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by case-ih1594
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Db1212 air intake full of water.....help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

RE: Db1212 air intake full of water.....help!!!

Hi, I'd be thinking of blowing the manifold area (ports?) with a high pressure airline, and trying to see if the engine will turn by hand to make sure the cylinder(s) are not packed with water. I'd then consider turning it over with the starter motor with the stopper in the STOP position. If all sou...
by case-ih1594
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to check a 885 on first ever contact with a DB-tractor?
Replies: 14
Views: 4455

Hi, I certainly wasn't suggesting the average DBTC forum user has little knowledge, just that there are probably far fewer experienced DB mechanics willing to post advice on here as people may think. The DB tractor was only really made in small numbers, with the newest tractor being 28 years old and...
by case-ih1594
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to check a 885 on first ever contact with a DB-tractor?
Replies: 14
Views: 4455

Hi, if you check the forum there is not many contributors. Your language is fine, it is just the questions that are difficult to answer. There is no buyers guide as the DB tractors such as the 885 will have whines, noises, oil leaks and the engines will be worn - its just the nature of them. I have ...
by case-ih1594
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to check a 885 on first ever contact with a DB-tractor?
Replies: 14
Views: 4455

We have posted at the same time here, but on the issue of spares, DB exported all over the world, well before the UK joined the EEC/EC/EU. A simple customs form will not be difficult to complete, and the parts being over a certain age are generally except from most customs charges. The UK does have ...
by case-ih1594
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to check a 885 on first ever contact with a DB-tractor?
Replies: 14
Views: 4455

I was just about to say what erkki has just said - we are talking about a 40 year old tractor that most spare parts are no longer available for. Interest in the DB tractors in the UK is probably still high but I think people are reluctant to offer advice for the fear of being proved wrong, and the D...
by case-ih1594
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

RE: 1594

This is certainly an unusual situation. If you haven't already I would drain the engine oil (and filter) and replace, as the diesel may have diluted the engine oil and raised the 'oil' level.
by case-ih1594
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1690t
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

I'd definitely avoid repainting in any colour other than original. I think the nature of restoration is a duty to keep things as original as possible, unless unavoidable, or not obvious. If a tractor had been made up from several tractors then you would have more scope to make modification such as t...
by case-ih1594
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1194 ignition switch wiring diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

RE: 1194 ignition switch wiring diagram

There is a diagram here:

http://www.dbtc.co.uk/index.php?module= ... 51&mid=490

The ignition section will probably be the same as yours, it is a basic system.
by case-ih1594
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Thinking of buying a 1594 was looking for advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

RE: Thinking of buying a 1594 was looking for advice

"Website down for maintenance".

A 1594 is a great tractor, one for the true DB fan.

Hydrashift is great is used correctly, and working - obviously.
by case-ih1594
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fitting Rubber Gear boot / Replacent Fuel Vale
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Hi, you may find that making the boots easier to get on, makes them easier to get off. In other words they may keep sliding off once fitted. I think some original ones has a metal crimp ring to hold them in place, but otherwise regular gear changing may cause them to slide off over time. I have seen...
by case-ih1594
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fuel pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

RE: Fuel pipe

a breakers yard is an option, but possibly unlikely to yield any results. Making a new one using your existing fittings (assuming you have them) is probably the best option, via a local 'motor factor' or auto specialist.
by case-ih1594
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Yellow exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

It has probably been mentioned before but there was supposedly some kind of legislation (probably European!) that prevented the use of some colours in the exhaust, and they ended up all being black. Id imagine DB bought them from an outside supplier such as 'Burgess', even though some are stamped DB...
by case-ih1594
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: what happened to the David Brown engine molds?
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

RE: what happened to the David Brown engine molds?

Its worth remembering that many of the castings were 'bought in', as the tractor factory did not have its own foundry. I think there are a few castings (sand castings?) on the wall at the DBTC museum. Many of the gears would be produced from line diagrams etc. but I'd suspect many ended up getting t...
by case-ih1594
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 996 Dying when working hard or going up hill
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

RE: 996 Dying when working hard or going up hill

It certainly sounds like its fuel (or lack of fuel) related. It may be worth searching for such issues in the DBTC forum, but I have heard people mention tank pipes getting blocked, or corroding off. You could try using the tractor with the tank totally full to see if that makes any difference. Appa...
by case-ih1594
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: David Brown 995 from Childhood
Replies: 6
Views: 2813

RE: David Brown 995 from Childhood

Hi, this tractor would have lots of re-usable parts on it such as the optional extra power steering. The tractor could easily be done up to either 'working' condition or a higher standard. If it has sentimental value than it is 'priceless'. Many of the jobs you can do yourself but I would avoid goin...