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by austensmith
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Door Seals 996 Sel with VQ (squarer) doors
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Door Seals 996 Sel with VQ (squarer) doors

Hi My 996 4WD Loader / back actor unit is lacking the rubber door seals on the VQ pattern cab. There is a rectangular channel welded to the doors which probably allows a slide in flat tab to retain the seals. The 9962WD is being refurbished and will have the same need for seals - except the doors ar...
by austensmith
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Exhaust Brake
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

RE: Exhaust Brake

There was one just recently on everybody's favourite auction site - stated it was fitted with exhaust brake -I think that was a 1200 or 1210 so that would fit with JFs experience. Would it not have been sensible for Highways versions to have one on with road duties and importance of speed control on...
by austensmith
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Storing a DB outside - any tips
Replies: 10
Views: 3714

RE: Re: RE: Storing a DB outside - any tips

HI I'd just add one more comment as I learned to my cost simply covering the end of the exhaust isn't enough. I'd consider taking the silencer off completely and covering the end of the exhaust elbow. Some DB exhaust stacks have a lip round the flat end of an oval silencer box ( selectamatics) and t...
by austensmith
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB Disc Ploughs
Replies: 2
Views: 2074

DB Disc Ploughs

..... Well are there any left ? I have a fascination for these and watching the historical videos showing use for cultivating VERY rough ground / jungle - and even grubbing out ground crops , suitably modified, makes me think they could be just the thing for very poor compacted moorland pasture with...
by austensmith
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: David Brown Video Album
Topic: Get Christmas tree with David Brown
Replies: 12
Views: 7083

I believe in parts of Cumbria there have been sightings of the very rare DB- U22 underwater ploughing / recovery experimental rig.......originally designed for dredging the Huddersfield narrow canal ........... :wink: :!:
by austensmith
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: 50TD at work
Replies: 3
Views: 3832

RE: 50TD at work

HI WOW! WOW! 1 - 70 acres = "a paddock" :shock: 2 - What a piece of kit ! - is the front end a protective plate /guard ? Std DB ? - I guess the normal rounded grille is behind that . Cooling issues in your levels of heat ? ?? Front end weights ? 3 - Impressive panorama to say the least - even from o...
by austensmith
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Db. 996vq recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Just a line to say thanks to JamesF , his dad and Robert who worked logically and steady to get the "Moorland sentry" 996 from its post onto the trailer with no mishaps . It no longer acts as decoy to keep the rust worms off the 996 4WD Digger , and is in the Intensive Care Unit in Ewden waiting for...
by austensmith
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query
Replies: 12
Views: 5884

RE: 996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query

First - thanks for the advice re the rims . To be clear , DB front axle , wheels and tyres v much as per spec. Front tyres brand new , size as stated . Rears are superbly refurbished 30 inch , with 16.9 R 30 well worn and cracked tyres. I have a separate set of 36 inch wheels ( with the minor rim ir...
by austensmith
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query
Replies: 12
Views: 5884

RE: 996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query

Sorry - that should have been 9.5/9-24 fronts

OOOPs
by austensmith
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query
Replies: 12
Views: 5884

RE: 996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query

Thanks Erkki Fronts seem to be as per spec but with the narrower 9.9 - 24 (brand new) tyres . Rears are Radials - well worn - hence the need to replace - but I wonder if the OE spec was written for Crossplies ? Could it be if the setups are correct ( Spec again confirms 16.9 30s with the narrow fron...
by austensmith
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query
Replies: 12
Views: 5884

996 4WD "Digger" - Wheel query

Current rear wheels are immaculate but 30 inch. The thing looks like an eager gundog sitting in anticipation , nose up - attractive enough but the stabiliser arms on the backactor are in danger of grounding on dips or when the outfit gets the JCB 'nod" on the road. I have found / bought some 36 inch...
by austensmith
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Wheels and tyres 1210 4 x 4 with kramer axle
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

RE: Wheels and tyres 1210 4 x 4 with kramer axle

Hi
The spec sheet on this site for a 1210 4WD suggests 13.6/12-38 rears but no spec evident for the fronts I'm afraid....

http://www.dbtc.co.uk/index.php?module= ... ew&pid=229
by austensmith
Thu May 22, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: David Brown 996 4WD Project
Replies: 11
Views: 14189

RE: David Brown 996 4WD Project

Looks a cracker. Usual issues with " string vest" cab panels .....?? Just out of interest what size boots are on it ? are they the 30 or 36 inch rims ? What about the fronts ? I've still got conundrum of replacing rears . Spec sheet suggests 13.6 /36 with my 9.5 / 24 fronts but I have 16.9 / 30 on e...
by austensmith
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB Disc Ploughs
Replies: 0
Views: 1351

DB Disc Ploughs

Hi Can anyone tell me if it is possible to get replacement discs for a DB disc plough? Always thought these were the "dogs doodah"s where rough , variable, stony or consolidated land is being worked . I want to get / restore one but if the key wearing components arent available it would be a labour ...
by austensmith
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 7801

RE: Cropmaster Ignition

HI
I know nothing about petrol Cropmasters but if this was a mini I'd say check the individual leads.........