Search found 1824 matches

by John_Allen
Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1212 info
Replies: 20
Views: 13472

Two more possibilities: 1 - the red is primer (my 780 was very red when I bought it) 2 - the tractor has been resprayed power red at a later date. I saw a 1965 990 in power red a couple of years ago, so it is not unlikely! I must admit, I thought it was late '73 or very early '74 when the Power Red ...
by John_Allen
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1212 info
Replies: 20
Views: 13472

White in red decals and 1972 suggests the black is chocolate brown. it was later in the 70's when Case took over that the brown became orange.
by John_Allen
Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Sandblasting or Shotblasting
Replies: 8
Views: 7255

I would remove all tinwork and blast it - but make sure it is well away from the chassis. Also be prepared for it to rust quickly! I found a pressure washer's sand blaster was effective but slow - allow a day to do the bonnet and paint phosphoric acid-based rust remover on it straight away! Otherwis...
by John_Allen
Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1494 Dump lever
Replies: 5
Views: 3823

RE: 1494 Dump lever

The dump valve is really for lowering trailers more quickly - lowering an implement quickly can damage both implement and tractor. It bypasses the control valve, letting oil flow (more or less) straight to the gearbox. Not sure of 1494 (too new for me!) but, on older machines, it was a twist and pul...
by John_Allen
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steps to add a loader to an 885
Replies: 2
Views: 2608

RE: Steps to add a loader to an 885

Seem to think the 880 loader won't fit. The 885 used the same loader as the 780 (LF7?).
by John_Allen
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: No Charge at battery - 1970 DB1212
Replies: 9
Views: 7985

RE: 1970 1212?

If the alternator is an ACR, it will have an internal regulator (eg 17ACR). If the thin lead (from warning light) is broken, the regulator suffers and, if the alternator is old, it's probably cheaper in the long run to replace it this is why you should never run an engine with the alternator disconn...
by John_Allen
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: No Charge at battery - 1970 DB1212
Replies: 9
Views: 7985

RE: No Charge at battery - 1970 DB1212

A generic answer! The ammeter can go from the thick wire between alternator and battery terminal on the starter solenoid. The +ve terminal on the ammeter to the solenoid. The thin wire on the alternator should sonnect to the ignition light (and then to the ignition switch). This is the lead that usu...
by John_Allen
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: www.casedavidbrown.com **new site**
Replies: 7
Views: 5022

Eric must be about my age - my interest was from 990 implematics onwards! I would be more interested in a site for "white" tractors, rather than just '72 on. That wouldn't be far from the "brief", but I think it would be a more sensible starting point. I am a true DB fan, but prefer the white period...
by John_Allen
Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New Forum - Message to webmaster or administrator
Replies: 3
Views: 3465

RE: New Forum - Message to webmaster or administrator

Eric, I agree, strange numbers are a pest. I copied out the name and number into a txt (notepad) document and then just copy and paste - saves remembering and typing! Not sure I like the idea of cookies though - I regularly delete them from my machine. New site looks interesting, I see some of our s...