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1st time cub owner

Postby dbboss » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:08 pm

Just got back from picking up a 1950 cub! Needs a lotta work, but she runs ok & is gonna get put to work this summer. Grandpa had one & I always wanted one. Just gonna work on it a little along. Worst thing is some dummy cut a 12"x12" hole in the hood trying to mount the alternator. Glad to have her, though! :-)

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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby David C » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:48 pm

I may be old but I got to see all the cool bands

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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby bob in CT » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:03 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby Wakulla Bill » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:16 pm

Welcome to the forum. I am sure you will enjoy your first Cub.
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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:19 pm

you got the hard part done , she runs . welcome to the forum, this is a great bunch of guys and gals . coppersmythe.....................................dont ever hesitate to ask any question . these guys know their cub stuff.

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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby Donegal Cub » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:18 am

Welcome to the best tractor forum on this planet :{_}: Enjoy your cub :||):
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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby randallc » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:33 am

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas. Yep, cutting hood use to be common around here also. The folks on this forum can show how it's done without having to cut the side out.
And yep, you got one, to do a little bit to, you'll see how much that little cub will grown and pull and work, and, well, the fever will hit ya, and you'll want another, and so on and so on.
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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby Dusty B » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:26 am

Welcome to the forum! Great place to get questions answered! Keep looking around, pretty soon a replacement hood w/show up @ a reasonable price! Dusty B
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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:32 am

Welcome. enjoy the ride.
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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby Rudi » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:50 pm

G'day to you and congrats :applause: on your 1st new to you Cub :D

Ahhh.... the famous gonna install an alternator mod :big give up: Well, it is fixable with some patience and some time. The McCormick Farmall Cub Owner's Manual 1950 is a good place to start getting familiar with your '50 Cub. And there are lots of resources available for our members. Suggest you follow the links below and set a spell to read. Hope you enjoy the journey, many of us sure do :lol:

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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby dbboss » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:26 pm

Thanks! Proud to have finally joined the club. It's been just like I figured it would. Everyone has been more than helpful, giving of their time, and full of useful advice. I've gotten the adjustment bolts replaced on all of the plow feet. Coming along, just a little slow. Lol. If nothing else though, I can use it in the garden this year & work on it in the fall.

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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby gitractorman » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:59 am

Congrats. Sounds like you've got a good plan. It's always more fun if you can use them then work on them. I'd suggest going through the fluids and tune-up, then put her to work. Once you plow some dirt, feel that engine bog down a bit then the governor kick in, a little puff of smoke, and she starts turning a furrow, you'll see just how much she can do and how much fun it is. There will be no looking back after that.

I'd watch the for-sale section or place a want ad for a replacement hood now. There are a couple of tractors being parted out on there now. Thing is, if you get a hood now, and get it sanded, painted, etc., over the summer, then in the fall when you decide to start working on her, you can just toss the old one and will already have a new one sitting ready to go.

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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby Goraidh (Jeff) » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Welcome to the forum, dbboss.
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Re: 1st time cub owner

Postby Smokeycub » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:38 am

Welcome! If you're anything like me you'll enjoy very much. I prefer the old Cubs to the to the newer machines, they're just so "down home" if you know what I mean.
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