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by PHPaul
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

Okay, thanks. I'll keep you posted. Probably not much progress tomorrow, life gets in the way.
by PHPaul
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

Also, with the track off, I don't think there's anything wrong with that front idler wheel after all. It feels tight enough and I think it's just cocked a little because of the missing nut on the outer adjuster.
by PHPaul
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

Other side is off. Pin was in from "outside to inside" so I had to rig the jack under the crawler and then make an "L" shaped handle for it so I could pump it. MUCH less hassle on this one, but still took a couple of hours. I need to look at the links and see if the slot for the pin head is on both ...
by PHPaul
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

http://www.eastovershoe.com/crawler/crawler16.jpg Success! I redesigned the inside piece of the jig to stiffen it up so the inside link couldn't move (as much...it still bent the jig a little). That helped quite a bit, but I think the biggest thing was pulling my head out and heating the HEAD of th...
by PHPaul
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

http://www.eastovershoe.com/crawler/crawler10.jpg Okay, I think I've spotted part of the problem. I need to re-design my jig a little. I hole-sawed the inside piece to let the pin pass through. That weakened it enough that it's bending. So when I put the pressure to it, the pin moves (a little) thr...
by PHPaul
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

While waiting on the pin to move, I decided to make a new brush cover for the generator: http://www.eastovershoe.com/crawler/crawler14.jpg I didn't have a suitable piece of metal that was long enough so I bent up the tabs separately and soldered them on. Clean, light gauge steel solders very nicely,...
by PHPaul
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

Okay, I'll move it a bit.

I got it to pop once with the 20 ton. Moved enough that the circlip groove isn't visible any more.

Time and patience should do it. Ain't like there's nothing else needs doing... :lol:
by PHPaul
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

No, no clip.

By "further back", do you mean more on the gear or more toward the front of the crawler?
by PHPaul
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

http://www.eastovershoe.com/crawler/crawler10.jpg Here's what I came up with as a way to use a hydraulic jack to push the master pin out. http://www.eastovershoe.com/crawler/crawler11.jpg Here it is in place on the track. The lighter stain is PB Blaster. The darker, wet-looking stain is jack oil bl...
by PHPaul
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 56
Views: 268

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

Bernie/MA wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Those nutst take 1 1/2 " .wrench. I could have lent you mine if you we're closer. Bought 'em special.
I have an 1-1/2 combo wrench from when I worked at the equipment rental place. Also have a 3/4 drive 1-1/2 socket. Should be good.