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by Colin6224#2
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Stabilizer alternative needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Stabilizer alternative needed.

Hi All Thanks for the feedback. Sorry for the typo, its a working tractor and original parts are not required, functional parts are. Using check chains Could be a practical option. That would require fixings on both reduction housings but would work. Bit of faff to keep adjusting the lengths but oth...
by Colin6224#2
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Stabilizer alternative needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Stabilizer alternative needed.

Hi My DB990 Stabilizer bar / link has long had corroded threads and to keep it working it was welded into on a fixed length. It suits many jobs but not all. I have looked for a top link type assembly for 5/8" type pins but without success. I have seen stabilizers on ebay, but their threads may be no...
by Colin6224#2
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ebay Tractor Seat - DB990
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Ebay Tractor Seat - DB990

Hi All Thanks for all the suggestions and offer of a seat. There are a lot of seats on Ebay, mostly produced by the same manufacture I expect and yes a few have a diagram with dimensions. The idea of a template made of cardboard sounds good. Try before you buy in effect. If I have to make an adapter...
by Colin6224#2
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ebay Tractor Seat - DB990
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Ebay Tractor Seat - DB990

Hi db2d Just checked and yes they have a good selection of seat cushions and genuine spare parts for DB seats, but I need a complete assembly for an weather frame type cab. The seat assembly they have is for a quiet cab Ebay has a number of adjustable seats in black or garish colours that can be sim...
by Colin6224#2
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ebay Tractor Seat - DB990
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Ebay Tractor Seat - DB990

Hi The Seat on my DB990 1973 has finally fallen apart. I has been supported by blocks of wood for years but it has finally failed. I am looking for a replacement seat and Ebay has lots intended for tractors, fork lifts, telehandlers etc. On my tractor there is a plate that attaches to the gearbox ho...
by Colin6224#2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fitting a simple oil gauge.
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Fitting a simple oil gauge.

Hi All When I fitted the gauge to my 1973 990 I did consider fitting a dashboard gauge. My tractor has a fuel gauge that stopped working years ago and it would have been easy to replace that with an oil pressure gauge. I decided to stick with the easier option because I need access to the rear of th...
by Colin6224#2
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fitting a simple oil gauge.
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Fitting a simple oil gauge.

Hi GuysBack in February I got involved in a debate relating to engine oil pressure and came to the conclusion that I needed to monitor the oil pressure with a simple gauge. It seemed like a good idea to share my experience of fitting the gauge. A simple 20minute job, finding the bits took longer. Pl...
by Colin6224#2
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Tyre Swap
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Re: Tyre Swap

Hi Guys Thanks for the feedback. Cobbadog you are obviously working towards a higher standard than I do. Those wheels look show quality which I am sure is no accident. My trouble is that my 990 is most definitely a working tractor and the farm budget cannot justify shot blasting and such fine paintw...
by Colin6224#2
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Tyre Swap
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Re: Tyre Swap

Hi and thanks for all the useful information. I have seen it done before but didn't ask questions. You have mentioned 'angle iron' a couple of times to remove the tyre. For me angle iron is that L shaped piece of structural steel. I suspect that is not what you mean. I have crow bars, and other clea...
by Colin6224#2
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Tyre Swap
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Tyre Swap

Hi Having seen rear tyre swaps on U Tube where they make it look relatively easy, I was thinking for swapping over my bald DB990 rear tyres. The old tyres have more crevices than an Iceland glacier. The newer tyres are merely worn down to 30% tread. Have any of you swapped tyres. Where do you get ty...
by Colin6224#2
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: piston rings and bearing shells
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: piston rings and bearing shells

Hi Next step is to find and fit the pressure gauge. Davidbrownparts.com couldn't supply the parts, they only supply standard parts and the add on gauge was never a standard fit. So what have others done. I wanted something mounted onto the engine block so that I could remove the dash to do other wor...
by Colin6224#2
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: piston rings and bearing shells
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: piston rings and bearing shells

Hi All Thanks for the comments. Pressure Gauge is a good next step. See where that leads. As for replacing the crankshaft bearings, your replies are pretty much as I had expected. I'm not to keen on spending to much money on the engine because the gearbox has a problem in second gear where it someti...
by Colin6224#2
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: piston rings and bearing shells
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

piston rings and bearing shells

Hi I have a 990 Selectamatic 1973. The engine works well enough for the age and hours worked, about 14K varied and often not that hard hours. However I notice that the oil pressure takes about 6 seconds to switch out the light when the engine starts from cold. Second the engine always smokes noticab...
by Colin6224#2
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Voltage Regulator / Dynamo
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Voltage Regulator / Dynamo

Hi Voltage Regulator now working as it should. Regulates the voltage to 13.4volts when running over 1100 rmp, and about 13.2V with all lights on. Not sure where the fault was but something must have been wrong in the wiring or maybe the regulator components were just sticky from sitting in a box on ...
by Colin6224#2
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Voltage Regulator / Dynamo
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Voltage Regulator / Dynamo

Thanks everybody for your ideas. The online manuals for the electrical system is very useful. It's pretty easy to follow and doesn't need any test gear other than a multimeter. Basically they are looking for electrical wiring faults. Checking my wiring was the next step in the plan. The supplier has...