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by notmeu
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Steering brake making unusual noise
Replies: 55
Views: 14564

Re: Steering brake making unusual noise

:D Woo hoo! That’s good news!
by notmeu
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 volt change to 12 volt
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: 6 volt change to 12 volt

When I changed my 420 over to 12volt the coil had to be a 3ohm. But I think it was because I installed a electronic points kit in the distributor verses mechanical points. But I somewhat remember the resistor had to equal 3 ohms, I may be wrong though, It’s been a while. The electronic points have ...
by notmeu
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 volt change to 12 volt
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: 6 volt change to 12 volt

When I changed my 420 over to 12volt the coil had to be a 3ohm. But I think it was because I installed a electronic points kit in the distributor verses mechanical points. But I somewhat remember the resistor had to equal 3 ohms, I may be wrong though, It’s been a while. The electronic points have b...
by notmeu
Sun May 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 3532

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

Houdy folks! Ahh removal of the dreaded drum, That part of the rebuild took me a couple days to figure out! I ended up using a rosebud torch, jack bolts, pry bars, PB plaster and a couple curse words and it finally came out. I must say that was the worse part of rebuilding a 8a. Heat helped out the ...
by notmeu
Sat May 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: maximum degree of climbing, assent, descent
Replies: 17
Views: 2036

Re: maximum degree of climbing, assent, descent

You bet pop pop. There’s some steep hills in Western Pennsylvania! A seat belt is a must have, especially with that those slick 420 seats......
by notmeu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 3532

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

I had purchased a new aftermarket controller handle online that was listed to go in the latest controller it is the same shape and dimensions as the old controllers from back in the 1950’s.
by notmeu
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 3532

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

The metal tubing that goes to the center of the right side cover it for the clutch. The metal tubing that goes to the upper part of the winch is the brake cylinder. Now I am going off of memory when I rebuilt mine a couple years ago but the winch can run with the right side cover off, not under any ...
by notmeu
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 3532

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

If it was me I would at least remove the right side cover of the winch to see what the condition is of the clutch and brake bands look like along with the general condition of the internal parts.
by notmeu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 way conversion questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: 6 way conversion questions

Yes Paul I agree. I did contact Lavoy about getting setup to post pictures. If only there was a way to get those photobucket pictures back without spending a fortune....
by notmeu
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: birthday

Happy Birthday Ralph!🙂
by notmeu
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Hydraulic line 420
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Hydraulic line 420

I purchased seamless steel tubing of the same size and wall thickness and bend it to fit. It’s out there, I just do not remember where I had purchased it. Maybe McMaster.com
by notmeu
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 way conversion questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: 6 way conversion questions

I considered using a hitch ball for my 6 way conversion. But I was afraid of too much blade movement while pushing dirt. Is there anyway for you to post a photo of your blade?
by notmeu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: hydraulics
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: hydraulics

Do you have a ballast resistor on the coil? They are usually 3 ohms if my memory is accurate
by notmeu
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: hydraulics
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: hydraulics

This is not the exact one that I used but very similar https://www.surpluscenter.com/Featured-Items/12-24-Volt-DC-13-2-GPM-SAE-8-Solenoid-Operated-Double-Selector-Valve-9-8602.axd There is a tap that shows how it is plumbed into the hydraulics. Being that you have 6volts is a problem. I’m sure there...
by notmeu
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: hydraulics
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: hydraulics

I installed a thumb on my Terramite T7 loader bucket. I installed hydraulic quick disconnect couplings to reduce the flow down to 3-4 gallons per minute which works out perfect. I also installed a electrical diverted valve plumbed into the loader curl cylinder, that way I did not have to purchase a ...