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by odin
Fri May 01, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: RE: Starter issues. HELP!
Replies: 22
Views: 9381

Your starter motor is knackered. There is a clutch in the starter between the motor and the pinion gear, infact the pinion gear is mounted on to the clutch. The clutch is worn. If you could to do a load test with the starter (in the old days electric shops had them ), your starter would fail. Regard...
by odin
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Parking brake Selectamatic
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

RE: Parking brake Selectamatic

Thanks. Was thinking about drilling it to fit a greaser but I will only be creating hard work for myself as none will ever grease it, even if they know that there is a grease point there. A case of "dribbled oil" to service.
by odin
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Parking brake Selectamatic
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Parking brake Selectamatic

I have just repaired the parking brake lever on a 1966 880 Selectamatic, ratchet & pawl seized, like they do ! This one has no grease nipple ? Was this the norm with early ones or a one off. To remove the pull lever on this one required the hydraulic press. Plenty of room for foreign matter to build...
by odin
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: injection timing - how to tell if it's out? 990 selectamatic
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

RE: injection timing - how to tell if it

Rocker cover off. Valves rocking on number 4, Valves free on cyl number 1. Goto fly wheel cover and peg the flywheel at spill. This is when the pump should start to inject.
by odin
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: injection timing - how to tell if it's out? 990 selectamatic
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

RE: injection timing - how to tell if it

Spill Timing is the only way to check commencement of injection.
by odin
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 780 Selectamatic - Hydraulics / lift arm query
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

RE: David Brown 780 Selectamatic - Hydraulics / lift arm que

Hens teeth is all that linkage, pins and draw bar. Not easy to find. The reason I was told is that it was all overloaded or abused when in use so what is left is what survived.
by odin
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1210 age
Replies: 11
Views: 4893

Just been chatting with an ex DB employee who started his apprenticeship at Meltham in 1972. He remembers the tractors as chocolate brown when he first started but within 12 month they were in Case colours. In fact colours should now be spelt colors , State side ! Thinking about the new paint job, c...
by odin
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1210 age
Replies: 11
Views: 4893

Have now got this tractor completely stripped down to the castings. It was originally painted in chocolate brown and at some later date in red. Was it originally built as a 'bottle opener' ? Do we know from the chassis number ?
by odin
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Difference in fender/mudguard selectamatic (shell vs square)
Replies: 12
Views: 5518

RE: Difference in fender/mudguard selectamatic (shell vs squ

Fenders or Mud-guards? I would say the term 'Fender' is an american term. In UK we call them 'mud guards' or 'mud wings'. As many were exported and DB ended up under american ownership, then the term 'Fender' will be the name used. We tend to give 2 names for the type of mud guard/fender. 'Shell typ...
by odin
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1210 age
Replies: 11
Views: 4893

No reg plate. It has white bonnet with black stripped decals and power red chassis. Looks similar to my 1975 models. Depending on how the job goes, still assessing it, may apply for a V5.
by odin
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1210 age
Replies: 11
Views: 4893

1210 age

Can any of you chaps date this tractor please ;-

1210/1/722539

Regards
by odin
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB 1200 4wd kramer axle
Replies: 63
Views: 24215

RE: DB 1200 4wd kramer axle

You have a rare and very valuble tractor. I have a later 1975 1210 with a Krammer front axle. There are a few of these about. Spares for the front axle can be a problem but a mate of mine found parts for his. I just keep mine well greased and serviced.
by odin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

RE: 885 clutch

Steering box, dash board and tank. Take cover plate off the underneath a to clean it as it allows heat from clutch to dissipate.
by odin
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Towing Hydrashift
Replies: 6
Views: 3056

Towing Hydrashift

Discussing towing a 1212 Hydrashift today about 5 miles. Owner suggested towing would damage the transmission because no oil is being pumped around? Whilst I agree with this statement when the transmission has an oil pump driven from the engine input side, but I am not so sure if this is correct on ...
by odin
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: installing a thermostart
Replies: 16
Views: 8662

RE: installing a thermostart

Ideally you need a bottle to hold a reserve of fuel otherwise your heater element will burn out prematurely,, speaking from experience... I could not get hold of a new reservoir so I used an inline petrol filter, similar size. Bored a hole through it to stop it air locking and it now works fine.