Hey !!

Sun May 17, 2009 5:22 am

I'm Howard
any members from the Buffalo (ny) area???
I have a 52 cub with a some implements which I inherited from my dad
which I redid last year.
I enjoy building/repairing things on my cub in my shop
I'm amazed at the immense versitility of the cub and the efforts of those
who designed and built these tractors
Also I appreciate the fellowship of good folks of whom I may share and learn from
I am interested in "cubfest's" in my general area - I've never been to one however it seems
as though it would be a good time . . .. . :{_}:


Re: Hey !!

Sun May 17, 2009 7:42 am

Welcome aboard, Howard. You've come to the right place. You'll be hearing from others soon. (Big Dog must be sleeping in since I beat him posting.) :D

Re: Hey !!

Sun May 17, 2009 10:01 am

Welcome to the Forum Howard.

Great folks here willing to help you out when questions and issues arrise. Check out the Announcement section to get some info on upcoming events. The Cubfests are a great time with loads and loads of knowledge to be had from the experts here.
Have fun with your tractor and enjoy the ride!!

Re: Hey !!

Sun May 17, 2009 10:21 am

I am much further east but you will get a reply from Grand Island I am sure.

Re: Hey !!

Sun May 17, 2009 2:16 pm

Welcome Howard . Lots of good people here that are willing to help . Have fun .


Re: Hey !!

Sun May 17, 2009 6:59 pm

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

Re: Hey !!

Sun May 17, 2009 8:30 pm


Welcome to the Forums... and congrats :applause: on getting your Dad's Cub. Having a family connection be it close or even slightly removed is really cool 8) and it sometimes can be a tangilble link to those whom we cherish :D and my no longer be with us.. ..... :(

I am not sure how far Buffalo is from Kinderhook. I am originally from N Ontario, and Buffalo used to be rather close to my training base in Kingston.. I know it is near the top north west corner of NY. But, if you can make it to Kinderhook in the fall, it is definitely a must do trip. Check the CubFests and Gathering Calendar in the Announcements forum as the fellas have already mentioned.

Now, this may be a bit long.. but it is WORTH reading. Grab a cup of coffee or your favourite and a comfy chair, set a spell and read a bit. It will be well worth the time spent.

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: Hey !!

Mon May 18, 2009 10:26 am

Welcome Howard,
My parents have a summer house in Chataugua south of you. There's Cubfest aplenty in Ohio!
Good luck,

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Thu May 21, 2009 7:15 am

Howard, Welcome. I am a newbe also and learning much from these great folks. I assume you say Buffalo but you mean someplace near by Buffalo. My son lives in Buffalo downtown. Did the UB thing. I am in Binghamton but know the area somewhat. I am 3 hrs exact to the toll gate at the end of 90. I can do I81 to 90 or I86(17) to 390. 6 of one , 1/2 dozen of the other. So you west towards Rochester or South towards Erie? Enjoy the information and the CUB. Cheers, Joe

Re: Hey !!

Fri May 22, 2009 12:08 pm

Welcome, Howard.

Re: Hey !!

Mon May 25, 2009 4:52 pm

Welcome to this forum Howard . I am confident you will like it here. :D

Re: Hey !!

Sat May 30, 2009 9:23 pm

Welcome to the Forum Howard!

Re: Hey !!

Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:35 pm

Wecome aboard! You'll have a great time at any of the Cubfests, I've only made it to one about a year ago and think I just stopped grinning last week!