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by prblake
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster CAV headlamps
Replies: 9
Views: 5038

CAV lights

Your right Powerrabbit. I just had a look at my spare parts manual (should have done that first) and the CAV option is listed with or without pilot light.

I have the single bulb diagram but if you have one with the "pilot" light that would be very useful.

Paul
by prblake
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster CAV headlamps
Replies: 9
Views: 5038

Cropmaster CAV headlamps

The early Cropmaster's were fitted with 1 CAV headlamp and a plough lamp. A friend here in Queensland has a very original Croppy and the headlamp has a main bulb and a smaller parking bulb. But the operators instuction book does not refer to a parking lamp position and the wiring diagram only shows ...
by prblake
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown plough in Oz
Replies: 8
Views: 4303

Plough codes

Thanks Powerrabbit for your info. Sorry to prolong this discussion but I just wonder about the code analysis. I always assumed (based on the brochure I have) that PC stood for "Power Controlled". Here is the page from my brochure that had me thinking. The way I read it the number 1 denotes GP, 2 den...
by prblake
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown plough in Oz
Replies: 8
Views: 4303

DB plough in OZ

Thanks Powerrabbit- I knew I could count on you. So it should have cast plough shares? When I read the brochure I have for the A series I thought the S on the end of the serial may stand for Steel shares? In the brochure it also says the A series have a "tailpress" Can you tell me what that is? Is i...
by prblake
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown plough in Oz
Replies: 8
Views: 4303

David brown plough in Oz

Well DB mates I am excited. I have been looking for a nice plough to go behind our Cropmaster for some time and actually purchased two which were less than perfect but I thought I could build one good one. Then this week on ebay a very nice two furrow turned up and I weathered the storm of bids to w...
by prblake
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB Tiller a long way from home
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

DB people in North Queensland

Dave Richmond in October! Now that will be warm! I live in the south east corner of Queensland and about 1600km from Richmond which is in the Central North part of the state. A great part of the state though Dave with lots of history and natural features. October is the start of the wet season so it...
by prblake
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: Cropmaster calormeter
Replies: 2
Views: 3012

Cropmaster calormeter

I tested it in a saucepan and it gets into the green when it started to boil so it is not quite reading correctly but close enough.
by prblake
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: Cropmaster calormeter
Replies: 2
Views: 3012

Cropmaster calormeter

Picked up a nice calormeter on ebay in the UK and after the stress of having it lost in the mail for a few weeks it finally arrived and I have now finished restoring it. I think these calormeters are a wonderful ikon of a great idea from a simpler time. I mean where else would you have your temperat...
by prblake
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB Tiller a long way from home
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

DB Tiller a long way from home

I was looking at this nice DB Tiller for sale here in Australia and bemoaning the fact it is in Tasmania and more than 2300km from me here in Queensland and then I thought about the fact that it is OVER 17000km from where it was made at Farley, UK.

DB sure did get around!!!

Blakey
by prblake
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: cropmaster magneto
Replies: 2
Views: 3473

Cropmaster magneto

I have an Instruction book dated Jan 48 and one dated June 52. Both indicate that Cropmasters could come with either magneto or coil ignition. Obviously the magneto was fitted to tractors with no electrics but our Croppy has electrics and the Magneto so obviously you could have either.

Blakey
by prblake
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: David Brown 25
Replies: 5
Views: 4454

Cropmaster Painting

Thanks for the run down Dewi. I have been following your advice in the preperation of my Cropmaster for painting. I have stripped it down as far as I can (with the wheels still on) and had as much as possible sandblasted. Should start painting next week.
by prblake
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Water pump help please
Replies: 14
Views: 6267

James You could try Max Curtis at http://curtisautomotive.com.au/
Max has helped me with parts in the past.

Next time I am down at the farm I will try to get a photo of the waterpump for you.
Paul
by prblake
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: David Brown 25
Replies: 5
Views: 4454

David Brown 25

What a very nice looking tractor. I hope my Cropmaster looks like that very soon. I like it because it looks factory fresh but not over restored.

Congratulations

Can you explain the painting process you went through please as I am not far of painting mine and would appreciate your advice..

Paul
by prblake
Tue May 17, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster VAK1C toolbox
Replies: 0
Views: 1463

Cropmaster VAK1C toolbox

Cropmaster toolboxes were originally supplied with a padlock which was part no 019824. You can see it in some of the factory fresh photos. Can anyone provide any information about the padlock such as manufacturer and size? If anyone has one could they please post a photo?

Thanks

Paul Blake
by prblake
Wed May 04, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: The David Brown Tractor Club of Austraila.
Topic: DB Club in Australia
Replies: 98
Views: 82736

DB Club Australia

Tom
I sent an email to the email address you listed but I have not recieved a response. Could you please confirm that the address is correct.

Thanks

Paul Blake