40c Project

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Billhc83
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40c Project

Post by Billhc83 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:36 pm

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Hi I'd like to thank those of you who have already help me get started with this project. I inherited this crawler from my late father who had it kicking around ever since I can remember. Anyway I have pretty much tore it into pieces and have started the long tenuous process of assessing whats here and gathering what I need. The blade assembly is a homemade jobber by the looks of it, looks like its made well enough but I'm not sure I will put it back on. I found another locally but they are not giving it away :P Of course I've already come across plenty of things that need attention, and lots of quesions...lol
I have started cleaning up the frame pieces and disassembling the transmission. A couple bearings in the transmission were in need of replacement and on order, along with the oil seals for the pto shaft and the hubs.

I'm going to try to use this thread as I continue on and hopefully some of my questions might be answered.

What is the preferred grease or type of grease to use in the bottom of the throw out bearing assembly?

There were a few paper gaskets I think around the hub/quills on the transmission and one on the rear cover. Are these available to purchase? or would a decent gasket maker be sufficient for these.

Are there any bearings in the trans that need to be packed with grease? My trans was so full of mud and leaves and sticks and rocks ect most everything needed soaked in the cleaner. I assume they are taken care of by the trans lube.

A few pics of disassembly

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bent
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Re: 40c Project

Post by bent » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:40 am

Nice pics. Look forward to your rebuild. I spied that Beach roller cabinet too!

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Re: 40c Project

Post by Lavoy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:36 am

I should have any gasket you need either on hand, or available. Along with bearings and seals, and lots of other stuff. I have a 40 in the shop coming apart right now.
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Billhc83
40C crawler
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Re: 40c Project

Post by Billhc83 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:44 pm

That roller cabinet I bought used a while back and it's my favorite out of the 3 I use - a real classic. The trouble with these sorts of projects are you are always getting new tools for different jobs. Things you never knew you needed...lol

I picked up my paint yesterday from the dealership.....I think it is possibly gold plated :mrgreen: . Its going to return to its proper yellow. Probably not the best unit to try to bring back but it has a bit of sentimental value. I got the next 30 years to finish.....that's what I tell my wife anyway. :D

I will maybe try to call you Lavoy and get a full order of things I know I need.

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420CrawlerHoller
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Re: 40c Project

Post by 420CrawlerHoller » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:08 pm

hell yeah! pulling for you man. my pop left me a 420 crawler that didnt need a whole lot to get in shape but it had sentimental value. totally understand your motives. cant wait to see it banging away again.
1957 420C Crawler / 1950(?) Massey Fergussen Tractor / 1952 International Harvester TD-24

Billhc83
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Re: 40c Project

Post by Billhc83 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:28 pm

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A bit of progress. One step forward 10 back it seems....

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