Hello from Tampa

Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:03 pm

Hello Everyone. I am a long time International fan and I just acquired a 1974 Cub and a 1967 Cub Lo-Boy. The Lo-Boy was my father in laws who passed away over a year ago. I always told him when it was down time I was going to restore it but we never were able to get the time to do it. The Cub I picked up from a friend who came across one but the engine was too far gone for him and he decided not to mess with it and said I could have it. Well both sat on his land side by side for over a year and I was considering taking the 2 tractors and make 1 good tractor. Well now I that I have them at my house I decided to make 2 good tractors. I just can't see not spending the time to preserve both of these tractors. I will be starting soon and if I need any assistance it sounds like everyone here is willing to help.
I have one question...I know the beginning and end of the Cubs were Red, If I repaint paint the Lo-Boy the original Yellow and White, will I go to cubjail (LOL) if I paint the Cub International Red....since its a little taller I think it would look so much better in Red...
Thanks, Allen

Re: Hello from Tampa

Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:10 pm

Your tractors. Paint what ever color you desire. I have a 3rd or 4th hand lowboy. A po painted it the wrong yellow but it runs so i don't care.


Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:22 pm

Great bunch of guys and gals are here to help you.

Re: Hello from Tampa

Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:55 pm

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

Re: Hello from Tampa

Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:57 pm

Welcome, Allen. :D

Re: Hello from Tampa

Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:22 pm


Welcome to the forums and the world of Cubs. Plus you also made the Multiple Cub Club all in one smooth move. To be able to have your Father-in-law's Lo-Boy is pretty cool, the family connection makes it pretty special and meanhing ful to you. Many of us have some family connection to our Cubs, in one form or another.

As far as painting the Lo-Boy, it is your Cub, paint it the colour you wish. Remember, the US Navy had Cubs and they were not standard colours, CN painted all of their Cubs CN Orange, one of our Mods has a Red and White Cub and a Yellow and White Cub, but these are 50's models...

So feel free to paint it whatever colour you wish. With that, please do read the following. It is well worth it, it will guide you through what is available to our members here on FarmallCub.com.

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 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 Tampa

Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:22 pm

Welcome to the Forum Allen!!

Always great to see another member from Florida. Great people here, more than willing to give you a helping hand and advice. Good luck with your tractors. Let us know what we can do to help.

Re: Hello from Tampa

Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:49 pm

Allen. WELCOME to forum I am pretty sure you'll enjoy it here :D

Re: Hello from Tampa

Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:22 am

Welcome aboard!

Re: Hello from Tampa

Mon May 11, 2009 8:47 am

Allen, Welcome to the forum.
We have some members that will keep their all cub original all the way to dot head bolts.
We all agree that it is your cub and you can and should do what pleases you,

Re: Hello from Tampa

Tue May 12, 2009 9:58 pm

Welcome to the forum, you are at the right place if you are wanting to restore (refurbish, rework, or just play with) your Cubs! There is a wealth of information here and you can't go wrong going to the site sponsors for parts first, you will save yourself a lot of aggrivation down the road.
The good thing about your Cubs, is, they are yours, paint them whatever color makes you happy, you are the one that has to live with it!
Best of luck,

Re: Hello from Tampa

Mon May 25, 2009 4:54 pm

Allen , welcome to the forum . I hope you like it here and join us on a regular basis. :D

Re: Hello from Tampa

Tue May 26, 2009 2:36 pm

Welcome to the forum.