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by KevinC
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Radiator Clean 885
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: Radiator Clean 885

There's a place in Cambridge somewhere near Newmarket Road that's supposed to be very good. Unfortunately the name and address escape me at the moment but if I can find it online or the name comes back to me then I will post it. They make radiators for aircraft not just cars and tractors so taking y...
by KevinC
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Petrol/TVO Fuel Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Cropmaster Petrol/TVO Fuel Issue

Presumably the tap has a cork gasket with holes in it.? Make sure it's the right one and the holes are big enough to let the fuel through
by KevinC
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 24
Views: 4575

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

Not driven a hydra shift but some experience with MF and you are right they are a right royal pain in the butt. Changing up to slow down, really. People wax lyrical about how wonderfully they are, not if you have to spend a day working them.
by KevinC
Sun May 27, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: slow turnover
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

Re: slow turnover

I have had a similar intermittent problem on a fordson major. After turning it over feel to see if any of the cabling is hot or at least warmer than the rest. It does sound like a bad contact. You could just take all the cables and wires off one by one and clean them and their contact point making s...
by KevinC
Sat May 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Hesston 70 66
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Hesston 70 66

My experience of running with fiat cars and vans is not good. However the one fiat tractor I have worked with ran like a Swiss watches although the controls were a little odd until you got used to it. It ran all day, every day through several winters without any problem.
by KevinC
Mon May 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Hydraulics again...
Replies: 15
Views: 2535

Re: Hydraulics again...

Forget the pressure gauge, that is for the engine oil only. Go back to the part you removed and refit properly. Take care to keep everything clean or you might trigger another problem. I don't think any sealant would have been used originally so I would just use copper washers. If you can't get new ...
by KevinC
Sun May 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or not ?
Replies: 38
Views: 6579

Re: Cropmaster or not ?

I read it as late1955 but no doubt if I am incorrect I will get severely chastised in a moment. Been given it? Lucky man, have fun with it.
by KevinC
Sat May 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: RE: Window/glass seals
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: RE: Window/glass seals

If you don't have any joy there try woolies, no not woolworths but woolies trim. You should find them if you Google. They are based near peterborough I think near market Deeping. They do a mail order service and hold a vast array of this sort of thing in all sorts of styles and profiles. They usuall...
by KevinC
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic red number
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: 950 implematic red number

As Steve says it's got to be worth half an hour on the dvla website trying a few different combinations. The only trouble is that if the tractor hasn't changed hands for donkeys years or the previous owner or owners haven't kept the log book up to date or taxed it then there may be no electronic rec...
by KevinC
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: TVO formula
Replies: 15
Views: 3651

Re: TVO formula

Understood. I WAS referring to aviation fuel as that was what was discussed earlier in the post. I have always used pump fuel in my tractors without any problem. I wouldn't bother with super or optimax or whatever as there is nothing to be gained from it. I now use a lead replacement additive in tho...
by KevinC
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: TVO formula
Replies: 15
Views: 3651

Re: TVO formula

A brief bit of research on the Internet produced this information. AvgasLL100 low lead 100 octane fuel contains tetra-ethyl lead added to raise octane (ten times the amount in leaded petrol if it were still available in the uk) Deposits left after burning are corrosive and damaging to valves, valve ...
by KevinC
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: TVO formula
Replies: 15
Views: 3651

Re: TVO formula

Someone once told me that Duxford imperial war museum used to run a taskmaster on aviation petrol but the continued use burnt the pistons as the octane rating is way to high. These engines have a very low compression ratio compared to modern vehicles and were. designed to use only the relatively poo...
by KevinC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990a crankcase pressure
Replies: 46
Views: 8365

Re: 990a crankcase pressure

A shame you didn't do a compression test before you took the head off. I agree it must be rings on one cylinder and I think you are looking for breakage not wear if this problem started suddenly. I am afraid you are going to have to pull the pistons to find out. I had this on a land rover v8 once, i...
by KevinC
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990a crankcase pressure
Replies: 46
Views: 8365

Re: 990a crankcase pressure

If the valve has touched the piston enough to mark it best check that the valve stem is not bent. Probably not but you don't want to put it back together and then find you have another problem
by KevinC
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Suitable tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Suitable tyres

Looking at the front tyres on my douglas taskmaster I noticed that they are in poor condition with the sidewalls cracked and one of them is even stamped Not for highway use. I would like to replace them but I want to use the correct type for the vehicle. The ones fitted are 6.00-16 6ply which I thin...