Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:06 pm

Hello Everyone,

I have been registered on the Cub site for sometime. You guys and gals have been very informative. I am overwhelmed at the amount if knowledge containe, passed and absorbed(maybe) here. I feel intimidated when I realize I know how to start my Cub and that's about it. I loaded a profile. Maybe I'll be able to contribute one day.


Re: Introduction

Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:13 pm

WELCOME! to the forum. Everyone here is more than glad to help when you need it. Come on back soon and post some pics if you have some :D & GO Cardinals! Hubby is from St. Louis.

Re: Introduction

Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:52 pm

I see by your profile you've been a member for two years -- jump in the water is fine!


Re: Introduction

Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:43 pm

It's great to see you lurkers come out of the woodwork and join the fun. Welcome!

Re: Introduction

Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:59 pm


Please don't feel intimidated. There is NO dumb question on the forum. I know... I have asked all of the dumb ones already, so they are used up! :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:

Anything we can help with, let us know! By the way, I see you have put your location in your profile...that is AWESOME! May I suggest that you edit it to read MO, St. Paul insteady of Missouri, St. Paul? That way, the location is somewhat standardized.


Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Introduction

Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:25 pm

Welcome, Mike. :D

Re: Introduction

Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:17 pm

Welcome, Mike. :D :D :D

Re: Introduction

Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:30 am

Welcome. Jump right in. Always great to get new ideas and voices.

Re: Introduction

Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:45 am

Welcome! You'll find this to be the friendliest and most knowledgeable forum on the web.

Re: Introduction

Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:25 am

i know for sure you'll be able to contribute one day, if its not more the encouraging words to another member or a prayer for someone it all helps a ton. welcome and enjoy. "GO RED BIRDS"

Re: Introduction

Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:14 pm

Jump in and dont be afraid. We all made our first few posts at some time or another. ask what you want and you will get several answers on most. :D

Re: Introduction

Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:26 am

Welcome aboard. I am sure you will have fun. Mark you calendar for Docfest. Several guys from Missouri are headed this way. See the link


Re: Introduction

Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:17 pm


I remember the userid, just haven't seen you posting much at all, so as BD said, nice to see the lurkers coming out of the weeds... Everyone has something to contribute whether they know it or not. :? But, by joining in and posting, that contribution may just occur without any prior intention.. that is how most of it happens it seems... :big smile:

So jump right in, get your feet wet and have some fun. Just as a refresher, here is the updated WW.. cheers, and nice to see you posting again.

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 :!:

When adding signature lines to your profile, the use of animated or non-animated banners and large graphics files must be avoided. These files consume large amounts of bandwidth and cause slow page loading, especially for those forum members using dialup connections.

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

Re: Introduction

Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:41 pm

grantaidan wrote:Hello Everyone,

I have been registered on the Cub site for sometime. You guys and gals have been very informative. I am overwhelmed at the amount if knowledge containe, passed and absorbed(maybe) here. I feel intimidated when I realize I know how to start my Cub and that's about it. I loaded a profile. Maybe I'll be able to contribute one day.


that is the way i felt when i first started, but the people are really nice and are willing to help you any way you can think of.

Re: Introduction

Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:32 pm

Welcome!!!! I started with no cub or antique tractor knowledge, and while I'm still really inexperienced with most of it I've made some great friends here and can at least know what questions to ask now!!!