Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
  
John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum
:

John Deere 70 almost complete

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
kycase1

06-23-2020 05:53:16




Report to Moderator

Just a few things and it will be done.




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
kycase1

06-24-2020 10:31:07




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Well, not so complete. I was rechecking all the fluids before the customer took it home and found the crankcase over full and the power steering empty. Now I have to pull the power steering pump and put new seals and maybe more in the pump. Wile trying not to knock all the paint off. Anything special I need to look at wile inside the pump?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Blksmok

06-25-2020 05:28:55




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-24-2020 10:31:07  
A new shaft costs about $260, but you can get a completely rebuilt pump for $450 from a company in Michigan (Owasso)



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kycase1

06-25-2020 12:48:19




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to Blksmok, 06-25-2020 05:28:55  
Have shaft and shaft key, seals and spacers, bushing and bearing all ordered.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
blksmok

06-25-2020 14:15:22




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-25-2020 12:48:19  
Good deal, let us know what you find when you disassemble the pump. Bad seals or bad shaft?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kycase1

06-25-2020 16:12:51




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to blksmok, 06-25-2020 14:15:22  
The pump was in a mess. When I opened the pump I found that sometime in the past the key had sheared and the shaft had spun in the gear. They had welded up the groove that had wore in the shaft and turned it back down. They cut key slots in the shaft(one on both sides) and used what looked like the flywheel keys from a briggs lawn mower engine. They used double seals on both ends but the shaft was grooved bad. The gears looked real good but the bushing on the input end of the shaft and the bearing on the output end were questionable so I ordered them too. Hopefully it will make a good pump when I get it back together.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
blksmok

06-25-2020 19:16:45




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-25-2020 16:12:51  
With all of the required parts to rebuild the pump you can see why rebuilt ones cost $450. Did you get all the parts from John Deere?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kycase1

06-26-2020 05:32:16




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to blksmok, 06-25-2020 19:16:45  
Got all the parts from John Deere except the shaft. Got the shaft aftermarket for around $250, The shaft alone from John Deere was over $400.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
blksmok

06-26-2020 06:53:46




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-26-2020 05:32:16  
Still amazes me that you can get all the parts to from JD to rebuild a power steering pump on a tractor that is 64 years old.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Dan in Ohio

06-25-2020 02:05:51




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-24-2020 10:31:07  
Sorry to here that. When I had the same problem on my 70 gas std. I did replace the main shaft although no obvious grooves were found. When I resealed the pump on my 80 I did not put in a new shaft and it still leaks some.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
blksmok

06-24-2020 18:13:29




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-24-2020 10:31:07  
Check to make sure the shaft is not grooved badly. Also, check to see if the seals were installed correctly. Maybe it has been leaking for a long time.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
James Howell

06-24-2020 05:17:09




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Very nice work.

Beautiful tractor!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
2cylinder

06-24-2020 05:15:57




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
very nice!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
mdross

06-24-2020 04:17:55




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Beautiful tractor.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
buickanddeere

06-23-2020 18:15:45




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

I can see why . A magnificent restoration and attention to detail .



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Blksmok

06-23-2020 14:25:00




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Looks really good! Were you able to find a supplier of the "patent decals"? There should be a decal in the front center of the battery box and the air pressure decal on the left side of the battery box. The auxillary power outlet on the right rear corner of the battery box should have a "6V" decal as well. In J.R. Hobbs book "John Deere Tractors: The First Numbered Series" he has a studio photo (dated April 1955) of a 70 diesel showing the spokes on the steering wheel to be green. How many hours did it take to do this first class restoration?

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
lon in ne

06-24-2020 08:44:05




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to Blksmok, 06-23-2020 14:25:00  
I don't think I see that U-shaped piece with a hole in it that slips down on the crank on the 800 hitch and keeps the crank from turning. You lift the piece up to adjust the hitch. If it's not there, the crank can turn a bit towards the seat and catch under the seat box when the hitch is being raised. Don't ask how I know! PC397 covers the 800 and 801 hitches. The part I am referring to is shown on page 4, #9. It is called a clip and the part # is 31593A.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Pete in MD

06-24-2020 19:21:22




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to lon in ne, 06-24-2020 08:44:05  
That's a good point lon in ne. I made one for my 800 hitch.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kycase1

06-23-2020 14:56:04




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to Blksmok, 06-23-2020 14:25:00  
Here are some pictures during the work.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Jd man wis

06-24-2020 07:06:26




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 14:56:04  
Wow very well done,nice job on the 70. I would be very proud to have one like that.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Dan in Ohio

06-23-2020 15:10:52




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 14:56:04  
Never saw that card trick before, something tells me this was not your first rodeo.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kycase1

06-23-2020 14:45:53




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to Blksmok, 06-23-2020 14:25:00  
It has all the decals on it now, I just did not have them on when I took the photo. I am not sure about how many hours, but It has been in my shop for about 4 months and I worked on it 5 to 6 days every weak. Some long days and some short days. I would guess I averaged 30 to 35 hours a weak... Dang I am retired!! I am going to have to go back to work somewhere so I can get some rest.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
blksmok

06-23-2020 15:55:15




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 14:45:53  
What mechanical repairs were made before all of the cosmetic labor hours????



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kycase1

06-23-2020 17:33:46




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to blksmok, 06-23-2020 15:55:15  
I rebuilt the ignition system for the pony motor, also installed a new clutch in the pony motor 2 times (the first one failed after about 6 starts. The pads on the clutch came lose on both sides. glue???) I installed new seals in the pony motor transmission as well as the brake. Turned the flywheel starter ring 90deg.(Bad places in the teeth)and replaced the fiber thrust washers and reset the end play on the crank. Replaced the cam gear(broken tooth). Replaced bearing in the governor drive gear. Rebuilt the water pump. Installed a new rad.core as well as several gaskets and other odds and ends. Its a lot of work for an old retired man working by himself. A lot of time was spent on cleaning parts and getting them ready to paint.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
buickanddeere

06-23-2020 09:25:35




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see
Best looking restoration that I have seen in a long time . Complete with weights the much better looking square front axle, fenders , PTO covers, 800 series hitch etc.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Dan in Ohio

06-23-2020 09:04:08




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Very good job. What are your plans? Should last a very long time.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kycase1

06-23-2020 17:39:50




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to Dan in Ohio, 06-23-2020 09:04:08  
This is not my tractor. This is a customers. I am retired and I do this type of work to keep me busy. He is going to show the tractor.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
lfnel

06-24-2020 04:37:22




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 17:39:50  
When it's shown, I hope you get some acknowledgement.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Rich'sToys

06-23-2020 05:55:58




Report to Moderator
 Re: John Deere 70 almost complete in reply to kycase1, 06-23-2020 05:53:16  
Looking good!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy