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by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: New turning lathe
Replies: 30
Views: 12519

Lavoy, could you post a picture of the chip tray? And specifically what is wrong with it? I do metal work on old cars mainly cutting out rusty panels and putting metal back in. My goal is little to no filler. I am an amateur and learning all the time. The car I am working on now was a total rusted b...
by oldmetalmender
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: got snow
Replies: 43
Views: 16755

We have had 3 feet so far. It has melted down to a little less than 2 now. I am about 30 or so miles from the Canadian border here. It is snowing right now and I'm betting on another good blast or two by late Feb. I was warned by all the locals when we moved here that we were moving into a "snow zon...
by oldmetalmender
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: New turning lathe
Replies: 30
Views: 12519

What a transformation. You would never know it was in the tired looking condition it was. I have a small older Jet 1024. It got a little surface rust from damp storage between a couple moves. I ended up using "Must for Rust" and aside from being super slow to see results, the rust came right off. I ...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 19009

I ordered a precision straight edge and it's on the way. I have a neighbor who winters in FL and he is going to be a second set of eyes when I tear down the motor after his return. He has good experience with Diesel's.
I have the micrometers needed to do the rest. I am looking forward to it.
by oldmetalmender
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 19009

OK, that's good to know. I guess I missed that in looking at the exploded view in the manual. When the head comes off again I will check the height.
Thank you. That is helpful. :)
by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13306

Good to know. I am adding this to the repair or address and adjust list for this spring. This list keeps getting longer. :wink:

Thank you.
by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 Loader Engine Rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 6536

Wow, there is some use there. It almost looks like a foreign object was dinging things up some. So I read here and there that cylinder liners crack. My first guess would be around the top shoulder. Is that the typical spot? Or the sides? Anybody know? It will be nice to get some fresh parts in there...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 19009

Well there is no such thing as a cheap race car either. :D Stan your sig echo's in my mind a lot. How true. Well I put 5W-30 in the back hoe today. It's only 32 but we typically get 10-20 below zero in late Jan and or Feb. I have decided to try and leave the 450 alone till spring. The oil in the 450...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13306

I'll check the manuals for that Lavoy. I have them in the house and have been doing a lot of reading at night when trying to wind down. I have also learned a lot in my short time here on this board. It makes me want to get into the motor and see what is amiss. For now I'll still use the clutch when ...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13306

I have had the 450 for exactly one year now this month. I would guess I have logged 25 hours on it. So you could say I put the A in amateur. I have to ask as this tractor stuff is new to me but I do enjoy what you can do with them. Our property is flat and full of clay. We have drainage issues with ...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 19009

Thanks guys. I'll pick up some Hy-gard and use that from now on. I'll use up the rest of the 303 on the backhoe. I was hoping I had not made more work of it. It made sense that it was somewhat compatible. But I have learned that assuming things can cost a lot of money if done carelessly. Odd that th...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13306

Reverser operation

My crawler is a 450C. I have noticed when I use the reverser to shuttle the dozer that it has a pretty hard shift when it changes direction. It is bad enough to me that I just started using the clutch and went slower. When it reverses it jumps and it just seems pretty violent to me. Before I bought ...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 Loader Engine Rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 6536

That would sure do it. Hopefully just an in frame kit will get everything fixed. But a 69 has some years on it. I suppose a good look will reveal what is next. Good luck and I'll be following your thread.
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 19009

I was going to go into town tomorrow and get more appropriate engine oil to use since it is so cold here. I'll be fine with 10-30 and the oil pan and coolant heaters according to the manual. But I have been have found a discrepancy on oil to use for the transmission and finals etc. In the Operators ...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 Loader Engine Rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 6536

That 895.00 was for an aftermarket kit. Looking at the JD parts finder site and seeing a RE61610 engine in frame kit. Searching some of the sites that sell original John Deere parts showed no hits on a search. They are probably a dealer item only. Maybe someone here on the forum knows.