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by DiggerLarry
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Battery Conditioner/40c receipt
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

I have bought two of the Battery Minder Plus units. http://www.thebatteryminder.com/6vbatteryminder-p-28.html?osCsid=190d315ec7aa49c40c4981e1567fa5e7 I've had them for about a year now and have been pleased so far. The batteries are always ready to go when I am. I have them hooked to one fairly new ...
by DiggerLarry
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Adventures in rebuilding the 1956 420-C .
Replies: 60
Views: 52669

Dan,

I feel right at home. You shop looks like mine.

Larry
by DiggerLarry
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Adventures in rebuilding the 1956 420-C .
Replies: 60
Views: 52669

Dan,

I see now why you needed that cover. :lol:

Larry
by DiggerLarry
Fri May 30, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 1952 MC before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 15647

That's a beautiful machine.
by DiggerLarry
Fri May 30, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: two questions: Preferred penetrating oil; aligning track
Replies: 15
Views: 8693

I use Kroil. It's pricy but worth it when you don't want to mess something up. For the general stuff, I use PB Blaster. Cheaper so you can wash stuff down with it. I also have some industrial stuff that I appropriated 20+ years ago and the gallon jug has long since lost it's label so no idea what it...
by DiggerLarry
Fri May 09, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: A couple of questions , before ordering parts.
Replies: 39
Views: 19713

Bill,

I'd buy one if you get them made.
by DiggerLarry
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: My BABY - 1945 John Deere BO Lindeman (NOT FACTORY ORIGINAL)
Replies: 15
Views: 17999

Ray,
That is a great looking machine! Very nice work.

Larry
by DiggerLarry
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: moving a machine.
Replies: 17
Views: 12403

Brettjones had asked for a picture of my tractormover. Sorry it took so long to get it but I had to get it back from the guy I had loaned it to. :wink: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/ncstlrwy/Tractormover.jpg It's pretty simple. It's not first class tool either but I just cobbled it up one day...
by DiggerLarry
Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: mc restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

The muffler should be silver but all of them come painted black. See JR Hobbs book "The Little Giants" if there is any doubt on the correct color. I have used the Dulicolor High Temp and it's OK but much perfer the VHT Flameproof from Speco. It seems to hold up better for me. It's rated at 1500 deg....
by DiggerLarry
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Idler wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 1956

The 3 roller 40 - yes. The 4 and 5 roller used a different idler.
by DiggerLarry
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: LC
Replies: 3
Views: 3599

Lavoy is dead on. It's a novelity. This fellow had a MC with a bad engine and thought he would repower it with a L. He does used the L brake levers for steering, I'll have to get some shots of that when I''m down there again. He calls it a LC and has some believing Deere made this thing. It's all in...
by DiggerLarry
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: LC
Replies: 3
Views: 3599

LC

Nice looking crawler, don't you think?
Image
by DiggerLarry
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gauge Color
Replies: 4
Views: 3584

I've been told - JD changed from White to Black face gauges in the 52/53 time frame. Some of the last M's may have had black faces. For a 50, a white faced gauge would be correct.
by DiggerLarry
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: freeing up rusted screws
Replies: 10
Views: 5965

Like choosing Coke or Pepsi, everyone has there preferences. I use PB Blaster but for the tough jobs, I use Kroil Oil. I just think it works better for me. It is more expensive but in my opinion, worth it.

Another trick is a couple of good whacks on the top of the bolt with a hammer.
by DiggerLarry
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: moving a machine.
Replies: 17
Views: 12403

I have the same setup, one door. I have an old wagon tounge with another hitch (flat barstock) welded on the wagon end of it. I can hitch two together and SAFELY push or pull the dead one any where. You could make one yourself from a piece of 1 1/2x2 or 2x3 sq. tubing about 4 ft long with some barst...