New Cub owner in Apex, NC

Fri May 31, 2013 9:12 pm

I just got a 48 Cub (SN 16569) and found this site while looking for some information. She runs great but needs some gaskets replaced, cleaned up, and a good paint job. She came with a sickle-bar mower, two-way moldboard plow, and a grader blade. Looking forward to starting the cleanup later this summer (after figuring out the implements and playing with her for a few weeks). I look forward to lots of good advice here and will be asking a lot of questions as I learn (like where is the best place to get a set of gaskets and seals). If any of y'all are close by, would be glad to have you come see her and teach me a few things.

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Re: New Cub owner in Apex, NC

Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:14 am

Hi Bruce! Welcome. I live very close by. I've been getting helpful tips from this forum for about a year now. hope you enjoy the tractor. they are lots of fun!

Be sure to check out the FAQ and manual sections in the header.

Re: New Cub owner in Apex, NC

Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:34 pm

Hi Bruce!! Welcome from another neighbor...Chapel Hill. Nice looking cub!

There are cross reference lists of seals and bearings here...will try to find the link for you later....and I have had good luck with Walker's NAPA for most of them. The price is usually quite a bit less than IH but if you cannot get them anywhere else, Clapp Brothers in Siler City should have them. They are great folks especially if you get Joe. He definitely knows these tractors!

If you have questions or need a hand with a project, just holler. You will probably get at least a couple volunteers. I am retired so am generally around. Just getting ready to start an engine rebuild, which I haven't done before, but have replaced most seals at one time (except front crankshaft , but that one is coming!!)

So welcome aboard and start asking those questions...lots of eager knowledgeable folks waiting to help. :big smile:

PS As Joel mentioned, check the links above...almost ALL the manuals for the cub (owners, service, parts, implements, etc) are available for free, thanks to generous forum members. Spend some time roaming the "How To" lists, etc. I am constantly finding stuff and have been reading for a few years!!

Re: New Cub owner in Apex, NC

Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:36 pm

I could bet coin that I had already replied to this thread ... but I guess somehow it didn't happen.

Anyways, Bruce ... G'day to you and congrats :applause: on acquiring your very 1st new to you '48 Cub. Nice honest looking Cub in great condition. Nice Cub-22 to go with it. Probably doesn't need a lot but some good ole TLC after reading the Owner's Manual :wink:

Follow the links below, lots of good info for our members and I am sure it will be lots of help:

Image to :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.

Re: New Cub owner in Apex, NC

Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:21 pm

Thanks for the info and links. Requested my safer gas cap and ordered the things I need most (oil pan gasket, oil filter, etc. from TM Tractor. Will order the manuals from Binder Books soon, but have been reading the ones from the lending library in the meantime. So far appears everything works well on my tractor. Started cleaning up the grader blade to paint, and making some spare wooden pitman rods for the mower just in case. Finding a lot of good info in the posts.

Re: New Cub owner in Apex, NC

Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:07 am

Bruce, Welcome to the forum. You will find everything you need on this forum.