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by SteveCollett
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 990 engine block
Replies: 20
Views: 1751

Re: 1967 990 engine block

if it is just an external crack it can be brazed, which is softer and has more give. Welding risks making a crack nearby
by SteveCollett
Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

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

don't heat the bolt, heat the arm and keep the bolt as cool as you can by dribbling cold water on it. once the arm is red hot the bolt should move
by SteveCollett
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Case IH
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: 1594 Case IH

Your friend's tractor went down the line on 29/01/1985. The tally card number was 11457, the engine number was 11467063, and the gearbox number was 2242. Lunch in the canteen on that day was a choice of chicken soup or a toasted corned beef sandwich, and the cook was wearing a pink skirt and a white...
by SteveCollett
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 770 (livedrive) cylinder head
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: David Brown 770 (livedrive) cylinder head

surely it is a very different engine, I don't think the head will fit at all, but otherwise may know far more
by SteveCollett
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1701

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

Ollek
I 100% agree with you on this. There was a mismatch on these couplers and that is what I was trying to say
by SteveCollett
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1701

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

The Exactor and Dowty couplings were originally made by different companies and were of course patented. These patents have long since run out and I sam not even sure if either company still exists. They did have different ( theoretical) capacities. they actually came in a range of sizes. The old MF...
by SteveCollett
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1701

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

Ollek I am sorry , but you are just wrong! any user of the earlier John Deere tractors and some Fords which were American built found issues with this problem. Also any American built trailed. equipment had to have the couplers changed before use in the UK. Having worked with both I know we had cont...
by SteveCollett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Sparks
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Sparks

sparks coming from exhausts is not at all uncommon, and many times have set a following load of straw on fire in very dry times
by SteveCollett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1701

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

My mistake, I left out a sentence, it was of course the quick fit push in connectors where issues arose with non standardisation, between America and Europe
by SteveCollett
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1701

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

The exactor coupling has the advantage ,that it is far easier to keep clean. Also it is incorrect that they are universal, American and European couplings never used to be fully compatible ands led to a lot of issues letting trailers down
by SteveCollett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: Coolant

Ollek lets talk facts Glycol is 15% less efficient at absorbing heat. I am not sure about mineral content of water in Finland but all UK tap water is 100% safe for drinking. It is the mineral content of water which causes scaling and oxidation of cooling systems. All manufacturers of ready made cool...
by SteveCollett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: Coolant

I would strongly disagree with this advice, unless you live in very cold climate, 25% is sufficient unless your tractor is parked outside. This will take freezing point down to minus 7 c. 33% will reduce this to minus 20c Anti freeze actually reduces the efficiency of the water for cooling. Obviousl...
by SteveCollett
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: 990 gearbox

the trick is to just nick it in place before the cogs have stopped spinning. If the tractor is rolling doing the old double declutch will work a treat , the secret there is matching the engine and ground speed. something every one over a certain age learnt to do. now the youngsters haven't a clue wh...
by SteveCollett
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Manifold gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: Manifold gaskets

I assume you know how to do it with a ball pein hammer
by SteveCollett
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Manifold gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: Manifold gaskets

gaskets are easy enough to make and material freely available on eBay