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  1. Chris, Yours will be also when your back starts feeling better and you can get it done. I'm now starting on the other T4 as T4Mike has many of the front end parts I need. This machine(has the blade) is going to take more work to get going. I think it will steer because when we were towing it around it would try to turn. So that would be good as parts in there might be hard to locate. I did get the motor unstuck, and the clutch is clear of mouse nests, so it does have a good upside. Greg
  2. Thanks Chris, this crawler really wasn't that much work. It was my lack of time and the poor place I had to work on it that made for the most problems. It easily could have been so much more work if the engine was bad or the steering clutches were stuck. I'm thankful for the help my son gave laying under there as that clutch was one foul mess. It's all worth it now. As for pictures I might get my son to make a short video of it running around. It now resides a little over an hour away from home so that won't happen immediately, but it will be on my list. Greg
  3. I got the clutch in a week or so ago, the throw out bearing was a bit difficult to install. Instructions said to replace in the reverse order it was removed. I instead installed the clutch, bolted it up, then found there was a shortage of room up there to get the throwout bearing and the holder in together. So they went in separately and used the clutch pedal to push them together. It took a bit of time to get back to this project, but now everything is back together. Today my son and I took the crawlers out of my driveway( they were still on the trailer) and over to the property where they will be used. The crawler started, clutch worked, ran fine, steered great. We used the one that runs to pull the one with the blade that doesn't run off the trailer and into it's storage spot. I was worried that the steering might be stuck, because I couldn't test it on the trailer, but it worked fine. It will be a fun little machine. Hopefully I'll have time the next time I'm up there to make a short video of it moving around. Thanks for all the help and advice. Greg
  4. Hector, Hope you have them, that would be great!
  5. I'm needing the best place to buy them. It also says in the parts book that there was a standard version and a heavy duty version of the clutch. Can anyone tell what I have? I have steiners looking for the parts and my local napa said they could rebuild it the clutch, but they haven't seen it yet. I spent about 90 minutes at least pressure washing and chiseling out the crap in the pressure plate and I didn't get it all out all out either. it was like cement. I'm going to get an estimate from napa tomorrow on a rebuild.
  6. I got the clutch out yesterday by getting the plate red a couple of times and then beating on it for about an hour. My son and I took turns. This was right up there in terms of worst jobs. Heat, smell and mouse crap! Today is supposed to be the last day of 100 degree weather, It's so smokey here the whole state must be on fire. It was snowing ash yesterday and this morning. I've not seen that here before.
  7. Where is a good place to buy the clutch, throwout bearing etc.? I need to get it coming. Thanks
  8. Chris, Unfortunately too much going on the next few days or I might look for that elusive bridge. My neck and shoulder should be better next week too. I wasn't going to actually burn it off, I was going to get it cherry red with the hope it would require less persuasion. No room for a grinder and I think the sparks would probably give me a bigger beard trim than the torch. The friction disc is at the very end of the splines of the shaft. I hate to think of pulling the engine when all it would take is one solid whack, but it may come to that and I think I found a way to do it on the trailer if it need be. greg
  9. update.... we pried on the back of the flywheel housing but there was too much spring in the clutch, because the clutch disc is froze on the shaft. That is why the clutch pedal would not move originally. Mice have not only lived in the housing but lived inside the clutch and inside the flywheel area. We disconnected the clutch from the flywheel to see the carnage. The clutch disc is badly rusted and partially coming apart. The rivets holding the friction material to the disc are mostly dissolved. and over half of the friction material fell out. The angles are bad for beating the remains of the disc off the shaft. The only options I see are removing the engine or trying to torch the disc off the shaft or at least get it glowing. Nasty job. Removing the engine is not possible at this time where it is at, so the torch will be attempted when I get back next week.
  10. I'm hoping somebody can verify a plan of attack on this clutch. I have the prop shaft off. The coupling for the prop shaft to the clutch center shaft should be able to be removed. It is keyed to the clutch shaft and bolted to the end. If I can persuade it off can I put the bolt back into the clutch shaft and by using a slide hammer pull the clutch shaft out of the pilot bushing through the clutch then out the throw out bearing and out? At that point the clutch would need to be unbolted and if it isn't stuck to the flywheel it should drop out. I don't see another way. Thanks
  11. Too bad we aren't neighbors, none of mine have similar interests. They are all professionals, Dr's, college professors, software engineer, TV exec. All are nice people, but have no interest in what I like. The one that was a problem wanted to sell and thought that if I had no "yard art", as I collect military vehicles he might get more money. He is gone. All he had to do was talk to me, but he wanted to remain anonymous. so he filed a complaint with the county. What a nightmare that became. The county has a rule for everything, you can't open the hood on your car unless it is inside a building, stuff I had never imagined, and I don't live inside city limits. It is complaint driven, the county won't come looking for you, but once they get that complaint they make sure you are compliant with everything even how you stack firewood. Like I said a nightmare! I'm getting off the subject of my crawler, but that is why I put a bid on it, they couldn't get a bid. I thought I could use it at my new property. With the bid I made I didn't expect to get it and in a way I knew I shouldn't because I have no indoor place to work on it here and I feel in a fishbowl. I'm really paranoid because of what has already happened 2 years ago. It is such a nice little crawler, just need to get that clutch out and replaced. Greg
  12. I have owned my property since the 70's and have seen all my neighbors come and go. I think all my neighbors are good now but I'm getting new ones on one side. It makes me nervous, because the county I live in has so many rules that a complaint can be filed for anything. It happened once to me and they can charge you $1000 a day to come into compliance and I live on 5 acres. It cost me a lot that I had to get rid of so much, but I didn't have to pay a fine. It is why I've decided to move. People escape from the cookie cutter lifestyle they created, then apply it all over again where they move and the cycle repeats.
  13. Chip Man, that piece of angle iron you see in the pictures is not part of the tractor. It is just resting there and the blade is resting on it. Keeping the blade up. It is just a piece of scrap. I just realized that might be why the blade looks more homemade than it should.
  14. I haven't seen anything that says IH on the blade so you are probably right Chip Man about "homemade", but it looks well built and not abused. The machine has the rear mount clutch pedal linkage. The crawler without radiator and with the blade has the front mount clutch pedal. The book I have says it's not authorized by IH. I guess they made their own like a Chilton, but this one is Jensales. It does say the standard clutch can be removed with the engine in place. It says that is not possible if there is a reverser or TA as it takes a different clutch. I was happy to see that since I should be able to do that on the trailer. An engine removal not. Thanks
  15. I think this crawler will work well for me, once it's operating. I like the looks of it too. I like that it's small. I have this narrow steep skid road that accesses an upper bench on my property. This crawler is how I will get up there. My plans are to get this one working on the trailer, then use it to pull the other one off the trailer. Where I live now is about 70 miles from where I want to take them off is. So It's not convenient to work on it there and my driveway here is now really clogged up. My neighbors I'm sure are wondering what's going on.