New here

Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:36 pm

Hi all, I'm new to this forum. My name is Andy. I'm 16 and I have 4 tractors. I have a 1943 Farmall H, 1938 Farmall F-20, John Deere A, and a John Deere B. Maybe someday I'll own a Cub. :wink:


Re: New here

Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:47 pm


Welcome to the Forum. I see you are jumping right in with both feet and that is great. Nice collection of iron you have. :D

Re: New here

Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:50 pm

Andy , welcome to the forrum. We are glad you found us here and please visit often and ask a lot of questions :D

Re: New here

Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:52 pm

Hello Andy! Welcome to the forum. Very nice collections you have there. A Farmall H has been on my wish-list for a while. Tell us more about yourself and your tractors.


Re: New here

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:10 pm

welcome Andy :D

Re: New here

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:14 pm

I live in Minnesota. I have 4 tractors. I love fixing up tractors. I had my Farmall H at Rollag and at the Field Days Show in Park Rapids, MN. The Farmall H used to be my Grandpa's tractor before he died. The H is my favorite tractor. I finished restoration September 2007. I also have a Farmall F-20 that I recently got running. My Deeres are not running yet, but hopefully I'll have them running this year. My Dad has a nice old 1974 International Harvester model 200 truck, it is nice. My Dad has a 1954 Farmall Super MTA, 1956 300, 1949 W-4, 1946 H, 1944 H, 1938 F-20, 1933 F-12, 1944 JD B, 1943 JD A and he just bought a Farmall F-14. My brother has a '36 F-12.




Re: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:52 am

Welcome to the Forum Andy!!

Great collection of tractors you have there. What the story behind the rear wheels on the H. I have a '45 H, but the wheels are the standard H wheels. Mine has the steel shifter knob. Enjoy your tractors and have fun!!

Re: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:30 am

Welcome, Andy. :D I recognize your name from Caseman's forum.

Re: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:30 am

Welcome aboard!

Re: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:15 am

Screwstick wrote: What the story behind the rear wheels on the H.

Those are cut-off steel wheels. For a while you could only get tractors on steel. It may have steel fins in the radiator too.

Re: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:33 pm

Welcome, Andy, to a great forum with fantastic people and more info than you can possibly imagine. Enjoy. :D
Great looking H. Since it belonged to your grandfather, it will mean more and more to you as the years go by. I have my grandfather's H and wouldn't trade it for the world. :D

Re: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:36 pm


Welcome. Looks like your whole family is into the old iron. Great.


Re: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:19 pm


Nice to see you here, and you are familiar from the YT forums.. Nice bunch of tractors... enjoy the site and good luck on getting your first Cub. They are addictive.

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 :!:

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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: New here

Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:13 pm

andy, looking good :big afro: welcome