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by 77 Ford
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Engine Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Engine Swap

My old girl 450c has the non turbo engine. At some point I'm going to have to either rebuild it or replace it ( it carries very low oil pressure and is addicted to starting fluid). I had the injection pump rebuilt a couple years back and it gave it more power but still is lacking I think. I found a ...
by 77 Ford
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 Death?
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Re: 350 Death?

To me it's not just about the math, if my old girl blew her engine I'd find a replacement but that's just me. I really enjoy working on and with her, I have a project this weekend to clear a few acres of bradford pear trees. I'm hoping we've received enough rain lately that I just don't shear them o...
by 77 Ford
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350c thrown track
Replies: 14
Views: 7424

Re: 350c thrown track

The first time I threw a track it took me hours to pop back on. The last time I threw a track it took 30 minutes (not including the time to get the tools)..... you learn alot doing that.
by 77 Ford
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: 450c dozer not mine
Replies: 2
Views: 5432

Re: 450c dozer not mine

It's a couple/three hours south of me, If you come down from Iowa to buy it I'll tag along and help you load it up. It's going to take a mammoth effort to even move it. Especially with that track off.

I wonder how low they will go just to get rid of it.
by 77 Ford
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: 450c dozer not mine
Replies: 2
Views: 5432

450c dozer not mine

by 77 Ford
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350C Crawler Loader Engine Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: 350C Crawler Loader Engine Issue

I still suspect the return check valve is plugged and you're pressurizing the injection pump. Pull the 90 degree elbow and clean that out real well and install and see if it will run better for a bit.
by 77 Ford
Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1/2” chain & 9/16” pads
Replies: 11
Views: 4659

Re: 1/2” chain & 9/16” pads

Can you have Salt tracks without the alligator style master? Everyone of my pins has a dimple which I thought was also a sign of Salt tracks but I do not have the 2 piece master link.
by 77 Ford
Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350c running warm
Replies: 9
Views: 3306

Re: 350c running warm

I typically shoot the head area found out my gauge was reading about 15/20 degrees warmer than actual. Started shooting all my equipment found out how lousy temp gauges actually are. Like was mentioned i did like to shoot the top/bottom radiator just for fun to see how well all that was working.
by 77 Ford
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350c running warm
Replies: 9
Views: 3306

Re: 350c running warm

If you have access to a non contact temp sensor use that to get actual engine temps.
by 77 Ford
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: '73 - 450B Crawler/Loader/Hoe Restoration
Replies: 260
Views: 211700

Re: '73 - 450B Crawler/Loader/Hoe Restoration

I've had to put heat on the cylinder ends around the gland to get some of them to break loose. If you pay close attention you'll notice cylinders on older equipment with black ends (about 2" back) and that is what causes that. I tried punches in the past and it never really works out. If the gland s...
by 77 Ford
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: '73 - 450B Crawler/Loader/Hoe Restoration
Replies: 260
Views: 211700

Re: '73 - 450B Crawler/Loader/Hoe Restoration

I replaced my hard pipe that runs front to rear of my 450c with just hydraulic hose and a few fittings. Now I have something I can remove and replace if needed. I realize you 're going for a restoration and want it to look right but I think it's more practical with hose. Just my 2 cents.
by 77 Ford
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450B Radiator Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 6807

Re: 450B Radiator Replacement

I've never seen a one that a decent dedicated radiator shop could not fix. I know they exist but they normally can work miracles.
by 77 Ford
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I finally figured it out....
Replies: 2
Views: 7591

I finally figured it out....

After struggling to rebuild a cylinder on my 329D John Deere skid steer with a crazy internal snap ring I was talking to a friend about if Engineers just hate humanity or just ignorant to problems they create. He told me , he heard from a cousin, who heard from a friend's dad's brother's sister that...
by 77 Ford
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 450
Replies: 17
Views: 10779

Re: John Deere 450

My only thought for this being a "small issue" is it if it were a linkage issue. If the linkage was so worn it's letting it be in two gears maybe or not getting into gear all the way? Either way I would 100% figure this out before I used it at all, this could lead to a mountain of problems if that H...
by 77 Ford
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 7892

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy belated Thanksgiving, I've been out of pocket the last week with pheasant hunting ! O what fun !