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by ScottUSA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

I was born and raised in the northern U.S., a Yankee by southern definition. After living in the southern U.S. for 31 years I am quite aware of a "thing" or an action having different names according to where you were born and raised. Once aware of this it is not a huge matter to accommodate others ...
by ScottUSA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

Starter is a Lucas M45G, stamped with #6310J. Near as I can come up with, the DB part number is A-K957340. Amazon sells a new David Brown brand (if that's possible) starter that is supposed to fit the 885 for around $124 U.S. Sounds too cheap to be any good. Found a nearby rebuilder who stocks DB st...
by ScottUSA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

It has a roller clutch starter drive. The roller clutch has failed. Local rebuilders use Chinese or Mexican parts that in the past have proven not worth the effort to install. Local parts store have to order the drive from outside their normal suppliers, as a result it is usually much cheaper to buy...
by ScottUSA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 810

If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

One more thing to add to the to-do list: replace starter drive. When it decided to quit, it quit! About wore out a good mood trying to get it started to move it into the shed last night. Anyway, I have not found online nor do I have literature showing the starter DRIVE part number. In doing a search...
by ScottUSA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: 885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve

The term 'going away' was likely morphed from the original term. It does not seem to be a common DB feature. Depending on where the tractor was sold new either everyone has it or no one has heard of it. Probably a dealer thing. Ollek, you may or may not recall that this tractor is due to be split po...
by ScottUSA
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 339

885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve

DB 885 with Dunham-Lehr 22 loader and what I was told was a going away valve (GAV). The GAV, I am told, allows operation of both the 3-point and the loader simultaneously. Since that operation is possible I guess it is working as intended. Trouble is that when the tractor is pointed downhill the loa...
by ScottUSA
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 temp gauge question
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: DB885 temp gauge question

Gauge and sender were purchased as a matched pair from Stewart-Warner. I have a handheld temperature gauge that is guaranteed within 2% that can be used to quantify the gauge reading at a couple points. Thank you for the gradient numbers for the factory gauge. I suspect your comments to the radiator...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 temp gauge question
Replies: 2
Views: 326

DB885 temp gauge question

The original gauge set was junk so when rewiring the tractor I used Stewart-Warner gauges. Does anyone know what the actual temperature numbers are at each color change on the factory engine temp gauge? Most importantly, what the temperature is when the needle hits the HOT range on the gauge. While ...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Removing 885 transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Removing 885 transmission

The transmission can be left attached to the back end as it is rolled away from the transmission housing/gearbox casing? Am I understanding you correctly? The threaded hole, is it a dedicated hole for this purpose or one of the trans cover bolt holes? I'll look for it next time the tractor is used. ...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Removing 885 transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Removing 885 transmission

1976 DB885 leaking oil between the trans and diff. Ample silicone suggests someone has been in there before. This repair will be undertaken this fall unless the leak get too much worse. Along with the leak repair is a worn shift rail socket for 1st/rev that needs to be replaced. Read through the fac...
by ScottUSA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Venting of 885 Final Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Venting of 885 Final Drives

I call them Final Drives but think they may be referred to as Drop Boxes, Reducing or Reduction Units. A quick search didn't help and my lunch hour is about up so… It's Final Drive for now. When cleaning both final drives while replacing the tractors brakes, one unit was accidently left resting upsi...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Replacing DB885 Axle Housing Seals
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Replacing DB885 Axle Housing Seals

Gard, Piedmont Fastener in Mooresville, NC. Be advised, they hit me for $8 for two 1/4"-26 X 1" bolts. I had plenty to say about it but they never offered why so expensive. Look for British bike or car restorers. Found one in Florida with a stock of Brit fasteners last spring after I dropped a BSF n...
by ScottUSA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Replacing DB885 Axle Housing Seals
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Replacing DB885 Axle Housing Seals

Diff lock is engaged and locked. A 6m X 1 bolt seemed close, local fastener supply house has BSF so will grab a couple of 1/4- BSF of a suitable length and make a "puller". I must say, the brake shoes DB supplied on these tractors were intended for the long haul... cast iron instead of a steel stamp...
by ScottUSA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Replacing DB885 Axle Housing Seals
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Replacing DB885 Axle Housing Seals

Reduction units are off. The brake shoes on one side are thoroughly soaked with what appears to be rear axle oil, no doubt the oil is the reason the brakes don't work on that side. There are two seals per side visible in the axle housings ends, how are they accessed? There are two small holes in wha...
by ScottUSA
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 loader hydraulics problem
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: 885 loader hydraulics problem

Thanks! I'll contact to manufacturer of the valve.