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by cobbadog
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Venting of 885 Final Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Venting of 885 Final Drives

When I did the same maintenance on my 30C the same holes were blocked. So I took them out and over to the bench and using a twist drill bit by hand cleaned out the blockage. All is good now. Also if you didn't notice there are holes in the housing imediately below the brake linings. Clear these out ...
by cobbadog
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 - Terrible Starter
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: 885 - Terrible Starter

We would call it a hand throttle here in Australia and it is always a good thing to try and call items as they are labelled so we all know what we are talking about. We use the term 'generator' here and you use 'dynamo' and it is tricky to call it by the correct English term after 60+ years of knowi...
by cobbadog
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 PTO Engagement
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: 885 PTO Engagement

The issues you have mentioned may be time consuming to fix and a bit pricey but your tractor certainly looks the part and once running properly will out perform the old 135 Fergy.
I would keep at it and get it running right.
by cobbadog
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel gauge - Wiring & general advice
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: 885 Fuel gauge - Wiring & general advice

As stated there will be no differnce in the power whether it is generated from an altenator or generator. 12v is 12v. Sounds more like a short somewhere in the wiring.If it worked well by connecting the wires from power to sender and gauge and then lifting the arm on the sender and the gauge worked ...
by cobbadog
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 Serial Number Location
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: DB885 Serial Number Location

Yes, that is where you should look. Not sure if you need to remove the battery to make it easier. Take a good torch with you as well.
by cobbadog
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Drain 770 Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Drain 770 Tank

What was the design idea to have the fuel outlet at the top of the tank? Was it in a confined space?
by cobbadog
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 front axle surprise
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: 900 front axle surprise

Nice work with the repairs. When you finally get to drive it again you wont know yourself as it will go in the direction you point it.
by cobbadog
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New member 1952 cropmaster
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: New member 1952 cropmaster

Welcome to the Forum. You have a very desirable tractor and with it's history will be something that you can talk about on treks and be able to offer the history of it in your family. Banking 6v batteries will obviously work but as advised they are expensive and due to the low manufacture rate are f...
by cobbadog
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 780 Cylinder head core plug
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: 780 Cylinder head core plug

I use the stainless steel welsh plug in the hard to get to places and mild steel ones in the easy places. Then the steel ones can act as a sacrificial annode if your coolant/anti freeze is not correct and the steel gets eaten away instead of the cast iron.
by cobbadog
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Going Salvage Hunting
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Going Salvage Hunting

That is a very kind off tx. Happy hunting next weekend and hope you find all the gold you need.
by cobbadog
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Column Repair Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Steering Column Repair Kit

Only have 2 grerase nipples on the left side of the column. WhenI strip it all down I will dig deeper to find out why this is the case and fit the missing one. I know that one of them is stripped so will have to fix that issue as well. It is still way too humid to get the sand blaster in so will be ...
by cobbadog
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Column Repair Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Steering Column Repair Kit

Thank you both for the informative replies. It wont be until the sand blaster has been and done his job first and that I have then sprayed the undercoat before I remove and strip the steering box. Yes my steering box has 2 grease nipples already in place but there is a small amount of free play in t...
by cobbadog
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Column Repair Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Steering Column Repair Kit

Does the steering column bearing repair kit sold for the DB 880, 990, 995 etc the same for the 30C/Cropmaster models?
by cobbadog
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New to the forum with a 780.
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: New to the forum with a 780.

Welcome to the Forum. Brakes just may need a bit of use after sitting there a long time. Definately change the oil with water in it. and filters as well. Your parts are readily available through davidbrownparts to sort out your steering issues.
by cobbadog
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Voltage Stabiliser - Posotive or Negative Earth (885)
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Voltage Stabiliser - Posotive or Negative Earth (885)

Curiousity has me now. What way do you have the battery connected? Positive or Negative earth? Have you tested the gauge to see if it works? This could also help you with an answer as well. Do you have a multimeter? It will tell you when the battery is connected which way for polarity. Many electric...