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by Paul Buhler
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Ignition / distrubutor problems??
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Ignition / distrubutor problems??

Over the years I've read a lot of good thoughts on this site. Taking these ideas into account, and as time and money allowed, I've replaced the wiring harness with a new one - complete with soldered and shrink wrapped connections.Then I either replaced or rebuilt the entire electrical system on my 4...
by Paul Buhler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Ignition / distrubutor problems??
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Ignition / distrubutor problems??

kosoca: You may find this thread useful. Good luck. Paul

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by Paul Buhler
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Ignition / distrubutor problems??
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Ignition / distrubutor problems??

Stan: I've been running 91octane, non-alcohol gas with good results. It keeps pretty well and doesn't have the corrosive elements like the alcohol blended 87 octane fuels, and it is readily available around here for only a small premium. Any thoughts? thanks. Paul
by Paul Buhler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

Hi guys: Some thoughts. Be careful taking the clutch /brake housing cover off; it's cast iron and can crack. I used small wooden wedges, a rubber mallet, the jacking screws, and patience to get mine off the first time. I didn't unscrew the center bearing housing at that time. The cover eventually sl...
by Paul Buhler
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 way conversion questions
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: 6 way conversion questions

Such a shame that Photobucket stopped sharing; so many wonderfully useful posts with pictures lost.
by Paul Buhler
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: birthday

Happy birthday to all you guys. I feel like a youngster at 66.
by Paul Buhler
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Almost got hurt BAD!
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Almost got hurt BAD!

Used to carry a bag of sandbox sand in the truck cab to sprinkle on a slick deck. No salt so less corrosive. Made for better footing too. Paul
by Paul Buhler
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: John Deere crawler FAQ's
Topic: Pressure plate setting bulletin, engine and steering clutch
Replies: 26
Views: 40109

Re: Pressure plate setting bulletin, engine and steering clutch

On a few of my modified tools, I have a tape label describing what they were reworked to fit because it might be years before I need that configuration again, and with my memory... I still have a homemade puller from the late 60s that I used for valve lifters that are supposed to be removable with a...
by Paul Buhler
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: John Deere crawler FAQ's
Topic: Pressure plate setting bulletin, engine and steering clutch
Replies: 26
Views: 40109

Re: Pressure plate setting bulletin, engine and steering clutch

Just helped a friend adjust his steering clutch plate fingers. A thin 7/16" wrench is needed to adjust the bolt up and down to move the fingers. I found that grinding down a "yard sale" open end wrench worked well. The jam nut is 1/2" and a common open end wrench fits fine. Paul
by Paul Buhler
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450C final update and valuation
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: 450C final update and valuation

Gentlemen: Nice to read your stories. There are many interesting, helpful and talented people on this board. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes for the holidays and the new year. Paul
by Paul Buhler
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: There is nothing like a young girl and...
Replies: 13
Views: 4253

Re: There is nothing like a young girl and...

Great picture and your daughter will always remember the event. My daughters both have driven the 420, and their various boy friends of the time loved playing on it too. I have some great pictures and memories of people from all over the world giving "driving the dozer " a try. I have to get a new p...
by Paul Buhler
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Logging Set-Up
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Logging Set-Up

Nice to see your creative problem solving. You should get great satisfaction every time you use one of your creations. The back you save is your own. Thanks for sharing. Paul
by Paul Buhler
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Chainsaw vs Skidder (not good)
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Chainsaw vs Skidder (not good)

You know the phrase "there are old loggers and bold loggers, but no old, bold loggers?" I'd suggest you evaluate where you fit in the picture. You seem to have more than your fair share of misadventures. Take care. Paul
by Paul Buhler
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: New members first posting of 420C
Replies: 16
Views: 11033

Re: New members first posting of 420C

Beautiful restoration. Mine will never look as nice, but I can appreciate the time and effort that you put into yours. Really like your winch rebuild. If only mine had a spider as clean. :-) Enjoy. Paul
by Paul Buhler
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: No spark at plugs 1010 gases
Replies: 16
Views: 2089

Re: No spark at plugs 1010 gases

Hi: I've read that an undersized starter cable "starves" the ignition system during starting; too much resistance. I replaced mine, on my 6v 420 system, with an "O" cable made from welding cable and soldered on ends. I know that Lavoy has commented on the cable sizes he recommends too. Good luck. Paul