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by blissakpo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900 diesel
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: david brown 900 diesel

DSC_0027 4jpg.jpg Attached is a photo of new nose cone for an implematic that is available - Note the poor fit of the grills, the hole to accept the DB Badge that the 900 does not have and the narrow strip between the grills that on the 900 is wider. If you go down the new nose cone route and want ...
by blissakpo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900 diesel
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: david brown 900 diesel

The 900 bonnet only fits a 900 - the nose cone opening and grills are different on the other "younger" red/yellow tractors. An early 950 "pre implematic" Bonnet with the rectangular side hinged radiator opening would be the nearest swap as they are the same length but the nose cone takes the tapered...
by blissakpo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: david brown 900

While you had it to bits did you replace the inlet valve rubber seals?
by blissakpo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 Front Axle
Replies: 0
Views: 196

950 Front Axle

While refurbing my 950 front axle I thought to take off the hubs and replace the oil seals as they were looking a bit past it I smelled a rat when the split pins that hold on the castleated nuts were 2" wood nails but pulling the hubs off someone had used the inner races as drifts to "press" the out...
by blissakpo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: david brown 900

Where is the breather pipe for the rocker cover vent piped into? On the early tractors they were piped into the inlet manifold and if they came blocked would pump oil straight into the engine They were later modified to discharge into the chassis Try taking the "wire wool" out of the breather and se...
by blissakpo
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 Bonnet and Throttle handle?
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: 950 Bonnet and Throttle handle?

You could try Pocock Tractor Supplies on the net or Flea Bay John Conaughty in Ireland were selling whole new bonnets a while back but I think they have run out now unless they have had a new stock in. Good second hand straight bonnets are like hens teeth, most have a flattened top to a greater or l...
by blissakpo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 valves
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: 995 valves

No problem - They need to be worked it's pointless just having it parked up They do get addicted to easy start Try David Brown Parts - They have a website and they are all on there (amongst other things) you have to phone or e mail as their website does not take orders but they are good to deal with...
by blissakpo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: david brown 900

If you search this forum for haynes manuals you will find a link to amongst other things DBT 475 "Tractor Service and Repair Manual" which covers amongst others the DB 900 in there you will find the tappet settings are listed as .015" for inlets and .022" for exhaust or .015" for both depending on t...
by blissakpo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 valves
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: 995 valves

I cannot really comment on the valves as I have never had one go on me - It is an expensive failure if one does go and while it is to bits you might as well just for peace of mind and save all the hasstle of stripping it a second time. If it was me I would ask the machine shop what they think. If yo...
by blissakpo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: hand crank start 900?
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: hand crank start 900?

I picked up a 950 livedrive a few months back with the compression release lever on it. My next door Farmer came round and while we were talking said they bought a brand new one exactly the same in 1959 and they used to start it with the hand crank - I understand the kick back could be quite painful...
by blissakpo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: david brown 900

I'm away at the moment so cannot access my book but it is in there - If you are stuck let me know and I will try to phone home and get it sent out to me
by blissakpo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: david brown 900

Sounds like the pushrods are not in the tappet Take off the side access panel (Cover plate) associated with the piston in question and have a look in there. The pushrod should sit in a pocket in the top of the tappet that acts on the camshaft you have to make sure all of them are in position before ...
by blissakpo
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: david brown 900

My 950 does not have nuts (same engine) there is a couple of threaded studs that go into the elongated nuts inside the valve spring chamber with a hand tightening knob on them - No they don't need torquing just hand tighten them down onto the cork gasket - there is no pressure there, if it does seep...
by blissakpo
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 valves
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: 995 valves

While you have the head off take out the injectors and replace the copper sealing washers underneath them - If they have not been removed for a while the injectors can be difficult to get out and the copper washers bar stewards - The copper washers get stuck in with carbon and its a bit easier with ...
by blissakpo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Source for 1490 Radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Source for 1490 Radiator

Contact Stuart at Barclay Williams in the UK - I spoke with them today via e mail. They have exactly what you are looking for (DB 1490 Radiator) at 325GBP - Thats a service exchange unit and they like to receive the old one before they will ship the new one out but, bearing in mind where you are the...