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by DiggerLarry
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

Found the reason she wouldn't spin. Rusted cylinders. When I pulled the head off, the head bolts were not very snug. My theory: When the fan belt broke and it got hot, it stretched the head bolts. This let cooling water into the cylinders. So it doesn't look really bad. Maybe, I'm hoping, I can clea...
by DiggerLarry
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

That is a 40 grill. It is an old one I just stuck on there to protect the radiator while moving it around. If you look at the first photos, the one that came on the crawler had the left side panel missing. I do have a nice one to finish it off with. Plan subject to change. I am already finding thing...
by DiggerLarry
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

I'm back at it after summer shows and farm duties. The crawler has been moved to club shop. The move proved to be quite a chore. It was dragged into the driveway with a tractor and using 2x4's beneath the rollers. Then a big come-a-long got it onto the trailer and some help from the front end loader...
by DiggerLarry
Tue May 06, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

Pads and chain are sandblasted and have been primed. Man, that's a lot of peices. I think I'm going to move GrubWorm to our club shop instead of restoring it at home. There is a space available and was planning to put one of my rubber tired tractors in there. I think, with the potential engine work ...
by DiggerLarry
Sat May 03, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

I can't imagine it being stuck so sure I will not have to go to that extreme. I'm in Lincoln Country on the west side of Lake Norman. Denver/Iron Station area. It's about 20 miles NW of Charlotte. Going to be up in your back yard in a couple of weeks for the Got To Be NC festival at the fairgrounds.
by DiggerLarry
Thu May 01, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Waiting for the call
Replies: 21
Views: 9530

Four spark plugs? I don't think it's a Deere.
by DiggerLarry
Thu May 01, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

I spent most of the day with a torch and impact wrench, sitting on a bucket. I feel like I have about ruined a good IR impact wrench. It was leaking oil pretty bad by the time I finished. All the pads are off the chain. It was a beautiful day in the Carolinas but this was a hard day. I will load all...
by DiggerLarry
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

I have the tracks out from under her. Sold for the price of scrap. The guy is going to put tracks under a IH cub. That should be interesting. I started removing the pads from the replacement set. Most of the pad bolts are requiring heat and the impact wrench to get the nuts off. I am planning to san...
by DiggerLarry
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

Day 1 - We Begin

Today, I was going to start GrubWorm and move it out to my other shop. Would not turn over. Put a pipe wrench on the PTO and it moved just a bit. Stuck. Odd since it has been under roof in a shed and has a rain cap on the stack. Can't figure how water got into it. It has sat since November. I actual...
by DiggerLarry
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

40C Restoration - The Evolution of GrubWorm

It's taken me a while to get going on this but I have finally started restoration of my 1954 5 roller 40C. I bought this machine in 2003. I named it GrubWorm as my neighbor said that's what he thought it looked like. It ran good and had nice compression so I will not have to overhaul the engine. The...
by DiggerLarry
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 317 Crawler
Replies: 14
Views: 13885

That was an old CleTrac in the background on the trailer. It did not have an engine. I can't remember where he was from but he showed up at several of the NC tractor shows that year trying to sell that old CleTrac. He wanted way more than it was worth.
by DiggerLarry
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 Volt Battery Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 9620

I can second the use of the Battery Tender. I have two 6V and a 12 V that I use on crawlers and tractors.
by DiggerLarry
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Need help to identify my crawler???
Replies: 5
Views: 3731

FortGary,
Looks like your serial number plate is missing or just may be painted over. The spot it should be is under the gas filter in that one photo. You can see the rivet on the right side that holds in on.

Larry
by DiggerLarry
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 317 Crawler
Replies: 14
Views: 13885

317 Crawler

I don't know about you guys but, I WANT ONE OF THESE! This was at one of the NC area tractor shows last fall. I know nothing about it. I intended to talk to the guy but every time I stopped by his display, he wasn't around. He did steer by the lever on his left armrest so he may have had some sort o...
by DiggerLarry
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Missing data plate
Replies: 4
Views: 3363

From a collectors point of view, I would not if I was planning on keeping it for my collection. If I was using it for parts for my other collectable machines - OK.