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by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: Cheaper final drive bearing kits
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Cheaper final drive bearing kits

Hi, There are all sorts of cheaper parts out there. And, all sorts of 'well, that repair didn't last long' stories as well. The saving of a few bucks on any repair isn't for me. The way I look at is, you've been there (whatever the repair / rebuild is) before me and you know the score. I will go wit...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: jd300 backhoe diesel
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: jd300 backhoe diesel

Hi,

I think the JD 300 is a 1520 painted yellow.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: my crawler wont move
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: my crawler wont move

Hi, The finals have clutch packs inside a drum with brake bands on the outside of the drum. Each side. If the brakes are stuck the tracks won't turn. So, drop the tracks and remove the final drives is the place to begin. The brakes need to release to get the tracks to move under power. Same for when...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 2-53 swap into a gas 440 worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: 2-53 swap into a gas 440 worth it?

Hi,

Yes, the center frame goes between the engine and the transmission. Or, there is a direction reverser instead. Both are structural.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Help identify this 550 dozer
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Help identify this 550 dozer

Hi,

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Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Best quality points/condenser
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Best quality points/condenser

Hi,

I have ign parts from Lavoy in both my 420c and M wheel tractor. Zero issues. Been in for many years now. I had a constant stream of issues with parts, esp the points, sourced from auto parts stores.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Disasembly Weights and dimensions for Transport by Bushplane
Replies: 28
Views: 1200

Re: Disasembly Weights and dimensions for Transport by Bushplane

Hi,

I got the sand in the box info from an Airborne museum in Texas. They had a display of how they used the Clark dozers in the Pacific to build airstrips. I suppose this is an example of using things differently.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Disasembly Weights and dimensions for Transport by Bushplane
Replies: 28
Views: 1200

Re: Disasembly Weights and dimensions for Transport by Bushplane

Hi, I guess that explains why Clark dozers came about during WWII. Smaller and lighter, they were dropped whole. They have boxes to fill with sand or dirt to give them more weight after they land. Much easier than dropping crawler kits! ;) This is quite a project! I would disassemble and rebuild one...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 53 40c colour
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: 53 40c colour

Hi, Some owners get a yellow one and decide to paint it green as well. I have also seen machines in other colors for commercial outfits which repaint things in their colors. Unless you have one where it has been in the family since it was new, any color paint might be found. It has been a long time....
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Tracks
Replies: 23
Views: 7760

Re: Tracks

Hi,

Not enough track length for the down pressure of the 3 pt I think. As the implement is shoved into the ground, force is transferred towards the front. I think too much for the front idler on a 3 roller wihout another roller or two to share that load.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: stuck motor
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Re: stuck motor

Hi,

When the pistons are truly stuck, bust out their tops and yank them out upwards using a Ford Model A hub puller bolted to the top of the block. It's the cast iron oil rings rust welded to the bores. They come out a lot easier up than down. Been there, done that.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Stuck (probably junk) engine
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Stuck (probably junk) engine

Hi,

SAE? Not happening with Deere. They march to the beat of their own drum.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: My covid news
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: My covid news

Hi, Yes, it is gradual. Lasts at least two weeks. I felt lucky last year that the Eat part returned just in time for Thanksgiving. :) The good news was that I had built up immunity to it. So when the second strain arrived in February it never got bad and lasted only three days. And I haven't had it ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: It's always something!
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: It's always something!

Hi,

Don't forget there is a strainer screen part of the carb fuel line inlet.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 420 engine blocks
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: John Deere 420 engine blocks

Hi,

Just so y'all know...I have a very late 420c with the right-hand dipstick and I know for sure that is the original engine from Dubuque. My uncle sold it to a dairy farmer new and he traded it back in in 1966 and my Dad bought it. And, I know no one ever changed the engine in it.

Stan