Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:58 am

Good morning. I found this web site trying to find information on my sons Farmall Cub tractor. His grandfather gave it to him before he died. What a great site the copies of the manuals will be a great resource, you should be proud. I cannot wait until this weekend to find out what year the cub was built would do it today but 14 degrees is a little much to work in a cold barn.

Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:07 am

Good morning and a big Welcome Eagle
Glad to have you aboard, this is the greatest form on the web. You will find the answer to about any cub question you might have. Just ask and someone will be glad to help you the people are the greatest on this site. Again welcome, Rudi will be around later to give you eht formal Welcome.

Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:08 am

Well, this is your one stop shop for all Cub needs. Lots and lots of great folks here. Welcome to the family and don't hesitate to ask any questions big or small.


Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:12 am


Welcome to the forum. :D

If you fill in your location in your profile, you may find a helpful forum member neighbor nearby.

Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:24 am

Welcome aboard!! Where are you from?

Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:27 am

Welcome, Eagle, to the Forum and the Farmall Cub Family, and it is like family here as you will soon see. Many great folks, knowledgeable folks, and everyone is willing to help in what ever way we can. Have fun with the Cub and your Son while working on it. Glad to have you, Pete


Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:53 am

I just updated my profile. I am from Greenville, In. 18 mile west of Louisville ky.

Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:56 am

Eagle, welcome to the forum. I found 3 different Greenvilles in In, so don't know your particular area, but you may be fairly close to a couple Cubfests. Cubfests are informal repair /BS sessions.

Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:08 am

Mark your calender for DOCFEST, 2nd weekend in april..... Here in Paris Illinois.

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Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:02 am

Welcome aboard. Nice story of the cub through generations of the same family.


Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:24 am

what is Doc-Fest III.

Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:52 pm

Eagle - first of all welcome aboard! Doc-Fest is one of many CubFests. CubRests are informal gatherings of board members. They consist of a lot of ratchetjawing as well as various repair projects and how-to sessions. An example might be someone has a leaky front or rear main seal but does not feel comfortable tackling the project himself. Perhaps due to lack of skill or experience or maybe even a lack of proper tools to do the job. He can bring his cub to the gathering and a group of guys will get together to do the job. Some will teach, some will learn and many will get their first shot at hands-on repairs. Doc Fest is hosted by videodoc from the forum. We tinker in the shop and we also eat very well! :lol: :lol:

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Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:22 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

Eagle wrote:Good morning. I found this web site trying to find information on my sons Farmall Cub tractor. His grandfather gave it to him before he died. What a great site the copies of the manuals will be a great resource, you should be proud. I cannot wait until this weekend to find out what year the cub was built would do it today but 14 degrees is a little much to work in a cold barn.

It is wonderful that your son will be able to have his Grandfather's Cub. Nothing better than a strong family tie to help create a special bond to a hobby. And to have his Dad helping him is going to be very, very special I am sure. Enjoy your time together, and welcome to the Forum Family :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 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