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by prblake
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: HELP!!!!!! 1952 Super Cropmaster
Replies: 24
Views: 14101

Cropmaster oil

John
I use Penrite HPR 50 which has a range of 40-70. Auto parts shops usually stock it and i get it from my local bearing shop. I did not mention the brand in my previous post because it is made in Australia and I dont think sold in th UK. I only use it in the Croppy engine not the gearbox.

Paul
by prblake
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: HELP!!!!!! 1952 Super Cropmaster
Replies: 24
Views: 14101

As well as my interest in old Cropmasters I work in a restoration business that specialises in 6 cyl Austin Healeys. They have a similiar scroll system and cork seals to seal the main bearing cap. A common cause of this type of leak is worn main bearings. If there is clearance there then it literall...
by prblake
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: G'day from Queensland, Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 13445

Thanks Tom for the kind words. It is a six speeder -I must have had it in low range with the lever back when I took the photos.

Paul
by prblake
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: G'day from Queensland, Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 13445

Gday Jason That is a very nice early Cropmaster you have there with the early round front on the frame. I live in Brisbane and restored a Cropmaster I found at Mt Tamborine. It was in much worse condition than yours when I started but they are very simple tractors to work on and a great deal of fun....
by prblake
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Magneto
Replies: 5
Views: 2891

Cropmaster magneto

Jim Powerrabbit is right there is a condensor in them to stop the points from arcing and they have a coil on the side which is part of the magneto. They are pretty robust I think. My Cropmaster had been sitting outside for 15 years and the Magneto was dead. I removed it, stripped it down carefully (...
by prblake
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Super Cropmaster Knee Guard/cowl
Replies: 11
Views: 6086

Scuttles in Australia an option?

Thanks Powerrabbit. Do you mind if I ask the source of this information? This is a pretty important point for Australian Cropmaster restorers as a lot of people search long and hard to purchase scuttles at great expense to restore their tractors and I am aware of two sad tractors left unrestored bec...
by prblake
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Super Cropmaster Knee Guard/cowl
Replies: 11
Views: 6086

No Scuttles in Southern hemisphere??

Powerrabbit, I am interested in your statement that Cropmaster tractors exported to the Southern hemishere were not fitted with scuttles. Did you mean to include Australia in this statement? Every Cropmaster I have seen here in Australia either has a scuttle or you can see where it has been. I also ...
by prblake
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Pawl in hand brake
Replies: 5
Views: 4154

RE: Pawl in handbrake

Ours was the same -just rusted up. Cleaned out and greased it works fine.
by prblake
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Oil pressure indicator VAK1 and VAK1A
Replies: 8
Views: 4398

Oil Pressure Indicator

I hate to put a dampener on it but I asked Peter about 12 months ago and he did not have them. Just checked his web site again and no joy. I hope he has got them now. I have my old one pulled apart on the bench. It is badly worn and leaks oil. Mine had a compressed hemp seal in it which I could not ...
by prblake
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Oil pressure indicator VAK1 and VAK1A
Replies: 8
Views: 4398

Oil Pressure Indicator

I think hokkeruphede is talking about the early button type indicator Powerrabbit. I searched high and low for one of these when I restored my VAK1c without any luck. Can you point us to the specific supplier please.

Paul
by prblake
Sun May 06, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Gearbox oil for David Brown 30c Cropmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 5539

The handbook for my early Cropmaster recommends SAE140EP and the handbbook fot the Super Cropmaster recommends SAE50 gear oil (as noted by db2d)and yet as far as I know they are the same gearbox. After seeing what was available here in Queensland I used 90 grade gear oil and the gearbox and diff is ...
by prblake
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 FUEL GUAGE
Replies: 6
Views: 4124

David

If you take the wire of the sender unit and ground it the gauge should go to full (and stay there). If it does then you will know the fault is in the sender.

Paul
by prblake
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: Toowoomba Vintage Rally, Queensland
Replies: 9
Views: 8186

Yes I read the brass plate on it and it is for the external hydraulics but I am sure John will explain more in due course.

Paul
by prblake
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown loader stand
Replies: 3
Views: 3797

Here are some photos I collected when I planned to build one. I have not got around to it yet as we use the loader all the time.

I hope this helps.

Paul
by prblake
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: Toowoomba Vintage Rally, Queensland
Replies: 9
Views: 8186

Toowoomba Machinery Rally

Here are some photos from this weekends rally. Only 3 DB's there but pretty interesting ones.