Hello from North Carolina

Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:28 pm

Hello everyone, I finally got time between work and looking for cub parts to look around the site and thought I would introduce myself. My name is Mike an I am in Cerro Gordo, NC. We are about 60 miles west of Wilmington NC or 50 miles NW of Myrtle Beach SC. I am only 32 years old so I have not been around this old iron as long as some of you. I have worked the last 10 years at a local paper company operating heavy equipment. Prior to that my jobs revolved around tractor mechanics and farming. My cub was purchased be my Grandfather new in 1950. He farmed about 20 acres with it. Then it was passed down to my father who used, wore out, rebuilt and then wore it out a couple more times. He worked as a mechanic almost his entire life. Much of this was at a IH dealer. When I took ownership of the cub, the commpression was so bad that he had an oil can on a pipe inserted into the dipstick hole. When enough blow-by would fill the can, he would stop and pour it back in. He also had wire wrapped around the tips of the plugwires, then around the plug to hold them apart and make it jump fire (this spark made the spark hot enough to fire through the oil at the bottom of the 4 anti-folers that were on the plugs). My cub is not perfect (not even really nice), so I have a lot of work and money to spend coming up. Again, Hello to everyone and I sure am glad I found this site.

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:29 pm

Welcome. My son and I play with Cubs, and use them for light tasks (mowing, gardening). We have a family farm near Lake City, SC, so not too far from you. My wife grew up in Cherry Grove, so we know your area a bit. We live in Upstate SC, but play on the farm. Let me know if we can be of help, quite often a "minifest" is known to occur on a weekend!

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:17 pm

Welcome to the Fourm Mike!! :{_}: You are lucky to have a piece of family history.
As the questions come up, fire away, we're more than happy to help. Good luck and enjoy the Cub!!

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:23 pm


Welcome to the forum. Great piece of family history you have. Enjoy the ride.


Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:46 pm


It is wonderful to see how some people are blessed being 2nd, 3rd or even 4th generation Cub Owners (same cubs), keeping it all in the family so to speak. When you have such a personal connection to one of these Cubs, it makes is that much more personal and much more meaningful I believe. Interesting introduction, and we are glad that you have found us. When it comes to these little tractors, there is such a range of age in our members, from teens to seniors.. the whole age spectrum is covered.

To help some in your quest to bring your Cub (and I can tell you, my Cubs are not pretty, in fact one is a good candidate for the saddest cub ever) into shape there is a lot of information that is available on this site and it's connected entites. I would strongly suggest that you take some time to read the Welcome Wagon below.. it will show you much of what is available in resources and it is well worth while. So grab a comfy chair, a cup coffee or whatever and set back, relax and enjoy the read.

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 FarmallCub.com 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: Hello from North Carolina

Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:00 pm

Hello all, Rick I am really glad to hear from someone on here with ties so close to home. I live about 5 miles from Cherry Grove in Cedr Grove Community. To Rudi, thanks so much for the wagon as there seems to be a lot of good info there. As soon as I can find it :( I have the original bill of sale for this tractor and someone told me you may want a copy to post. I think it was about $950 new with equipment in 1950. I will try to locate it as soon as possible. Thanks again to all and I look forward to spending a lot of time here.

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:39 am

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :D

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:03 pm


That would be really super.. :!: Thanks :{_}:

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:07 pm

Welcome, Mike! :D

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:16 pm

Welcome!! If you can come up to David's in Randolph, VA. the first weekend in April. (See announcements) Bring your cub if you can and I'm sure someone can get something fixed. If you cant bring your cub just come up and meet folks. Trust me, You wont be sorry.

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:26 pm

Welcome Mike! Congratulations on the family "hand me down" what a great thing to have. It sounds like you are going to get it going and do dad and grandpa proud. Best of luck, remember to have fun and enjoy it as you go.

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:56 pm

Welcome Mike! Enjoy the ride. Grump

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:36 pm

Welcome to the forum Mike. Hope you have a great time here.

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:45 am

welcome, it is nice to have a cub that belonged to the family.