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by oldmetalmender
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Thank you. The engine project quickly snowballed into a very expensive set of apologies to the wife for promising to keep it under 4 grand. I went way past double that. I fired it up a couple months ago while everything was under snow and ice. I wanted to rotate a shipping container to reposition it...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Track man Spokane Wa. Nice folks. I would have to find the file for the price. 500ish? It is built better than the one that is coming off. I need to change it out. The track pin removal is keeping me from proceeding. That and a truck build occupying the shop space needed to wrestle with the machine....
by oldmetalmender
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

I want to apologize to the folks that have sent me PM's. I have not been back in a while and assumed I would get an email notification when a PM came through. Not so, I will check back more frequently. I have sent out responses and again, sorry... I will be back with more 450C projects this summer. ...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Funny, I just wandered into this site to see what was up. I was surprised to see this build thread on the front page. I enjoyed the build. It still starts with less than a full revolution. I have only put about two hours on it since getting it running. It is under a tarp next to my old JD400 backhoe...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450C how to bar over engine?
Replies: 12
Views: 4620

Re: 450C how to bar over engine?

I had the hyd pump drive off for my rebuild. I bought a cheap 13? spline shaft and cut it short. Then welded a very large nut on it. Easy quick and now I can turn the engine over with a wrench. As long as the pump spline drive is off and out of the way. I think there is a picture of it in my long 3r...
by oldmetalmender
Sat May 30, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

They don't want to move easily. Mine were a regular tug O war too. I am sure you probably saw what I made to get the liners out. I have a drawer with several crawler specific tools in it now. Most custom made and a couple bought ones. I will probably never use them again. :mrgreen: I better go knock...
by oldmetalmender
Sun May 17, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Thanks guys.. I wish I did not have so much on my plate. I would like to get after the brakes and check the steering clutches. I see in the notes from two owners ago had issues adjusting the left brake. Probably issues in there. But the crawler just purrs and starts instantly. I will do some work wi...
by oldmetalmender
Fri May 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

I finally got to use my crawler after a full winter of rebuilding everything forward of the key switch. The motor did not even get a full revolution before firing off. It purrs and is amazing compared to what it used to do. After a pretty disappointing experience (again) with Stewart Warner I can sa...
by oldmetalmender
Sat May 09, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 168
Views: 42228

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Well I wanted to post a follow up. My Stewart Warner gauges have failed. The IGN post was grounding out to the dash and only when the terminal nut was tight. That kept me busy for a bit to find that. With yet another set of gauges with crooked faces crimped in position, I decided that I am done with...
by oldmetalmender
Mon May 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 22443

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Kind of like Bruce's original vandalism cover. :lol: :lol:
by oldmetalmender
Sun May 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 22443

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

So Tim (Timmtnman) sends me a picture of his old tool tray and the new one I sent him. Honestly I think he could have gotten a few more years out of his old one. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/v201/Kaiserjeeps/20200429_145419.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds The rust...
by oldmetalmender
Sun May 03, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 22443

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Thanks Tim, Yes I think as long as they are kept painted and essentially sealed, they should last a good while. I would almost consider a 3/32 or 1/8 thick sheet of neoprene under the battery. Maybe even tool drawer liner with an open weave to breathe. Random thoughts to try and preserve.... Anyway,...
by oldmetalmender
Sun May 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 22443

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Hi Todd, I made this tray yesterday. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/v201/Kaiserjeeps/DSCF6633.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds It is one of 4 for Timmtnman. Some things to note. Original trays are 14GA and the one you see is 16GA which was OK'ed by Tim. I have yet to go get a half sheet...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 22443

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Thank you Tim! Glad to hear it. Been busy building another jeep truck. I had not checked in here for a bit. I will get going on the battery tray's very soon. I pulled mine out of my 450C and there was not enough left to even measure. So Thanks for sending me yours. Looks like I need to run back to t...