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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: 33657

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: 168
Views: 68513

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: 168
Views: 68513

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: 33657

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: 33657

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: 168
Views: 68513

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: 33657

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: 168
Views: 68513

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: 168
Views: 68513

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: 168
Views: 68513

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...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Needing head gasket wisdom
Replies: 6
Views: 2405

Re: Needing head gasket wisdom

I was just wandering through the JD parts catalog site. It's a good resource. Especially when I don't want to walk all the way to the shop to check something in the manual. I also jumped the gun with my head bolt offer. The R53223 bolts I have also fit my old 69 JD400 backhoe. I should really keep t...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Needing head gasket wisdom
Replies: 6
Views: 2405

Re: Needing head gasket wisdom

I had multiple head gasket failures. Only when I got out the micrometers did I find a liner that was low. Turns out the block was cracked in 5 places and junk. My build thread has pictures in the first couple pages where the cracks were. Use the manual and measure very carefully. Make sure everythin...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 33657

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

I received your PM Tim. Thank you and I responded back. I picked up another 4x8 sheet of 16 GA and plasma cut it into 4 rows. And also bought 20 feet of strap for the handles today. I had to special order in more wider strap for the supports. It's an odd size nobody stocks around here. Not even in S...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 33657

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Hi Al, just wanted to check in and make sure you didnt forget my order also, I know I want two trays and boards and one set of straps. Also we talked about the battery trays too. No hurry on anything here. I sent some PMs too and never heard back so I an guessing you didnt get the last ones. Very n...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 33657

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Bennyt I see you asked about them on Feb 11. I thought you might have been following the thread and would have seen the request for addresses and items wanted in a PM message request. I figured some might have changed their minds. No biggie. I am picking up a new sheet of 16 GA today. I will be maki...