Another Newbie

Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:57 pm

Hello everbody,

I just spent the day the getting my "new" 1952 cub up and running. It needs some work but still a great gift from dad. I used this site for the first time today and it helped me get this awesome little tractor going. I figured I would introduce myself and tell yall I am a proud cub owner.

Joe Hughes

Re: Another Newbie

Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:00 pm

Welome to the Forum Joe!!
"Proud Cub owner", watch out, it'll turn into "Another proud multiple Cub owner"!!
Enjoy the tractor and jump right in, the waters fine!!

Re: Another Newbie

Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:31 pm


Welcome. Enjoy the ride.


Re: Another Newbie

Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:43 pm

Welcome. I thought all the cubs in OH were accounted for. BD and a couple others must have missed yours. Grump


Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:19 pm

A great bunch of guys and gals are here to help you -- always ask before you attempt anything your NOT familar doing...

Re: Another Newbie

Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:36 pm


dodie52 wrote:Hello everbody,

I just spent the day the getting my "new" 1952 cub up and running. It needs some work but still a great gift from dad. I used this site for the first time today and it helped me get this awesome little tractor going. I figured I would introduce myself and tell yall I am a proud cub owner.

Joe Hughes

Congratulations on your new to you Cub and I am glad the Forums have been helpful. Here is some more reading you may want to take up along with a comfy chair and a warm cup of your favourite beverage.... it is a bit of a read, but it is just full of good stuff. I do hope you take the time..

Again, Congrats on the new Cub and getting her to run. Bet you can't stop at just 1 :!: :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 :!:

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: Another Newbie

Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:42 pm

Hi Joe
Welcome to the forum! Glad to hear y'all have it up and running. :)

If you don't have any manuals for it, Rudi has done a great job getting lots of them scanned and posted for us.
Just click the 'Manuals' link above and it will take you to them. There are lots of other good things on that page.
The owner's and Blue Ribbon manuals especially make for some interesting and informative reading.

If you have any questions or problems with it, we're here to help!
Don't be shy about asking questions, even minor ones. We all learn from them.

Re: Another Newbie

Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:24 pm

Welcome to the forum.

Re: Another Newbie

Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:59 pm

Welcome, Joe, to a great forum with fantastic people and more info than you can possibly imagine. :D :D

Re: Another Newbie

Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:20 pm

Joe, Welcome aboard!
You are in a good location for Cub action! Be sure to view the announcement section and take note of the Cub Fest's in the area, they are a blast and a great way to meet people, learn about Cubs and even solve issues you might have with your Cub.
Also, be sure to check out the site sponsors when you need parts, new or used, they can't be beat for help and service and are great people! You are close enough to make a trip to Ralphs, well worth the time if you need any used parts.
Don't be shy if you need any help, or just want to show what you have going on, folks here breathe Cubs! :D

Re: Another Newbie

Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:04 pm

Welcome aboard, Joe. See you're in the Athens area, not too far from a bunch of us. You'll have to try to get your cub up to Stoutsville this summer for the CubTug at Bigdog's place.

Re: Another Newbie

Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:31 am

Hope you get it running perfect

Re: Another Newbie

Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:45 pm

welcome aboard, plenty of people from ohio

Re: Another Newbie

Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:38 pm

Hi Joe, Welcome to the forum

Re: Another Newbie

Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:12 pm

Welcome Joe! Your dad gave you a great gift