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by broadsword
Sun May 08, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 spitting at high revs
Replies: 16
Views: 5985

Blimey lads we are all jumping to conclusions on this one - its a Brown they all smoke :wink: When you say it ran out of diesel do you mean its `died` as though fuel starvation - either that or you`ve done ten tanks of derv in!!! - if its fuel starvation it could be anything but doubt pump problems....
by broadsword
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to find reg number on a Selectamatic 990
Replies: 9
Views: 4288

A Q plate stands for either `Date of Manufacture unknown` (unverified officially) or vehicle made up of parts (ie an old style kit cats that were popular) Only tricky bit is a few years ago they also used to put a Q plate onto a vehicle that was recovered after being stolen ( ie chassis plates tampe...
by broadsword
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to find reg number on a Selectamatic 990
Replies: 9
Views: 4288

Is there a chassis stamp on the front `tombstone` - the tombstone is the cast bit at the front that is bolted onto the chassis (its the bit the radiator is mounted on). Also is she a white or red 990????

Andy
by broadsword
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1390 Engine blow and brake jumping when pressed.
Replies: 20
Views: 8878

Just out of interest have just started the 1973 990 (5100 hours). Fires up fine (after heater plugs for 20 secs) and always sounds sweet as a nut. She has always breathed from the breather pipe - all tractors do - but yes there`s a air flow coming from the dipstick and you can see oil being blown up...
by broadsword
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 420 hour 1394
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Always a bit sceptical of this type of thing, as a member of the motor trade I`ve heard the phrase `worn clutch pedal` more time than I care but I suspect the tractor will be withdrawn before tomorrow. Heres the link on TFF http://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/420-hour-1394.114710/#post-23...
by broadsword
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown and jeep
Replies: 21
Views: 7556

Rob,
for some reason I cannot view your picture (not sure if anyone else is the same).

Is it blue?? - there was one in the magazine a few years ago but if I remember it had a 25d engine fitted in it???

I`ll see if I can drag out the mag and scan it.

Andy
by broadsword
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown tractors in farm sale in Chester, UK
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

That magpie 1394 looked a tidy old thing - mind you I suppose it would be better to find somewhere to put it first!!!
by broadsword
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fuel lift pump - glass bowl seal leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 6146

Assuming its the same as mine - glass bowl at the top with a brass guaze inside there are two options - the guaze is there to stop gunge/crap getting further to the pump. In the past I used to disconnect the fuel feed pipe and put a roll up ciggy filter tip in the pipe!!! - they are about the right ...
by broadsword
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB990 temp gauge
Replies: 32
Views: 8385

Apart from a bit of squabbling (sorry discussion!!!) this topic may help. http://www.dbtc.co.uk/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=15182&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=sender&start=15 I`d be inclined to test the thermostat or just remove it and run it without - if she then runs fine then t...
by broadsword
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: chocolate brown 1212
Replies: 12
Views: 3227

Hi John, how did you drain the tank???? I did this ages ago on my 990 with the old pipe and sython routine and would never do it again!! - I disturbed that much 40 year old crap from the sides and bottom of the tank it was amazing - may be a load of crud stirred up that's blocked the pipe - if you r...
by broadsword
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Any tips to remove seized bolts
Replies: 22
Views: 7060

Sorry for late response - put picture up as the frame can be sourced if you had to grind off the bolts from a breaker but guess what - that's bolted to the chassis. I was going to suggest Scoobys idea of a air hammer gun like the ones used at tyre fitters etc. Only point I was going to maeke is the ...
by broadsword
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Any tips to remove seized bolts
Replies: 22
Views: 7060

I take it the bolts are stuck into the roll over protection like in the pic below???
by broadsword
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How do i identify my David Brown tractor
Replies: 21
Views: 5697

When you say the diesel is blue did you peer in the tank or take some out??? Syphon a bit out of the tank into a glass jar - assuming you put red in it should be red - if its blue, green, black etc you`ve got algae growth in the diesel / diesel bloom - its quite common with modern diesel, particular...
by broadsword
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1494 Overheating
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Geoff,

I`d check the impellar - may be worn with cavitation etc - funnily enough, speaking to my garage recently and they are doing a mini (new) water pump today and have done 2 recently where the pump blades have just worn away.

Good Luck

Andy.
by broadsword
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown orchid white paint
Replies: 6
Views: 2882

To add to this,

I`ve found this of the internet - the white colour is the Case colour but the Power white is more the DB colour.