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by DRM
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: 1967 880 Selectamatic
Replies: 0
Views: 84

1967 880 Selectamatic

Here are some photos of my recently acquired 880. Purchased in October last year, it's had new crankshaft and camshaft oil seals and while we were in there, a new clutch plate. Also has been fitted with a thermostart. I've replaced the fuel tank to reinstate the tank unit and fuel gauge and have a m...
by DRM
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880A Selectamatic information request
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: 880A Selectamatic information request

Could anyone advise where on the mudguard the ploughlight should be located? Looking at various pictures on the web, YouTube etc., it seems to be located as shown in the attached picture. But in that position it’s really close to the levelling lever when the arms are fully up. I want to keep things ...
by DRM
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 880A Selectamatic Fuel Sender
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: David Brown 880A Selectamatic Fuel Sender

Get in touch with Barclay Williams. They supplied me with a sender to replace an original AC Delco unit and apart from having to bend the float arm to suit the horizontal mounting position it was a direct swap. The original sender looked ok visually, but when mocked up with a new gauge, would get up...
by DRM
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Top link
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Top link

Thanks for the information and correcting my assumption regarding 880 vs 885. I had forgotten that the 880 and 990 have similar back ends.

David
by DRM
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Top link
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Top link

Sorry - should have clarified I am after an original David Brown top link. The information I have is from the parts manuals: 880 : https://partstore.caseih.com/us/parts-search.html#epc::mr48585ar357784, 12" imp end, 8" tractor or 16.5" imp end, 5" tractor end. Why the difference? 885, 990/995/996 : ...
by DRM
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Top link
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Top link

I’m trying to find a top link for my 880 Selectamatic. Looking at the parts lists for 880, 885, 990, 995, 1290, 1390 etc both the tractor and implement ends come in a variety of lengths, eg 7.5, 9, 12, 16.5 inches. Even between the 880 and 885 they appear to be widely different. Does anyone know the...
by DRM
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1965 David Brown 880UE Implematic, adding thermostart
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: 1965 David Brown 880UE Implematic, adding thermostart

The line is copper. The pipe, fittings and thermostart came as a kit from Barclay Williams here in the UK.

David
by DRM
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1965 David Brown 880UE Implematic, adding thermostart
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: 1965 David Brown 880UE Implematic, adding thermostart

I've retrofitted a thermostart to my 1967 880 Selectamatic. It has no reservoir nor extra loops on the return pipe but seems to work just fine. After sitting for 4 weeks unused in an open barn over Christmas it started straight away after 10 seconds of heat. Attached is a photo - only temporarily wi...
by DRM
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Try Richard Pocock at http://www.pocock-tractorsupplies.co.uk/

Just bought a replacement fuel tank and 3 way valve from him and very pleased with what he sent.

David
by DRM
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Selectamatic 990
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Selectamatic 990

Hopefully replying in the correct thread.... I also managed to free mine off - but not before twisting the hand throttle shaft :oops: but it doesn’t seem to have suffered any permanent damage. Finally moved the nut with a sharp tap on the end of the spanner with a rawhide mallet. Need to investigate...
by DRM
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Selectamatic 990
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Selectamatic 990

Let me know how you get on. I've got the same problem with my 880 - the hand throttle does move but is very stiff. The nut is a 5/8 BSF nyloc according to the parts manuals and I did find a supplier on the internet so it at least can be repalced if it gets damaged in the process.

David
by DRM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880A Selectamatic information request
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: 880A Selectamatic information request

Thanks for the information philedge. I couldn't see the pictures in this post for some reason the other day, but last night they appeared and all became clear.

Just one last question - what is the outside diameter of the conduit you used/was originally used?

Thanks,

David
by DRM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880A Selectamatic information request
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: 880A Selectamatic information request

I have exactly the same problem - the conduits on my '67 880 are missing and I'm going to have to make new unless I can source from a breakers. Also, how are the wires routed inside the mudguards? I'd be extremely grateful if anyone could upload a few photos of the conduits (especially across the ba...
by DRM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 DB 880 Dashboard
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: 1967 DB 880 Dashboard

My tractor number is 544543. Looking at a previous post it looks like the fuel gauge was an option after 544392 so it may be the original dash. My next job is to remove the dash and investigate why the gauge doesn’t work. Assuming that the vacuum switch under the back end wasn’t fitted on the early ...
by DRM
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 DB 880 Dashboard
Replies: 7
Views: 413

1967 DB 880 Dashboard

I have just purchased an (October?) 1967 DB 880 as a restoration project and am seeking some advice. The dashboard has a fuel gauge, temp gauge, hourmeter (older type with road speeds in the top half) three warning lights, horn push button and light switch. The fuel gauge does not work, and when I r...