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by Scooby
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

I always thought that the red/yellow was a better combination than the white/chocolate but I did buy a 990 in 1967 which of course was W/C and in fact bought quite a few with those colours but was pleased when they changed from chocolate to orange. I was on 1212s by that time but had a customer wit...
by Scooby
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

Does anyone know the reason for a handful of early selectamatics having the implematic colours and tin work...... just using up old stock?? [/quote ] That was what was always said - that DB had too much red and yellow paint left over. :D But I have all the tractor numbers and some modification data...
by Scooby
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

That's the name I was trying to think of. It always seemed a strange name for a tractor agent I thought.
by Scooby
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

Do you know the name of the DB dealer who sold this tractor ? I was told sometime that this particular dealer had most if not all of the red 880 Selectamatics. Do you know if that is correct ?
by Scooby
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

The first Selectamatic was red, but the model was 770 and it had a 3-cyl engine and was built in 1965. All other Selectamatic tractors was white. Not true. There were a few red 880 Selectamatic tractors as well as the red 770. I peronally took this photograph and spoke to the owner at Shrewsbury Sh...
by Scooby
Thu May 28, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic

phledge, ollek, cobbadog & Scooby I can confirm that our tractor is Power Red chassis/Orchid White bonnet by the way, so it looks like the tractor was built between December 1973 to January 1975, but likely the former...without any idea of how many tractors rolled off the lines each day! Thank you ...
by Scooby
Wed May 27, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic

ollek wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 am
The Chocolate Brown frame colour was change to Power Red at serial number 859111 (built in january 1974). A tractor with serial number 863995 was built in january 1975.
According to Meltham data the Power Red colour scheme started at 858838 in December 1973.
by Scooby
Sat May 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: david brown 3 share plow
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: david brown 3 share plow

Ok, I understand better! It is therefore necessary to complete the reversal by pushing the lever in the other direction. (rearward) Yes, to a degree. The trick is to pull the lever as hard as you can so that when it has gained momentum you don't have to push it very hard back to the rest position. ...
by Scooby
Sat May 16, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: david brown 3 share plow
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: david brown 3 share plow

The DB manually reversible ploughs do not "fly over" when you have pulled the handle. There is no trip mechanism. You have to pull it half way and then usually push the handle a bit to finish the turnover. It is possible to make this a little easier if you turn the steering rapidly half way through...
by Scooby
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Tyre Swap
Replies: 23
Views: 1319

Re: Tyre Swap

In addition to the above I would add the following : You can actually use a Gemmy bar and sledge hammer to break the bead on tyres, after all, that's what a bead breaker is/does. But it is very important to know what you're doing because you can damage the tyre if you hold the bar incorrectly. Then...
by Scooby
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help Wanted for a new FAQ - Wiring Diagrams
Replies: 18
Views: 11765

Re: Help Wanted for a new FAQ - Wiring Diagrams

Hi, why can I not see the wiring diagram? It is saying "image currently unavailable" Looking for the 25d diagram Y ou are owed an answer to your question and the reason that the images can't be seen is because the original poster is no longer a member of this Forum. That is why they are labelled as...
by Scooby
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 Cylinder Head
Replies: 17
Views: 1742

Re: 990 Cylinder Head

Your tractor went down the track around May-June 1968. If it still has it's original engine it is a 4/47 engine.
by Scooby
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 3398

Re: Help if possible please.

Thank you Bill, that is really helpful. Very clear images. Thanks for your time. Regards - David.
by Scooby
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 3398

Re: Help if possible please.

Thank you for that. It all makes sense. DB loaders were always known to be well built, that's why I once put one on a 990. There were plenty of alternatives but, and I presume that the loaders came out of Leigh as well as ploughs, diggers, etc., anything that came out of there was well made. They d...
by Scooby
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 3398

Re: Help if possible please.

Yes, I concur with a lot of what you say but in their defence I always found DB would bend over backwards to help me out and most of any faults were dealt with under warranty, even if 2-3 years old. It may have been because, as a contractor I was getting DBs around a bit, plus the fact that we had ...