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by Lavoy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: John Deere crawler FAQ's
Topic: JD350 thru JD350D Serial Numbers
Replies: 77
Views: 112700

Re: JD350 thru JD350D Serial Numbers

Yeah, unless it is in mud or snow, that thing is going to burn steering clutches like no tomorrow. Good looking crawler, just would get rid of those pads immediately unless your conditions merit them.
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by Lavoy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New OS piston clearance
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: New OS piston clearance

.045 rings are readily available, 040 would be more rare than .045 today.
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by Lavoy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1010 dozer woes
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: 1010 dozer woes

I agree with the NOT stuck in two gears, I would lean more towards reverser locked up. Either way, likely a spendy fix, factor that into purchase price. Without further info, that to me is a $1000 crawler. Think of it this way, it is a $1000 crawler the way it sits. If it is just STUCK in two gears,...
by Lavoy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: New 350 reverser clutch pack kits now available
Replies: 0
Views: 54

New 350 reverser clutch pack kits now available

Finally, I have a good source for 350 reverser clutch pack kits, $150 per pack, 2 packs per reverser. Deere is half that I think for one disc.
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by Lavoy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New OS piston clearance
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: New OS piston clearance

Interesting, never heard of that before. I'll have to ask my guys what they do or use for rings next time I am in.
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by Lavoy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New OS piston clearance
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: New OS piston clearance

If chrome rings don't seat, I would blame it immediately on the hone job, or lack thereof. There has to be millions of chrome rings running just fine, so if a few guys have trouble with them, my bet is on installer error. As far as honing and ringing any engine, but these Dubuque 2 cylinders in spec...
by Lavoy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 steering clutches
Replies: 52
Views: 2321

Re: 350 steering clutches

Correct on both counts.
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by Lavoy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New OS piston clearance
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: New OS piston clearance

I have never heard of not honing cylinder walls, new or rebored. On old walls, if the piston comes out, a hone goes back in. On fresh bored engine, my shop bores them to within .005, then hones to correct size. They have been doing all of my engine work for over 30 years now and most of the race eng...
by Lavoy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New OS piston clearance
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: New OS piston clearance

My machine shop will not bore til I hand them the piston going in the hole, even though they have bored tons of blocks for me.
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by Lavoy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: 350 isolator conversion kits
Replies: 0
Views: 73

350 isolator conversion kits

For those of you that have been asking, there is still no availability of isolators. Best guess I have right now is end of March at least. Additionally, I have only enough parts to make 4 more kits. Sorry for the delay, and thanks for your patience. As soon as I have inventory, I will post.
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by Lavoy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New OS piston clearance
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: New OS piston clearance

Any good machine shop should bore to the piston, not the manual.
Lavoy
by Lavoy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Must Have Looked Pretty Dumb
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: I Must Have Looked Pretty Dumb

Don't know if you have ever seen Deadliest Catch on TV, but I really enjoy the show. Many, many years ago one of the captains had the crew get together to say a prayer before leaving for the ocean. One of his comments really stuck with me. When talking about wanting to catch crab, he told all his gu...
by Lavoy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 steering clutches
Replies: 52
Views: 2321

Re: 350 steering clutches

Depends on which supplier I get them from, but around $200, maybe less.
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by Lavoy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: A “Thank you” for Lavoy and Inj pump question
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: A “Thank you” for Lavoy and Inj pump question

As Sam said, maybe a little bit of air in the line. Rotary pump normally should not be low on just one injector I would think, but maybe possible.
Lavoy