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by oldmetalmender
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16580

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Thank you Bruce. I appreciate it. My power is back on. The crews here are pretty amazing. I have another day cleaning the shop. I plan on getting your stuff done right after. I am slow but if I don't clean up now, I will never find anything later. :)
I had a whole winter to misplace stuff.
by oldmetalmender
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

:lol: :lol:

Or.... Bulldoze out another thousand. :mrgreen:
by oldmetalmender
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Thanks Bruce. I did not get a chance to look yet. My upper dust collector has the vane style lower housing to get the airflow spinning. I'd be surprised if it was a restriction. I will have a look though. I just returned from Spokane and purchasing a new front idler. My left one has about 14 inches ...
by oldmetalmender
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16580

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Absolutely it helps Bruce. You have been very helpful in getting these items made. There is always a bump or two in the process, but in the end with persistence the final product is hopefully as good as it can be. So thank you. So for all future tool tray requests, owners need to measure their batte...
by oldmetalmender
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Very interesting Bruce. I assume you meant the precleaner dust bowl up top? Or the two filters in the big filter can between the legs? Regardless I will investigate tonight when my day is done. I am curious and want to correct it if it is not correct. I did not drag my Jeep. :mrgreen: I pushed on tw...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16580

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Thanks Bruce. I looked in the parts manual. There are changes to dozens of components with serial number time stamps. I see the battery box got an addition of a battery switch which probably did not affect the width of the compartment itself. The switch was added at Ser # 220363. My machine is 226XX...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Well it has been a haul. If I did not feel the need to polish every lock washer. :roll: It would have been done sooner. So later today, I have been trying to figure out how to load it up as the manual states. I will be using the clutch pedal on shifts because I want to break in the engine clutch. An...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Well shucks... It runs :D I put some long days in and just fired it off about two hours ago. 60 PSI oil pressure at 1000 RPM. A couple restarts and it fired off before one complete revolution each time. I shut it down and will try to break in the engine tomorrow by following the manual with some typ...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16580

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Thanks Bruce, I just sent you an email. I can make you a custom board and straps no sweat... Great pictures on the changes needed. I need to see what machine you had that had a different battery box. I'll go back and look... Still waiting to hear back from everybody else. Hopefully no issues and eve...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16580

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Got your email Bruce. Very happy to hear the two machines fit well. As for the third machine with the different size battery box, I can make longer straps based on the excellent pictures you sent, But could you please check your email. I need some clarification on how to change the board lower block...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Yes, so very true. So I am trying to find the specifications on the sending units for the Trans temp, and cooling temp senders. How many ohm's. The Stewart Warner units have mixed reviews and some state that they put in the original senders for reliable function. I will be ohm'ing the senders today ...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16580

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

I should be back to making tool trays in about three days. I am trying to finish my engine rebuild. I think it is important to mention that I called Lavoy to ask if my making and selling these parts was OK on his board. In this circumstance he said it was OK. So Thank you Lavoy for this opportunity ...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Wow, what a great pre-oiler! All it takes is a little ingenuity and presto.. I am pretty confident the assembly lube and the cranking will do the job. I have used the melling product before. Same with an engine builder that has done two engines for me. I am actually hoping to start the crawler in ab...
by oldmetalmender
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

That has sure been on my mind. It's not like I can pull a distributor and run a primer tool on a drill there. I assembled the entire engine using melling engine assembly lube. And oil on the cylinder walls. I put as much lube in the oil pump as I could before clamshelling the pump body together. I a...
by oldmetalmender
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30180

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Well thanks for all the responses on where the oil pressure sending unit block adapter went. It's on and ready to go. I got a couple days back on the install. The fuel system is all done. The turbo was in fact the correct one. Turns out they ship it with the center housing and the intake housing clo...