Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:51 pm
I have lived in western Pa with Cubs most of my life. (I'm 58)
As long as I can remember, (1953, 54) my Dad had a Cub.
The first was used exactly as it was designed for. To replace horses on the farm. That Cub was a great, hard-working machine.
After the farm was gone, he got a second one for his gardens. He had 3 gardens totalling, maybe, 1.5 acres. He babyed that one a lot more.
His second is still in his garage, unused for at least 20 years since before his passed on.
With my mom's recent passing, I am in the process of moving to the old homestead.
I've been eyeing the old Cub with the intent of putting it to work.
I have plows, cultivators, harrows, cutter bar mower and a back blade.
Since it had been untouched for so long, I put the crank in the front with trepidation, fearing the pistons would be frozen.
I was delighted that it turned easily and hoped getting it started would be easy, too. Once I put some new fluids.
When I couldn't get it to fire, I had a buddy who is more mechanically inclined take a look.
Although there may be other issues, we found 2 stuck valves, which is my biggest concern at the moment.
Looking for info is how I found this great site.
My Dad did all the stuff with "his" tractor so I never learned to change the implements.
What I realized, today, is the link this Cub has to my past. Wonderful childhood, simple times and a good life.
Look forward to meeting you all.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:47 am
I cant speak for the rest of us , but I think that is exacty what this site is all about. Welcome and enjoy . Make use of the knowledge offered by some of the finest folks you will find anywhere.
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Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:04 am
I cant speak for the rest of us , but I think that is exacty what this site is all about. Welcome and enjoy . Make us of the knowledge offered by some of the finest folks you will find anywhere.
I can't add much to Larry's quote but it has to be a treasure keeping the cub in the faimly.
Welcome to the form it is the best with the best members anywhere. Enjoy and ask anything you want to know.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:19 am
Welcome to the forum.
Where in W PA are you located? If it will fit your schedule, you might consider coming to Cubfest 2008 in June. Check out this link.http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22838&p=169679#p169679
More details will be added as it gets closer.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:24 am
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:17 am
Thanks, everyone for the warm welcome.
Don, I'm about 12 miles outside of a little town called Kittanning which is 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
I'll check out the possibility of Cubfest. Not sure where DeGrass is. And I thought I was pretty familiar with Ohio. At least the eastern 2/3.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:18 am
Larry, DeGraff is NW of Columbus.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:28 am
welcome to the forum larry
one of my cubs was my grandads and its a great link to the past. i rode on it as a kid and now my 3yr old has a blast going on tractor rides on the same cub. have fun with it
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:11 am
Welcome, Larry. Even abused Cubs regularly roar back to life. I'm sure your Dad's babied Cub will, too. Two stuck valves usually isn't a big problem. Bring on your questions and it'll be running again soon.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:55 am
Being able to stay connected to one's childhood and their parents is really something, and to have something tangible that you can touch, feel, smell, sense and almost taste is really an added bonus. Add to that the concept that this Cub was your Dad's makes the bond so much better. I loved your introduction, great.. warms the heart
I have just purchased another tractor. It isn't a Cub.. have 3.5 of them now.. and with a grandchild on the way, a few more are in order...
, but the tractor I purchased is one that my father-in-law designed and built by himself. This is a family heirloom to my mind, along with our other putt-putt.. and it is in the same category like yours. Yours also is a family heirloom and the chance to care, operate and simply enjoy is well, rare. You are but one of a very small priviledged group. Welcome, and glad you are around. Please do visit the links in the the Welcome Wagon, they will with assistance from the great people on this forum, help you solve all of your problems with the Cub, pretty much no matter what they may be. These guys know their Cub Stuff
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:08 am
Welcome to the forum Larry. De Graff is about 5 hours from you. If that doesn't fit your June schedule there is also the Barnyard Bash in May (6 hours). Long trips I know, but there is a lot of fun. Your Cub could be one of the projects.
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:41 am
And if they don't meet your schedule come to the Cub Tug in July. It's closer and you'll meet many of the same friendly faces.
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:17 am
Bigdog, where and when in July is this?
I've already felt the warmth and frienliness of this community and it would be nice to put some faces to the words.
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:21 am
Welcome!!! Enjoy the ride. Come to the Cub Tug and you will have a wonderful time. Great food, even better fellowship, and a marvelous time learning/talking/fixing Cubs.
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