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by bedwards1966
Sun May 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Wanted.
Topic: Recommended Professional DB refurbisher? Advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Recommended Professional DB refurbisher? Advice please

Be aware, to properly refurbish a tractor (or pretty much anything of its kind) takes a huge amount of time and therefore anybody doing this as a professional will need to charge a lot of money, it will not be cheap. Don't be fooled by the ones that have had a coat of paint and the oil leaks stopped...
by bedwards1966
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: best way to attach trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: best way to attach trailer?

Practice makes it easy.
Are you taking it on the road, or travelling long distances? If you can make the holes bigger that the pin goes through you'll gain some room for error.
by bedwards1966
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 white smoke
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: 950 white smoke

The place that overhauled the pump wouldn't be able to do anything about the fine adjustment of the pump to the engine, that's normally set by the person who fits it who normally puts it back where it was when it came off. In this case it's quite possible that it was not in the right place when it w...
by bedwards1966
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880 Selectamatic Dynamo
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: 880 Selectamatic Dynamo

I rarely mess with dynamo systems, but seem to recall that connecting the D and F terminals together and starting the engine should result in a high voltage at the D/F terminal to earth. Not a good idea to run the engine much above tickover as the voltage will get very high - the dynamo is using its...
by bedwards1966
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880 Selectamatic Possible Overheat
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: 880 Selectamatic Possible Overheat

Your temperatures sound fine for an engine that isn't working, your problem is electrical. Could be a faulty gauge, faulty sender or that the two aren't correct for each other.
by bedwards1966
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Witch david brown engine have i got
Replies: 16
Views: 764

Re: Witch david brown engine have i got

Bit of a tricky one unless someone happens to recognise the numbers. It's probably a Case engine - it's possible that they used their 188 diesel for the backhoes, I'm not sure - but David Brown engines were used in some of their crawlers. I know a 4WD 580 that has a turbo engine, it's a Case one. I ...
by bedwards1966
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Tyre Swap
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: Tyre Swap

The angle iron is just that, a piece of angle iron. Approximately 2 x 2" and about 3 inches long with the corners rounded off so they can't dig into the tyre, set it with one edge going between the rim and tyre and hit it hard to push it between the tyre and rim and it will push the tyre back. May t...
by bedwards1966
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Tyre Swap
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: Tyre Swap

Oh I would never remove the wheel of a tractor to change a tyre. Even a DB rear wheel and tyre is a heavy item that you would not want to have to pick up if laid on the floor, and many of the ones I change are much bigger. Often the tyre itself is too much for one person to stand up, but I can fit t...
by bedwards1966
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Tyre Swap
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: Tyre Swap

It's simple when you know and understand what you're doing - I fit a lot of tyres. But the first ones you do are going to be a bit struggle as you will not have the right technique or full understanding of how it needs to be done and something simple like not having the tyre in the well will make it...
by bedwards1966
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 David brown 990 very slow to tip trailer.
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: 1967 David brown 990 very slow to tip trailer.

I would first plug a pressure gauge into the trailer tipping port and check that you have full pressure. To lift the trailer with a full load requires high pressure, as you are having to shovel some of the muck off first it's quite possible that your tractor is not generating enough oil pressure. Oi...
by bedwards1966
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: 1200 brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: 1200 brakes

I'm not sure if it's practical to only slide it out partway as I'd not want to leave it hanging like that, but if you did the whole thing would try to spin round so the heaviest part was at the bottom so you'd still have a struggle. There's a good chance that you'll want to replace the oil seals on ...
by bedwards1966
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: 1200 brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: 1200 brakes

Have you tied the diff lock pedal down? It won't stop them coming off but will make it very hard to get back together if you don't do it. You might have 3 bolts to remove for the cab mount, I assume these are out? With the brake shoes backed off and all the bolts out there's nothing left to hold it ...
by bedwards1966
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: piston rings and bearing shells
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: piston rings and bearing shells

I've a DB engine that takes a good 6 seconds to build oil pressure, but the pressure it has is good and it does not concern me. Putting a pressure gauge on your engine to see what the pressure is is the first thing to do, if it has good pressure when hot then I'd not be worried. If the pressure is o...
by bedwards1966
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 2712

Re: Help if possible please.

David,

You're welcome, that's what this forum is all about!
by bedwards1966
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 2712

Re: Help if possible please.

David, Here you go. Looks like five bolts each side. Two back near the cab, one near the front of the tractor also holding the piece that protects the front end of the tractor, and two a little further back. IMG_1372.JPG IMG_1373.JPG IMG_1374.JPG IMG_1375.JPG IMG_1376.JPG IMG_1377.jpeg