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Newbie in NC

Postby Dances With Cubs » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:40 pm

Hi folks! I'm the new owner of a Farmall Cub, just bought it two days ago and preparing to go get it Sunday night. (Didn't have trailer at that point). It will need a lot of work, but since I'm retired, I just look at it as one simple part at a time... Looking forward to getting to know you folks. Oh, where can I find a cure for insanity? All this junky treasure just keeps following me home! :D
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Paul Wells » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:49 pm

Like to say welcome to the forum. There are a lot of members from NC. If you need help with your cub just ask, someone will be happy to help.
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Boss Hog » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:45 pm

Dances With Cubs wrote:Hi folks! I'm the new owner of a Farmall Cub, just bought it two days ago and preparing to go get it Sunday night. (Didn't have trailer at that point). It will need a lot of work, but since I'm retired, I just look at it as one simple part at a time... Looking forward to getting to know you folks. Oh, where can I find a cure for insanity? All this junky treasure just keeps following me home! :D


Welcome to the forum, plenty of cub folks in NC and Va and we all will be glad to help you out
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Rudi » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:08 pm

G'day to you and congrats :applause: on your 1st new to you Cub acquisition. Pretty much guarantee that this can get pretty addictive :wink: We have a lot of resources for our members, so you may wish to follow the links and spend a bit of time reading.

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Dances With Cubs wrote:Oh, where can I find a cure for insanity?


This would not be the place for that to occur :bellylaugh: Most of us are well and truly addicted :roll:
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Dances With Cubs » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:36 pm

Thanks, guys. Looking forward to picking up my Cub and learning the ins and outs of it. Definitely will take some work, but a bit of rust seems to be the worst problem. Looks like it sat outside most of it's life. So, just need to get it home and go over everything.
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby ricky racer » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:38 pm

Dances With Cubs wrote: Oh, where can I find a cure for insanity? All this junky treasure just keeps following me home! :D

We want pictures!! :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Dances With Cubs » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:48 pm

Pics of this ugly brute will come as soon as I get it. Stoopid me forgot to pull out my phone and take some when I looked it over and made the purchase. :roll:
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:30 pm

Welcome to the Forum!

Watch out, they can be addictive!

Enjoy your Cub,
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:44 pm

Another welcome from a fellow NC member...Chapel Hill. Where are you located? If you are not familiar with cubfests, you should try to join a bunch of good, generous and very knowledgeable folks May 31- June 1 just across the border in VA ...Boss Hog's VA Cubfest.

You can bring your new toy and we can help you resolve most problems you may encounter after you pick it up.

Is it running? What year is it? If you aren't sure, this website can answer many questions. Also, as Rudi mentioned, there are many resources on this forum...check the links at the top of the page. Most manuals have been posted ...owners, service, parts as well as implements.

Once again welcome, learn all about these great tractors, read the manuals, ask questions and post those photos!!! :D
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:18 am

Welcome to the forum. I hate to tell you but i don't think there is a cure for cubitis.
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Dances With Cubs » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:10 pm

Well, she's home! Bought a new trailer yesterday and got it picked up today. The serial number, 27xxx, tells me it is a 1948, and really showing it, too. Can't get it to fire so I haven't heard it run. Does turn over fine and seems to have compression. My guess is corroded electricals; lots of rust on the terminals here and there. Loose coil, rusty ignition switch, corroded terminals all over. Lots of possibilities. So, I'll have my work cut out for me.

And yes, before you ask, I got it way on the cheap side. :D

Here she is!

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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:41 am

You said you were going to post a pic of an ugly one, where is it? That Cub looks pretty decent! I like your little trailer, too. I'm looking for something like that for those times when I just need to haul my golf cart. My 20 ft. trailer is a bit unhandy for that. Welcome to the forum, enjoy your time here!
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Joel » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:33 am

Welcome. I'm right "down the road" in Apex. Good to see some more folks from around here. You should be able to easily get to Agri-supply from where you are. (hwy 70 new 40) I recommend them for your everyday stuffs -fuilds, replacement implement parts, batteries, etc. They also have non-tractor related everything/anything else you'd ever want. One of my favorite places to burn money. Also, like several others have said, Boss Hog's cubfest is a lot of fun. I've been to one, but plan on returning this next time too.

Use the search feature on this forum. It's very helpful. I can't remember half the posts I've read on steps to take when identifying problems, but the search normally brings up something pretty quick.
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:02 am

Nice looking Cub. Worth your time to visit Boss Hog's swap meet and Cubfest. Lots of great folks there!
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Re: Newbie in NC

Postby Dances With Cubs » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:10 pm

Thanks. Yes, I thought it looked pretty decent for the money, but up close you see the toll time and elements have taken. And now I've managed to get all the wires pulled from the distributor cap... got to find a diagram so I know what goes where. I found the coil wire was loose, and when I took the distributor cap off all the wires just fell out! That would explain why it wasn't running. ( :help: ) Gonna move that discussion over to the Cub board where it belongs.

As to the other questions, I live in Wendell, just east of Raleigh. But not for long. My house is for sale and I'm moving to Mooresville. Going to move in with my 100 year-old grandmother to help take care of her. Knowing her, it will be the other way around. :-)

Yes, that trailer is nice. Tractor Supply had them on sale for $599 instead of the usual $699. So that seemed a good time to upgrade, especially since you can't have a tractor without a trailer. But I wouldn't use it without 2x10's in the floor to protect the mesh.
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