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by davidb
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ebay 1690 with broken crank ....
Replies: 0
Views: 1500

Ebay 1690 with broken crank ....

Hi there folks - long time no post - but I am still here in DB land. Just wondering if anyone knows where the 1690 with a broken crank that was sold on Ebay, maybe 12 months or more ago, ended up? Like an idiot, I missed it and was wondering how the current owner was getting on with the project. Che...
by davidb
Sun May 19, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Tractor Scams on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 11147

Sometimes it works the other way around also. We had a very, very strange event a couple of years ago - we 'sold' a boat to a chap supposedly from Hertfordshire. Knowing the thing was not seaworthy, he rang me up and suggested he come down by train to sail it home, to a place in Hertfordshire nowher...
by davidb
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1690 1690T .... (or even 1490 etc )
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

Emyr, how goes it, my friend, Don’t worry - have no intention of scrapping any 1690 (unless totally beyond saving|) My barns are full of projects which many might consider 'best weighed in'. It was just a thinking process being displayed online - maybe - if I were to get a 2 wd 1690 as a donor for...
by davidb
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1690 1690T .... (or even 1490 etc )
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

1690 1690T .... (or even 1490 etc )

Would anyone know how much of a 1690 is compatible with a 1690 Turbo please ... Particularly thinking about tin work, bonnet, bonnet supports, side panels, wings, cab etc. but be interested to know how much of 'the other stuff' is the same - Maybe stuff that maybe 'sourceable' (be there such a word)...
by davidb
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1690 so - will this run without it's turbo?
Replies: 10
Views: 5491

Thanks - that is sort of what I was thinking of. Just didn't want the thing doing 15 trillion rpm - experienced that twice before - once with a Nuffield engined tractor - easy to stall and once with a Ford engined Lely hydrostatic combine (hey there Eric-t) - not so easy and it is seriously scarey!!...
by davidb
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1690 so - will this run without it's turbo?
Replies: 10
Views: 5491

1690 so - will this run without it's turbo?

Now it is home - stage one is to try to ascertain what I have got!!!!! Turbo, externally, looks really bad, suspect it may be a write off - dont fancy a £500 quid punt until I have a bit of a clue about the rest of the tractor. However, don't really fancy attempting a start up with potentially fail...
by davidb
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Last 2 miles home......
Replies: 1
Views: 1681

Last 2 miles home......

....Today


Suspended tow achieved - only two tyre inflations required over the two miles - took about two hours!!!

Pictures on front page at ....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david-brook/

So it is home!!

Cheers

David
by davidb
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Seasons Greatings
Replies: 15
Views: 7166

We don't do christmas, but wish those who do, a very Happy time and of course Happy New Year.

As a person new to DB ownership, although with a bit of experience of classic/vintage machinery, I think this forum seems to be 'the place to be'.


Thanks folks

David
by davidb
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: rthythmic tic tic tic .click, click, click. clack clack clac
Replies: 9
Views: 4432

Re: RE: rthythmic tic tic tic .click, click, click. clack cl

Powerrabbit wrote:It sounds to me lik
e the differential has broken up.

You cheerful chap you ------ had considered this, but was looking for something a bit more ... .well how do I say it .... cheap.......
by davidb
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: rthythmic tic tic tic .click, click, click. clack clack clac
Replies: 9
Views: 4432

rthythmic tic tic tic .click, click, click. clack clack clac

So got a plan for getting 1690T home tomorrow - 12 foot bar (used originally for pulling traction engines around) fixed underneath DB - d shackle directly attached onto 1690 drawbar mounts, taking all the weight off the front of the 1690 (and hence knackered steering) by this through bar, lifting un...
by davidb
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1690T bonnet/front tinwork etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

1690T bonnet/front tinwork etc.

On a steep uphill learning curve here ... is all the 1690T front tinwork - grills/ side panels/ bonnet/ bonnet support structure etc. interchangeable with any other 90 models - maybe the 1490 for example? Anyone know of anyone breaking 1690T or compatible please - need most of the front tinwork/fibr...
by davidb
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: old/new db owner - transport needed
Replies: 11
Views: 5316

PS - don't know if anyone would know - my trackrod seems to have a slight bend in it - -would anyone know if I should get it straightened or whether that is how it should be.

Cheers

David
by davidb
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: old/new db owner - transport needed
Replies: 11
Views: 5316

So, I said I would think of something - but today turned out to be a bit tricky to say the least.... megga sized artic turned up - couldn't get near our place (Not Mike Ellis Transport's fault) !! 1690T arrived with 3 flat tyres (2F 1R) and track rod with both ends dropped off so the immediate plan ...
by davidb
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Case 1394 fuel pressure
Replies: 22
Views: 11386

RE: Case 1394 fuel pressure

This brings back memories of some very strange fuel problems with a 1490. It took a lot of tracking down, but it turned out that there was a problem with the suction pipe inside the diesel tank. Tractor would run fine, even with a nearly empty tank unless working hard when fuel starvation occurred a...
by davidb
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: old/new db owner - transport needed
Replies: 11
Views: 5316

Thanks folks - have gone with Mike Ellis, Gloucester based - have had tractors and a biggish combine delivered by him in the past. Reasonable and reliable - the only snag being predicting when delivery might occur - important as I need to be around as we have to unload about a mile away from home du...