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by Ray III
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere mc milky oil after valve job
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: John Deere mc milky oil after valve job

Last guy could be on to something, February is a pretty wet month. I'd wait a couple months and see if the oil stays clear in the dry weather. I sometimes get the milky oil from plain old condensation and the engine doesn't get hot enough to drive it off.
by Ray III
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: almost free goodness for garden
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: almost free goodness for garden

Around here, DOT will watch you drive by with your untarped load, scrap car tied down with rope, etc. Unless it looks like you are a commercial guy with lots of $$$, then they will want to see your ELD, have scales under each wheel to find the one that's overweight, be under your truck with a tape m...
by Ray III
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: final drive housing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: final drive housing

Yeah, that was a brain fart there.
by Ray III
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: final drive housing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: final drive housing

My parts book only shows one part number for 420s and 430s. Just make sure it has 4 bolt holes where the side frame bolts up. Early 420s had only 2 bolts and you don't want that one.
by Ray III
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Alternator question on 410 TLB
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: Alternator question on 410 TLB

At least you are only out $86 and not the $300 I lost rebuliding a 420 starter, new armature, brushes and brush plate and bendix, to then find out one field coil was also shot. Can't source field coils for them these days, only another whole starter. Those starters have field coils? I thought they ...
by Ray III
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I like to weld it,weld it...
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: I like to weld it,weld it...

One of our wrecks made the video feed for Good Morning America this morning. 18 wheeler pulling a 48' loaded flat bed sliding backwards down a hill and taking out a signal light pole. That happened about 2 miles from my house by our high school. Nobody hurt so is funny to watch. Amos I saw this on ...
by Ray III
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Carb and why I hate gas engines
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Carb and why I hate gas engines

My father spent the entire day trying to start his diesel tractor to plow snow.
by Ray III
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420 hydraulic pump clearances
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Re: 420 hydraulic pump clearances

Never mind, it had ice in it again. I probably just need to use heavier oil and I have added a drain valve to the tank so it can be easily flushed every year like it's supposed to be.
by Ray III
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Hyd fluid or motor oil????
Replies: 16
Views: 8602

Re:

I run AW48 or AW62 hyd fluid. On occasion where we have a crawler that has hyd couplers on the back, and it may share a piece of equipment with a later model tractor, we use HyGard or equivalent to prevent cross contamination. You typically lose about 100PSI with HyGard, and the pumps seem to howl ...
by Ray III
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: This global warming thing is down right cold...
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: This global warming thing is down right cold...

No one is upset, it's all good. I agree that your smoke, nor any other byproduct of your activities, should affect neighbors. But does it do harm to others to produce CO2? That can't clearly be seen. We have made great strides in energy efficiency in the last decade, and I think that such technologi...
by Ray III
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: This global warming thing is down right cold...
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: This global warming thing is down right cold...

The idea of limiting carbon emissions to control climate change (sorry, the science is absolutely bullet proof even if you choose to ignore it) it is absolutely no different then the idea of issuing hunting licenses instead of just walking out and shooting as many deer as you want. I don't hear man...
by Ray III
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420 hydraulic pump clearances
Replies: 1
Views: 628

420 hydraulic pump clearances

Does anyone have the specification for the gear side clearance in the 420c pump?

I went through the entire hydraulic system last spring to fix a bunch of issues, but after putting the pump back together with new seals it is even worse than it was. Now that I need to plow snow it's dead.
by Ray III
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: And now for Something COMPLETELY Different...
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: And now for Something COMPLETELY Different...

That is a very interesting concept. My dad once had a splitter that had spring loaded cams embedded in the blade.
by Ray III
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: This global warming thing is down right cold...
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: This global warming thing is down right cold...

The latest theory from the AL Gore types is that melting Arctic ice is screwing up the air currents, causing the cold to be brought south. If you look at their maps of global temperature though, it is ONLY occurring here in the US. We are expected to believe that the entire rest of the world is warm...