Northeastern Ohio New Member

Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:36 am

Hello everyone. First off I would like to say what a wonderful site full of great information on many different subjects. I recently inherited a 52 Cub tractor that hasn't ran in nearly 4 years. It is a mag system and the electronics are switched over to a 12v system. It does have a starter on it, but it is not fully wired up correctly. So far over the past week I have rebuilt the carb and gone through the mag system with all new ignition components. I hope to have it running this week. Just wanted to say hello and see how many club members lived over this way. Thanks to everyone who keeps these tractors and heritage going.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:09 am

Mach1976 Welcome, you want to be carefull those Cubs can be addictive. I got a 49 in March made the mistake of removing the hood it is still in pieces. I am not far from the basket factory.


Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:20 am

Welcome Mach1976, theres a bunch of board members your way. They'll be along soon to say hello.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:09 am


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

I recently inherited a 52 Cub tractor that hasn't ran in nearly 4 years.

Thanks to everyone who keeps these tractors and heritage going.

Congratulations Image on inheriting the Cub. You have a special Cub.. as it is a family treasure... and you by the way, are also one of those who keeps these tractors and their heritage going.. and will for a long time to come.. Welcome Image to the Forum
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.

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 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 is 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.

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

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:42 am

Thanks for all the support. The tractor is very special to me as it was my grandfather's and my dad gave it to me because he has a 860 and 2n ford that he mainly uses. Last night I got it to fire and run on a cup of gas as I do not have the tank back on yet. I plan on using it for a few months and then this winter tear it apart and repaint it as I have the facility to do so. Once again thanks for the support and all the great info.


Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:22 pm


In the meantime while you have the hood off.. hook up a small portable tank from an old snowblower etc.... they usually hold about a gallon and are quite useful for running the Cub as you work on it...

Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:50 pm

Thanks for the idea. I'm just glad I got it to fire after sitting so long. I usally like to work on my musclecars, but these cubs are a great addition to my hobby!!!!

Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:55 am

Hey mach1976, welcome aboard! This is a great group! You said you are from northeast Ohio. Whereabout is this big piece of real estate?


Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:24 am

I live over toward Ashtabula and Greenville. I need to find out when we are having meeting and shows for next year. It is just nice to know who is in the area to pull from for extra help if needed. Can't wait to meet some of my fellow Cub members. Thanks to all of you for a warm welcome.

Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:03 am

Hey "mach1976" WELCOME to the Forum...and CUBGRATULATIONS on gettin' your Grand Dad's Cub :!: :wink: Nothin' beats havin' a family history to your tractor to pass along with it someday :!: :wink: