went to IH dealer in small town close to here. Took carb with me and showed to the gentleman at the counter and said I needed a rebuild kit. He took 1 look at it, went in the back and returned about 10 seconds later with the kit. Hows that for having someone who knows the equipment. Got the carb rebuilt and it started right up and ran fine while standing still. When I tried to go up hill it had no power and would stall out. New plugs wires and dist cap ( NAPA had these but no rotor ) took care of the no power. It starts right up and runs fine now, just a little blue smoke out of the exhaust tho not enough to worry about for now!! Check the oil every time I use it and no change in level on dipstick. Rebuilt the sickle bar last fall, got it all connected and went to engage the pto and all I got was a grinding noise. That will be a project to do this winter. Got a trailer to use for hauling firewood which is what I use the Cub for right now. I have not tried out the other attachments yet, will probably need parts to hook them up and the belly mower will need checked out before I try to use it, but that is something to keep me busy and out of trouble Ha Ha.

Boy I got really long winded but am enjoying 'playing' with it.

Have found a lot of excellant info on this site and really appreciate the time you guys spend on it.


Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:21 pm

Howdy, welcome aboard! Another 48 joins the family! And another Buckeye too...seems like there's a lot of you out there. This is a great forum, you'll find all the info you ever wanted (and more!) on here.

Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:25 pm

Welcome, Randy. What part of Ohio is Byesville located in. Plenty of help available here if you need any.

Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:33 pm


Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:52 pm

Welcome aboard Randy!

Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:06 pm

I'm just south of Cambridge, Ohio

Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:33 pm

Welcome Randy.

Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:11 pm

Welcome from here also. Grump

Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:39 am

welcome Randy :D glad to have you on with us.

Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:16 am

Welcome to the board of long winded cub owners. there are a lot of us.

Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:21 pm


Congrats on getting the 48 :applause: Have you named her yet??

My 48 is called Elllie-Mae
My 49 is called Granny
My 51 is called Jethro
My 55 was called Jed.. now he is called somebody else's Cub.. :wink: :D

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

Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:38 pm

Welcome Randy, to the greatest info site in the world for the little red tractor, oh and sometimes yellow and white too, glad to have you, Pete

Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:07 pm

Welcome aboard Randy,,, could I have your GPS coordinates? :D :D :D :D

Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:35 am

Welcome Randy!!!!

Red 56


Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:02 am

Hi Randy
Welcome I am sure you will enjoy this site. It is addicting