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by Ray III
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oil on brake band and clutch disks
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Oil on brake band and clutch disks

I have a miniature electric oven that I have been able to cook most of the oil out of a set of track clutch discs (definitely an outdoor activity). Be careful not to overdo it, fiber discs may fall apart.
by Ray III
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Truck shopping, a shock to the system.
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Truck shopping, a shock to the system.

It aggravates me that these subordinate wanna be road warriors are the ones driving the prices up making it hard for a guy that needs a truck for his livelihood to afford a truck. I mean do you really need a F350 diesel dually for a grocery getter and the most serious offroading you do are the spee...
by Ray III
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: So What Happens To the Tooling?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: So What Happens To the Tooling?

If a casting was needed badly enough, you could always use an original part as a pattern. A molder at a foundry that does custom castings would add the necessary channels to feed metal, let gas out and allow for expansion/contraction. It might take a couple of tries with a more complex part to get t...
by Ray III
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

After assembly, the bolt on the side of the throwout bearing is used to position it so that when the tip of the steering lever has moved back an inch and a half, the bearing contacts the clutch fingers. This amount of slack is necessary because the fingers will gradually move outwards as the clutch ...
by Ray III
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

The steering lever resting on its stop should be just beginning to put pressure on the balls to push the throwout bearing out. You want the bearing to retract fully, but no slop or backwards travel.
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: 2085

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: 2216

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: 634

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: 634

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: 1002

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: 1105

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: 2937

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: 2490

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: 3271

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: 3271

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!).