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by Gard
Sat May 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm

Nice job on getting it out, thanks for sharing the photos. Drilling is always my last resort but sometimes its needed.
by Gard
Sat May 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB Front Axle Problem -spindle/axle
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: DB Front Axle Problem -spindle/axle

I used a suitable sized socket wrench to drift out the old bushes with a hammer, did not need to use a press or resort to cutting. I got new bushes from ASC bearings in the US. In general I have had good luck finding new and used parts by finding the DB/case part number then putting that into the we...
by Gard
Sat May 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA

After all the time I have spend on the fenders and battery box cutting, welding sanding and knocking dents out, I decided to try and get the correct color. From the DBTC website the correct color red is Hunting Pink (cherry), the British paint code is BS381C -BS538. It was apparently a lead based pa...
by Gard
Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Rear Lights

I think it is interesting to find out what the original tractors looked like and how they worked, but so far at least, all of my equipment has been modified to suite my purposes, preferences and budget. Cobbadog, Thanks for the additional info I am starting some painting on a 900. Will you you have ...
by Gard
Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Rear Lights

Nice job on the painting, thanks for sharing, looks like it is sprayed on?
by Gard
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: By-pass valve removal tip
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: By-pass valve removal tip

I think a quick light touch with 1000 grit wet or dry "sandpaper" is really more of a polishing step than sanding, it will remove small fractions of one thou (0.001") from steel. Removing even 0.0001" takes a lot of work with 1000 grit. With tight fitting parts like this I would be very concerned ab...
by Gard
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Dynamo and regulator wiring
Replies: 32
Views: 725

Re: Dynamo and regulator wiring

I suspect that how well a specific voltage inverter works may depend on how clean the signal is, it may work fine with a battery but not so good with a mechanically regulated generator. There is probably one out there that could be made to work fine. Sounds like a good project for an electrical engi...
by Gard
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Dynamo and regulator wiring
Replies: 32
Views: 725

Re: Dynamo and regulator wiring

Interesting discussions here, I found a comprehensive manual on the Lucas voltage regulator and generator. I was able to disassemble clean, adjust and got it all working (on a 900). I think the manual was on the web site found by searching on haynes. It has a lot of theory that may also apply to you...
by Gard
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Spun bearing on 990
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Spun bearing on 990

I do not have much experience rebuilding engines but would assume you will need a new connecting rod. I think you should be able to measure the crankshaft diameter to see if it is within spec (from service manual). Might be a good idea to pull the pistons out and try to get an idea of overall cost b...
by Gard
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Hydraulic take off on db 25
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Hydraulic take off on db 25

I flushed out the transmission in my late 900 (pre implematic) with diesel. I had found the gauze disconnected and filled with water and crud. I think I have had just about every hydrauliuc component apart and cleaned (3ph valves, ram cylinder and TCU valve and pump). I don't know if diesel was the ...
by Gard
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 seat and mudguard
Replies: 0
Views: 126

900 seat and mudguard

I have started working on seat and mudguard. I have more time than money at this point so am trying to repair and reuse as many parts as possible. I know the seat support system is not correct but am not too sure what it is supposed to look like. I am repairing the battery box and am using a photo f...
by Gard
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster steering
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Cropmaster steering

As you turn the wheel back and forth look closely for any vertical movement in the steering wheel. This would indicate a problem with the spherical ball bearing at the top of the steering column. You may or may not see any sideways wobble. If all is tight at the top it must be something at the botto...
by Gard
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster engine and tractor numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Cropmaster engine and tractor numbers

I think the 900 engine is same or similar to Cropmaster, it certainly has little in common with my 990 implematic. Can you tell me what the "back side plate" is? Is this the cover over the pushrods? There is a flat machined surface below the rear pushrod cover on my 900, I have cleaned this area but...
by Gard
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster engine and tractor numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Cropmaster engine and tractor numbers

Geoff, any chance you could provide a photo of the location? I am afraid I am not following your description. I assume it must be someplace you can see without disassembling the tractor? The only number I have ever found on my 900 tractor is 030 on the engine. Thanks
by Gard
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Manifold gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Manifold gaskets

Do you know what technology the gasket maker uses, big metal punches, Laser, water jet, high speed router....