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by rvbarkley
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: jd crawler steering
Replies: 4
Views: 3619

If it won't turn left, then problem is most likely in rignt side final drive. Would look there first.
by rvbarkley
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Hyd fluid or motor oil????
Replies: 16
Views: 13309

We had older dock lifts where I worked that specified 20 wt. non detergent oil. Also think I've seen 20 wt. non det. specified in some of the older tractor manuals. (non detergent to avoid foaming). Problem now days is to find 20 wt. non detergent.....usually have to order.
by rvbarkley
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Rusty gas tank ??
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

Rusty gas tank ??

Have a gas tank on another project thats really rusty inside. Could use some advice/opinions how to keep it from being a problem. Product recommendations ? Thanks
by rvbarkley
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: starting
Replies: 27
Views: 12532

Fought unreliable starting on my MC for several years. Finaly replaced the ign. switch and it's started like a champ ever since, 6 V battery and all. One of these days gotta get the charging system working. (been keeping the battery up w/charger last couple of years) (Iknow...need to fix it) :-) Las...
by rvbarkley
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Now here is a good idea
Replies: 5
Views: 3894

Bet it gets a lot of stares going down the road :lol:
by rvbarkley
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40c neg ground
Replies: 5
Views: 3873

Not mentioned yet, going from 6 to 12 volts, is the risk of damage to the starter or ring gear from the 6 v. starter engaging harder.
A 6 volt system, in good repair, should give no trouble starting and charging, as they have for the last 60+ years. JMHO
by rvbarkley
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: MC on e-bay
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

MC on e-bay

There's an MC on e-bay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120457936137&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT that looks to be one to stay away from. Anyway I'm curious about the rails and pads? They're 4 bolt pads....Also, I tried to count the # of links and only come up with 27. Any idea as to w...
by rvbarkley
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1953 40c steering clutches
Replies: 7
Views: 3948

Seems like I heard somewhere that it was either the same as or was a valve spring ??? Seems like mine was very similar.
by rvbarkley
Thu May 21, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: D4 on craigslist
Replies: 0
Views: 1618

D4 on craigslist

Don't know if anyones interested but theres been a 1946 D4 on the Cincinnati Craigslist for several weeks now. The price keeps comming down each week. It's at 2,200.00 now. Pictures don't look too bad ?
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/grd/1181210870.html
by rvbarkley
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Crawler Primer Paint
Replies: 13
Views: 7082

Definitely agree on how well the JD green sprays.........Why can't all rattle cans spray that good ???
by rvbarkley
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Parts availability for the next week or two slow at best
Replies: 8
Views: 4691

Prayers are with everyone and the high water, hope the cold slows it down. Live east of Cincinnati on the Ohio river, know what floods are. Cold weather is a blessing because it slows it down.....there is a saying though that "the river always comes back to get it's ice" More often than not it does....
by rvbarkley
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Fun in the Snow
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Fun in the Snow

I know this isn't John Deere but I think most will enjoy.

http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/ ... msg1542277
by rvbarkley
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420 clutch/ ammeter
Replies: 12
Views: 5295

Pretty common knowledge....but maybe worth repeating. Always need to be careful with a torch around a closed drum. Heat can vaporize remnants and flame can ignite with explosive results. Thats why I've always been told that you're always supposed to cut the top out with a chisel and never use a torch.
by rvbarkley
Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: MC Clutch Broke
Replies: 6
Views: 3665

When I replaced the clutch/pressure plate on my MC I sometimes had trouble changing gears especialy if I left the shifter in neutral too long. Seemed as though the clutch would disengage but the transmission would keep turning a little, (increasing RPM"s with time in neutral). Also seemed to be wors...
by rvbarkley
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Not a JD but.....
Replies: 1
Views: 2143

Not a JD but.....

Just picked up a Mead Speedcat crawler to keep my MC company. Anybody know where I can get any information on this like manuals, etc. and of course parts sources.......Thanks, Roger B.