new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 11:38 am

Hello, my name is Tyler Stanley. I just recently purchased my first Farmall Cub. It is a 1950 Demomstrator. I found it on Craigslist in Las Vegas, NV. I was headed out to California for a car show, so I made a stop in Las Vegas and picked it up. It did not run at the time but all I had to do was add gas and clean the carb. My wife and kids and I are looking forward to entering it in some parades, Old Threshers, and to make a few food plots on our farm in southern Iowa.

Re: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 4:24 pm

Welcome to the forum Tyler. Just let us know what we can do to help with your cub.

Re: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 4:55 pm

Hi Tyler!

We are getting a pretty decent group on here from Iowa! Welcome to the best darned forum on the whole WWW!!

You are in a decent area to participate in a couple of gatherings that are not THAT far away from you... Docfest is in IL, the Kansas Cubfest is in, well...Kansas, and the Upper Midwest Cubfest is in Western WI. All of these happen in the Spring. Then in the fall, you have Cubarama, which is a show held in MO... very nice group of folks at any one of these get-togethers!!

Glad to meet ya... enjoy the best site on the web!!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 5:42 pm

Welcome to the Forum Tyler. You'll find a bunch of friendly and helpful people here. As Mike suggested, if you can get to a Cubfest, you'll have a great time.

Bob

Re: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 7:18 pm

Welcome, Tyler. :D

Re: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 7:49 pm

Tyler:

Welcome and congratulations on acquiring your very first Cub :applause: Bet you can't stop at 1 !.

If I might suggest that even though the Wagon is a bit long.. that you do take the time to read it as it is chock full of information about Cubs. We are very fortunate in that the members of these forums have access to probably the largest resources available anywhere. SO, grab a cup of coffee.. or your favourite beverage, a comfy chair and set a spell .. I am sure you will enjoy it.

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: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 7:59 pm

Welcome Tyler, to a great forum, with fantastic people and more info than you can possibly imagine. Congrats on the demo. :D :D

Re: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 8:10 pm

Welcome to the Forum Tyler!! :{_}:

Have fun and enjoy the Cub. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Re: new member from Iowa

Tue May 19, 2009 8:39 pm

Welcome aboard, Tyler. Congratulations on the Cub!

Re: new member from Iowa

Wed May 20, 2009 7:38 am

Tyler, Welcome to the best place to find any info you would like. Hope you like it here and have a good time.

Re: new member from Iowa

Wed May 20, 2009 11:38 am

Welcome aboard Tyler. I see you are from Des Moines, i am orginally from Fort Dodge, part of Brushy Creek State Park used to be our family farm. I am sure you have heard of it. Moved out here to Paris, il in 99. I got a few demo tractors. Be sure to mark you calender for april and plan on coming this way. Check out my link below.

John

Re: new member from Iowa

Wed May 20, 2009 9:41 pm

welcome, not a bad way to start with a demo cub. :mrgreen:

Re: new member from Iowa

Fri May 22, 2009 12:08 pm

Welcome to the forum Tyler.

Re: new member from Iowa

Mon May 25, 2009 4:50 pm

Welcome to the forum Tyler. This is the place to be for all things Cub. :D

Re: new member from Iowa

Wed May 27, 2009 6:35 pm

Welcome!!! :{_}: