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by Tim_in_IA
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: spin on oil filter conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 5556

spin on oil filter conversion?

Does anyone know of a spin on conversion kit for the 440ic? I have found them for ford tractors and others. Can't find one for the dubuque engine yet.
by Tim_in_IA
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

I adjusted the carb and it did help quite a bit but ran out of time before I could time it. I could get it running smooth but under load it would die quickly. Also when I put the new radiator in it came with an overflow connector which I haven't installed (The overflow res) so radiator fluid started...
by Tim_in_IA
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

I got a simple timing light from autozone over lunch today. It very well could be running lean since i rebuilt the carb and it might not be adjusted right. While I did have it running if I tried to ease open the choke or up the gas it would die.
by Tim_in_IA
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

What I just noticed is that your distributor is 180 off (pictures you posted earler). You do have the correct distributor cap. I noticed this also but I was hesitant to change it since that's the way it was when I bought it. I have never timed an engine before so I guess I just move it and then mak...
by Tim_in_IA
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

IT RUNS!!!!!!

http://www.flynnhome.com/440ic_running.wmv Guys I don't know what to tell ya. I went through all the tests and everything checked out. Grounding was good, the plugs sparked. The sun was shining on me. :) So I ran it for a short bit. A couple observations. The exhaust manifold got hot quick and smoke...
by Tim_in_IA
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

I found this: http://www.ttalk.info/Tech/pertronix_igniters.htm I should be able to reliably test each component now. this thing is screaming a grounding issue to me at this point. It looks like the baseplate of the pertronix needs a good ground also. i know when I was taking readings yesterday that...
by Tim_in_IA
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

Update On 440ic electrical

Well I finally got back to the crawler project. Yesterday I converted it to a 12volt negative electrical system complete with a pertronix ignition and flame thrower coil. i also fitted it with a 10SI 110amp alternator. As I was trying to start it it seemed to almost fire once but then didn't do it a...
by Tim_in_IA
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

I never did solve it. i am going to order the pertronix and do all new 12 volt this spring. i need new gauges anyway. I'll just replace everything and hope for the best.
by Tim_in_IA
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

#1 your coil appears to be a 12 volt coil, not a 6 volt coil. Please confirm or tell me I'm wrong. I don't recall ever seeing a 6 volt coil with "external resistor" warnings. I read somewhere that many 12 volt vehicles use 6 volt coils. Hence the external resistor to take it down to 6 volts. I can ...
by Tim_in_IA
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

Not probably part of the problem, but with the distributor rotated like that, you will sometimes have trouble with arcing to the engine block and shorting out the process. The problem will be worse if the block is wet or a piece of debris lands in there. Lavoy Lavoy I guess I never considered it. W...
by Tim_in_IA
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

Is the spring for the points pressed completely onto the terminal? It can work its way up as you tighten the nut and it looks to be sticking up a bit from what I can tell. I know what you mean. This is very difficult to keep down. I think it is a little loose and as it does get tight it tends to wa...
by Tim_in_IA
Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

These are the pictures i could get this weekend. We had sleet and hail and snow and wind. I worked on it for a bit but I couldn't get spark cap or no this time so I am starting over again when the weather cooperates. I had some other stuff I had to do first. Hopefully things warm up a bit and I can ...
by Tim_in_IA
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: looking at a 450 diesel
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

looking at a 450 diesel

I am trying to decide whether to buy this crawler. What do you guys think it is worth?

It runs well and steers well I've been told.

http://www.flynnhome.com/gallery/main.p ... =x818414b4
by Tim_in_IA
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

At this point, if none of the many suggestions work, I would look for a can of "spark" on one of the infomercials. If you watch the whole ad and order "now", they always double or triple the offer. Seriously, I trust that it fires off for you. Nothing like waking one of these old girls up from a na...
by Tim_in_IA
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440IC can't get spark
Replies: 87
Views: 37364

Wow you guys have been busy! This all helps out quite a bit. The weather has been very windy here and some rain so haven't got back to it. Lavoy shipped my new cap out so it should get to me soon. Saturday I should be able to revisit this and do some more of the testing you are recommending. I'll ge...