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by bedwards1966
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1394 steering fluid change
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: 1394 steering fluid change

I'd certainly be changing the filter, they're a bit of a nuisance which means that it probably won't have been done for twenty years. I've seen them collapse through old age.
by bedwards1966
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Rear Lights

Shocking, the rubbish that we sometimes end up with.
by bedwards1966
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Hydraulic take off on db 25
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: Hydraulic take off on db 25

Presumably it would be OK to flush these old machines out with a cheap, thin and easily available mineral oil. Nowhere near as extreme as diesel but probably more effective than 90 weight oil?
by bedwards1966
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Spun bearing on 990
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Spun bearing on 990

Obviously your crank is not very healthy. If you can see rings round any of the journals it should be reground to make things right. However, for an engine that's only doing fairly easy work on a small scale you can sometimes get away with spending some time with strips of very fine emery to polish ...
by bedwards1966
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

I can't help on why you keep getting the wrong size, but I also question why not change to the regular, modern quick coupler? It's a good system that's also compatible with almost every other implement you're likely to find and probably easiest and cheapest. Of course, if you're running a show machi...
by bedwards1966
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Compression test

Yes, injectors can be adapted for this purpose - though if your injectors have been reconditioned I'd not be messing around with them! It sounds like you need a better compression test kit. The cheaper (and much more common ones) are for attaching into the glow plug holes which most engines have, bu...
by bedwards1966
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: New radiator

That price is quite reasonable for a re-core - certainly a lot cheaper than I've ever had one done in my area. I've no experience of the cheap ones that are available for David Browns but unless the cost of a re-core was very high I would choose that option over getting a radiator of unknown quality...
by bedwards1966
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown/Case 995 Starting Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: David Brown/Case 995 Starting Problem

It sounds like your solenoid is tired, the contacts inside will be burnt and corroded. When the terminal was turning as you tried to remove the nut it'll have moved things enough to make it work again, at least for now. Normally it's possible to take the solenoid apart if you are prepared to unsolde...
by bedwards1966
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Nylon Filter in the By-pass Valve Plunger
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: Nylon Filter in the By-pass Valve Plunger

It's down as a maintenance/service task in the manual for my 995 as well. Always thought that the paper suction filter should do enough and to leave well enough alone, but it is certainly in the manual as part of the service routine.
by bedwards1966
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: David Brown 770
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: David Brown 770

You've a good chance that the engine is seized from having water standing in it. With the gearbox in neutral put a socket and breaker bar on the crankshaft pulley nut and see if you can get the engine to turn by working it back and forth, you may be lucky. Another method to get them moving is to put...
by bedwards1966
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Pulling power
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Pulling power

'95 Ford 7840 SLE with about 7000 hours, a great little tractor that pulls 12t grain/muck trailers all day as well as brand new 140/175hp fords do, great tractors that seem to be underrated by many. But DB's are also very capable and again I think people under estimate what they're capable of doing ...
by bedwards1966
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Oil prerssure
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Oil prerssure

I had an engine apart a couple of years ago and it wouldn't develop any oil pressure when cranking. The solution was simply that it needed priming by putting oil into the gallery/filter housing (at the pressure switch or blanking plug as I recall) using an oil can. It can happen when an engine is sa...
by bedwards1966
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Pulling power
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Pulling power

I think it would manage it fine provided you aren't on very steep or wet land, I've done tanking with a 2000g tanker behind a 100hp Ford which was within its capabilities.
by bedwards1966
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: Engine rebuild

Your breathing from the crankcase does not sound to be excessive so isn't a reason to rebuild. Tell me more about the starting problems. If the compression is suspected to be low I suggest doing a compression test before pulling anything apart - you don't want to strip the whole engine to find that ...
by bedwards1966
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 front axle surprise
Replies: 20
Views: 1506

Re: 900 front axle surprise

An engineering shop would not charge too much to do the machining work if your lathe is too small. Depends where you are! I know a couple of places locally, the one that's any good were charging £50 per hour a while ago and I'm sure it's increased since then. And they're not greedy, various running...