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by manxmac
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: A big job.
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: A big job.

Doesn't look right, doesn't sail right.
by manxmac
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Splitting an 885 with Cab
Replies: 8
Views: 5107

Re: Splitting an 885 with Cab

I have in the past reconditioned and changed the clutch on my 995Q cab and my 1210Q in both cases there was more reconditioning to do to the Q cabs due to rust and corrosion As I don't possess any heavy lifting gear it was easier to dismantle the Q Cab, carefully remove all glass and all panels whic...
by manxmac
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Brakes

Had a similar problem on my 990 Q cab. Pedal suddenly went rock hard and inoperative. In desperation applied full force to pedal which suddenly went to floor leaving a puddle of fluid under the tractor. A corroded brake line under the cab had burst, massive struggle to make new pipe and install, ref...
by manxmac
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: wiper arms
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: wiper arms

The rotating arm must have some method of locking the wiper arm to the rotating shaft. No spline and no taper, the only other set up I have ever seen is for the rotating shaft to have a flat and the wiper arm to have a pinch bolt. I have only seen this method on hand powered wipers on Early Lambourn...
by manxmac
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: wiper arms
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: wiper arms

I think it must be a single arm and there is mistake in the typo. The only critical bit is the splined hub and if that is OK just measure up and pick almost any wiper arm from a van or light commercial from a scrap yard and rivet it on to the splined hub
by manxmac
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: wiper arms
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: wiper arms

The splined part of the arm is usually just attached to the arm by two rivets which may make it easier to source an arm and rivet it on. I would be surprised if there was a second arm attached originally as tractor cab windscreens were not usually wide enough to need a second arm
by manxmac
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David Brown 4600 power steering cylinder.
Replies: 21
Views: 2142

Re: David Brown 4600 power steering cylinder.

Not sure of the details but I understand that the principle that Power Assisted systems work on is that the ram is held in the centre of the cylinder by equal hydraulic pressure applied to BOTH sides of the ram whilst the steering wheel is in the straight ahead position. Any movement of the steering...
by manxmac
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster rear wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Cropmaster rear wheel

An easy way to break the bead is to lay a 4" length of 2"x2" angle iron with one edge on the bead and the other on the tyre. Several good smacks with a sledgehammer on the angle iron usually does the trick. With the wheel off you are trying to break the bead against the resistance of the rubber tyre...
by manxmac
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: parts list
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: parts list

Thank you both for the info. Shows what a great source of worldwide information DBTC is.
Mac
by manxmac
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: parts list
Replies: 4
Views: 368

parts list

Help!
Where can I find the the old Case IH illustrated parts lists. they seem to have disappeared from the Case site.
by manxmac
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Removing & cleaning lower part of air cleaner filter on 990 selectamatic
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Removing & cleaning lower part of air cleaner filter on 990 selectamatic

Hi Jeff. I was talking to my original informant and he explained in a bit more detail what he had to do to free the 2 segments. Take the complete filter unit well away from any building and close to a hose point. Soak some old rags in diesel or central heating oil, set them alight and place the filt...
by manxmac
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Removing & cleaning lower part of air cleaner filter on 990 selectamatic
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Removing & cleaning lower part of air cleaner filter on 990 selectamatic

Not had to do it myself but have been told that if you have removed anything flammable take the whole thing off the tractor and well outside and safe. Soak it in diesel and set fire to it, let it smoulder to heat the canister which will expand and hopefully break the seal with the wire mesh filter b...
by manxmac
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David Brown 4600 power steering cylinder.
Replies: 21
Views: 2142

Re: David Brown 4600 power steering cylinder.

If you have got the ram off take it round to a Ford or Chevrolet light truck repair shop. Try and find the oldest of the mechanics or store men and see if he remembers this type of ram and if he knows which company supplied them back in the day. Old guys memories are very useful sometimes and even i...
by manxmac
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David Brown 4600 power steering cylinder.
Replies: 21
Views: 2142

Re: David Brown 4600 power steering cylinder.

Hi. This system was common throughout the 1960's - 1990's and mainly fitted to the lighter end of the commercial vehicle trade up to about 7.5 tons GVW, horse boxes were a favourite. I think some larger cars also had a similar set up. Spares should be available through the light truck repair shops.
by manxmac
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Fitting a simple oil gauge.
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

Re: Fitting a simple oil gauge.

The Mini Cooper type oil gauge from e bay came with a good length of nylon tube.