Introducing myself

Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:47 pm


My forum name is Sundown, because that's about when I get to start doing the fun stuff. My dad bought a used Cub, SN 77976, in the early 60's and we have been keeping it running ever since. It has finally gotten to the point that I need to do some bigger things than an oil change and clean the filters.

I use mine for lawn mowing with a 59 inch woods underbelly deck, garden plowing, weed mowing with a side mower. In the winter I put on the pusher blade and push snow, if we ever get any. I have the cultivators, and we used to have a cordwood saw and a corn sheller but they died over the years.

I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on about 10 acres with my wife and daughter, and the farmette is populated with horses, geese, cats, and dogs. Those are just the intentional residents. There are lots of others.

I have lots of other interests and each one seems to have a great forum, like this one, to share knowledge. I am looking forward to learning, and maybe someday sharing something that will help someone else.

Re: Introducing myself

Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:50 pm

Welcome, Sundown. Enjoy the ride!


Re: Introducing myself

Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:53 pm

Hi Sundown, Sounds like you have a lot of Cub experience. If you have any questions, be sure and ask.


Re: Introducing myself

Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:12 pm

Welcome aboard Sundown!

Re: Introducing myself

Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:57 pm

Hi Sundown, welcome to the Cub forum.
There's a Va. Cub Fest going on Near Brookneal, Va. next month if you would like to get out and talk cubs.
Check it out on the Announcements section of the forum..

Re: Introducing myself

Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:59 pm


Enjoy the ride, this is the greatest place in the forum... You already probably have tons of experience, but here is the welcome wagon to help you find the resources the we as a forum have to offer. Hope to see lots of posts..:big smile:

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: Introducing myself

Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:14 am

I love the Shenandoah valley, beautiful place.

Cubfests are great and a perfect way to meet some awesome folks.... you really should try to get to David's fest.


Re: Introducing myself

Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:34 am

Welcome Sundown. Sounds like you've got your own little slice of paradise in a beautiful part of this country. I love that area. This Forum will help you with anything from Cubs to Pop Guns! ....And we love pictures too! :wink:
Again Welcome.

Re: Introducing myself

Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:56 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Re: Introducing myself

Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:35 pm

Welcome to the Forum!!

Re: Introducing myself

Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:30 am

Thanks everyone. I'm afraid the Cubfest is out April 4/5. Almost all of my weekends are committed through the end of June for various reasons.

I have already gotten some help in another section, and hope to have my hydraulic lift working again with your help.

Re: Introducing myself

Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:06 pm

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

Re: Introducing myself

Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:12 am

Sundown wrote:and the farmette is populated with horses, geese, cats, and dogs.

I'm envy that. I would LOVE to have a setup like that..Prices on Farmettes in my neck of the woods are really high...I'm still looking tho.

Re: Introducing myself

Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:40 pm

Sundown, welcome to the forum! It sounds like you have a nice Cub with some great family ties, it's good to see you have an interest in it and are keeping it going.

Re: Introducing myself

Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:00 pm

Vince, Todd and David,

Thanks. I am pretty much a lurker on forums, but every once in a while I throw out a question, or attempt to answer something. I am already happy about the information available here.

Todd, keep shopping because now is a good time to buy if you can.

Vince, this old machine is a friend and I want to keep him going as long as I can. Most machines are girls, but not this one. :lol: