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by broadsword
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Battery Boxes.
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Cropmaster Battery Boxes.

Just wondered - were the wooden boxes on the Cropmaster Diesel finished with yacht varnish or just done with a wax finish orininally OR has anyone done then with a wax and what do they look like when done. Have had a couple of boxes made up already so just curious??? Thanks for any help. Andy. ps th...
by broadsword
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster colour on steering wheel ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Cropmaster colour on steering wheel ??

I`m not painting the tractor ollek, just the steering wheel and the push in centre cap on the wheel.. :wink:
by broadsword
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster colour on steering wheel ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Cropmaster colour on steering wheel ??

Hi All, A quick question and any help gratefully received. What colour were the centre caps on a Cropmaster steering wheel originally painted. Many of the restorations I`ve seen are Hunting Pink but I`ve seen some done in black??. I`m just about to have a steering wheel painted up - the tractor is o...
by broadsword
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: reg no on DB 995
Replies: 3
Views: 2477

Re: reg no on DB 995

Peter, PUY 916P is showing as not registered with DVLA swansea - is that the reg number on the tractor or on the V5 (log book). Chassis number 932976 is showing with DVLA but as a Manitou that was registered in 2104!!. The chassis numbers on David Browns were recorded at DVLA on the number only, ie ...
by broadsword
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Diesel Fuel Pump Coupling failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Thanks for the info db2d. Part ordered, the old gals being moved to Howard Crawshaws today to have the job sorted. I assume its a DB system - it was always chattering/noisy anyway, hope so, there is nothing left to compare it to. Will it be covered under warranty is what I want to know - you don't e...
by broadsword
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Diesel Fuel Pump Coupling failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Cropmaster Diesel Fuel Pump Coupling failure

The plastic/rubber fuel pump coupling has collapsed (ie nowt left!!) on my Cropmaster diesel. It is the earlier type ie not direct drive - in other words the same system as the Fordson Major / Nuffield. Is it a fuel pump off job to replace the coupling (fit a new one back) or can it be done with pum...
by broadsword
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: RARE DAVID BROWN 1412 6 CYLINDER Bentley Vaughan conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 9601

Sarcastic moi?? :wink: . Always had a high regard for the Perkins lumps, damn fine diesel engine, but then that's what (like Gardner) they made and specialised in. Only got the total number of the production off Wikipedia. Interesting though as the P4/P6 is what made Perkins reputation but between t...
by broadsword
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: RARE DAVID BROWN 1412 6 CYLINDER Bentley Vaughan conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 9601

Surprised they even considered putting that 6.354 Perkins engine in them - right load of rubbish, I mean Perkins only made just over a million of the things.
Would have been much better with one of those `bombproof` 6 pot Brown engines fitted..... :roll:
by broadsword
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 engine oil pump
Replies: 8
Views: 3022

Interesting topic - I`ve just replaced `er indoors` car with a Mini Cooper Diesel. Did some research and some of the early N47 diesel engines had issues on the oil fed chain tensioners with serious repair bills if one went bang/wore. Apparently anything early 2011 onwards is fine but BMW/MINI can te...
by broadsword
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Low Oil Pressure 20 psi
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

Ron, I`m not a mechanic (James,Tom Will and db2d are!!!) - is she starting from cold and showing 20psi???. My old Croppy D (on millers 20/50 classic) starts at cold at 55/60 psi, when warm is 26-35 psi working or at tickover about 16psi - ok (ish) for an old engine. If she`s at 20 psi at cold you`d ...
by broadsword
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How many tractors did Browns make............
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

How many tractors did Browns make............

Thought I would tap everyone`s brains. A question has been asked on the DB Facebook page of how many tractors did David Browns make in total. This question has been asked and discussed before on here but I`m beggared if I can find it - the silver jubilee was the 500,000th in 1977 and I thought it wa...
by broadsword
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: True hours
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Took some finding - knew I`d asked this before.

http://www.dbtc.co.uk/index.php?name=PN ... t=1412+rpm

Andy
by broadsword
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Diesel, new user questions
Replies: 26
Views: 6048

The serial number PD12500 will date the tractor to approximately Feb/March 1951. The engine number is stamped on the side of the block (on the side opposite the fuel pump) and should be probably number 2500 to 2700, the engine numbers were slightly out from the chassis numbers. The engine number sho...
by broadsword
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Case 1594
Replies: 7
Views: 3950

Hi, just to add on this Cody, the 6 cylinders (with Hydrashift) can be a bit of a bottomless pit on repairs IF they have not been serviced/looked after or abused - this one sounds like its been well care for so should be ok. On the oil pumps though, the pump is a known failure item, it is not down t...
by broadsword
Thu May 12, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 3800 oil pressure?
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Mike, 20 lbs sq inch sounds low on start up - normally on a cold engine you`d be looking at 35-50 psi start up dropping when warm - 20 psi is more like the pressure you`d expect when the engine is hot/warm on tickover. I`m not a mechanic so perhaps others may like to comment - whats the pressure whe...