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by Ray III
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New to crawlers and have some questions!
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Re: New to crawlers and have some questions!

If you get a reproduction parts manual off ebay it will show the correct sizes of all the bolts.
by Ray III
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1958 420 Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: 1958 420 Battery

Are you sure the clutch is adjusted correctly? I have no such interference between the pedal and the tray. I have a 1957 (Phase II) model though.

I also charge the battery via the hot stud on the starter.
by Ray III
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Carb gas strainer
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Carb gas strainer

Thanks, must have had a plug glued in long ago.
by Ray III
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Carb gas strainer
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Carb gas strainer

Is the strainer on a 420 carb supposed to be open on the end of the screen or do I need to solder mine shut? The fuel line currently has an inline filter but I need to get rid of it because it doesn't allow the gas to flow, need to make sure the strainer is going to work.
by Ray III
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: About those 420 hydraulic cylinders...
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: About those 420 hydraulic cylinders...

Agreed, there is a big difference between sealing at 900 psi vs. 2500+. You should be fine if things are reasonably smooth. If the dents and scratches are deep enough to leak oil you could try filling with JB Weld after drying with brake cleaner. The important thing is that there are no edges on the...
by Ray III
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Icy Hydraulics
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Icy Hydraulics

John Deere's instructions were to drain the tank every spring and fall, refill with kerosene and run the engine to flush the pump and valve body (don't use any levers), then drain and refill with clean oil. I ignored them because it seemed like a waste of oil and the drain plug is hard to reach. Aft...
by Ray III
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Aw nuts! Blade cylinders
Replies: 21
Views: 2353

Re: Aw nuts! Blade cylinders

This is a model 62 blade.
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by Ray III
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Heating Your Home
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

Re: Heating Your Home

That is crazy what you've done with the log loader trailer. I want one of those myself, if only money grew on trees. My heat is a propane boiler and I love it even though I'm a big firewood guy. It's cheap, almost no maintenance, heats the house evenly, I don't have to be home to refuel the thing. I...
by Ray III
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Just wanted a new flip phone....
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: Just wanted a new flip phone....

Yes, I remember the millions of unsold phones, $4 million Super Bowl commercial that no one understood, the people that waited a year for a keyboard phone with the new OS only to be brushed aside because it was seen as old tech. Funny how the guys higher up manage to take a good product and send it ...
by Ray III
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Just wanted a new flip phone....
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: Just wanted a new flip phone....

That's great that you still use a BlackBerry. I never see them anymore. It was very disappointing that they couldn't continue development of BB10 because it seemed a much less frustrating experience than trying to do things on the other guys' phones (as long as you didn't need an app!).
by Ray III
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420 steering clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: 420 steering clutch

I think I found that someone had put smaller balls in there, resulting in the pop from overtravel. It could also be the clutch fingers are adjusted too far in, requiring you to move the bearing too far out.
by Ray III
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Just wanted a new flip phone....
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: Just wanted a new flip phone....

Back in 2010, I was with BlackBerry. Lots of ex-Ericsson folks went there in 2009. Anyway, BB was a Smartphone only outfit. But, we wanted to appeal to the flipphone users. The bosses gave the job to the Ericsson folks as we made more flipphone models than anyone. So, we made a great one. A tad ove...
by Ray III
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Ignition / distrubutor problems??
Replies: 14
Views: 2693

Re: Ignition / distrubutor problems??

Over the years I've read a lot of good thoughts on this site. Taking these ideas into account, and as time and money allowed, I've replaced the wiring harness with a new one - complete with soldered and shrink wrapped connections.Then I either replaced or rebuilt the entire electrical system on my ...
by Ray III
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C vs 420C hyd pump
Replies: 34
Views: 4474

Re: 40C vs 420C hyd pump

As I explained with math previously, if you retract a cylinder, the rod goes into the cylinder. fluid gets displaced. Where does the oil go? It can't just go from the base side to the rod side since the is less volume on the rod side. Thanks there is on the base side. With a bulldozer blade, the ro...
by Ray III
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: carb problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4583

Re: carb problem

I'm guessing you didn't find all the holes in the load jet Lavoy mentioned. They can get so completely filled in that they no longer exist, and you have to shine it up to see where there are dark spots instead of brass.