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by JamesF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New 1394 owner, with plenty of fettling required
Replies: 20
Views: 2667

Re: New 1394 owner, with plenty of fettling required

The problem with getting a good used turbo is just that, getting a good one.

I think news ones are top side of £750 plus vat now
by JamesF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New 1394 owner, with plenty of fettling required
Replies: 20
Views: 2667

Re: New 1394 owner, with plenty of fettling required

I think a good used manifold and outlet pipe could be found.

I may even have a manifold

The turbo is available off the shelf but is quite expensive

The oil pipe to the turbo can be a bit tricky to find but they are out there.

The oil drain pipe is easy enough, I will have one of those
by JamesF
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Looking for 885 Fuel Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 3363

Re: Looking for 885 Fuel Gauge

The smiths fuel gauge used on the none q cab tractors was unique to that tractor and the system incorporated a voltage stabiliser. Fuel senders are difficult to find and impossible if it's side mounted. Reproduction gauges don't work with original sender units. The mixture of smiths fuel gauge and a...
by JamesF
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Safe start switch on 1690
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Re: Safe start switch on 1690

Unfortunately the switch is no longer available
by JamesF
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster (gear driven dynamo)
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

Re: Cropmaster (gear driven dynamo)

I had the gear driven dynamo from a thresherman rebuilt a couple of years ago.

It had a new type regulator which looked original and mounted in the same place.

It cost the earth but was a proper job.
by JamesF
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1394 electric issues
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

Re: 1394 electric issues

The most common cause of power loss to the cab roof electrics on a 94 is the multi plug which is inside the cab frame on the rh side of the front screen, where you split the wiring harness to lift the top half of the cab off

These plugs corrode badly
by JamesF
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fuel Hose
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Fuel Hose

I'm not sure what the material actually is but but the genuine part.

They're silly money for what they are but they'll save you a load of hassle
by JamesF
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Splitting a 1594 to change pto thow out bearing.
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Splitting a 1594 to change pto thow out bearing.

I think you're ok with the cab on a 6 cyl, the brackets are the right side of the split in the chassis

You shouldn't leave the pto hand clutch lever pulled up for any length of time, that will cause the bearing to fail prematurely
by JamesF
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 4th dash light
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: 4th dash light

Iv recently bought a vq cab 1410 with engine oil pressure, charge, hydraulic filter, trailer indicator and main beam warning lamps

Never seen one with so many dash lamps!
by JamesF
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB995 Gauges
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Re: DB995 Gauges

The gauges will go straight to the top of the scale when they are receiving full battery power with no resistance from the sender units
by JamesF
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 fuel return lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: 1594 fuel return lines?

The heater reservoir breather pipe runs up the front of the cab

The 180 degree return tucks behind the plastic box in front of the windscreen which keeps it high enough so it doesn't leak

The open end goes back down the front of the cab and pushes up the cab frame from the bottom
by JamesF
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1290 highway master brake cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: 1290 highway master brake cylinders

The cylinders themselves are the same as a standard 1290 as far as I know but the seals are different.

Try Barcley Williams
by JamesF
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1490 tachometer
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: 1490 tachometer

They're prone to erratic readings, iv changed quite a few and a customer called in today wanting his in his 1390 changing
by JamesF
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: temperature gauge DB/Case 995 tractor
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: temperature gauge DB/Case 995 tractor

Replacement temp gauges are a bit of a nightmare

A lot of the reproduction gauges available are not suitable and not calibrated correctly. They will read normal with a cold engine and off the scale at normal operating temperature
by JamesF
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Brake band adjustment DB-1212
Replies: 14
Views: 3865

Re: Brake band adjustment DB-1212

There is a proper procedure for adjusting the bands and damage can be caused to the band