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by John_Allen
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Difference in fender/mudguard selectamatic (shell vs square)
Replies: 12
Views: 5371

I don't know why so much extra information has been posted for a simple question about different types of wing on non-UK tractors! Erkki's answer seems right to me - having seen a DB750 with flat top mudguards and the "seat frame" on the wing. It took me a minute or two to work out what it was as it...
by John_Allen
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: sound proffing
Replies: 14
Views: 6994

RE: sound proffing

While some members may have owned and/or worked on International Harvester Tractors, may I respectfully suggest that you look for a specific IH forum to ask technical questions - not a David Brown one! That way you may find a larger number of trained IH fitters who can give advice based of years' of...
by John_Allen
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 770/780
Replies: 27
Views: 9970

RE: 770/780

As you have the two important numbers (engine and chassis), you should have a relatively easy job to register, or re-register, the machine. If you could find a tax disc or number plate, it would be possible to get the original number. With the engine and chassis number, you'll be able to get an age-...
by John_Allen
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1290 King Pins
Replies: 34
Views: 13486

RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: 1290 King Pins

I don't remember the main agents keeping a stock of new tractors in our area - it tied up too much capital and there wasn't sufficient flow from the factory to meet demand! Things had improved from the early 70's though - when we had to take whatever DB could supply and then see if the customer woul...
by John_Allen
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 770/780
Replies: 27
Views: 9970

RE: 770/780

I would check the engine number - a 780 engine number starts with something like 355 (I forget the exact numbers and am not near my handbook at the moment!). If memory serves, the 770 had a two-lever 12 speed gearbox, the 780 has a three lever one (or a two lever six-speed with a plate over the hole...
by John_Allen
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster rear lights
Replies: 18
Views: 8039

RE: Re: RE: Cropmaster rear lights

Gentlemen (and others), please refrain from making offensive comments to and about other members of the forum. None of us are perfect and it is very easy to be critical of others. While constructive criticism is helpful and welcome, cynical and negative comments are not and give a bad impression to...
by John_Allen
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: lp cab
Replies: 5
Views: 3220

RE: lp cab

As far as I am aware, all IH cabs on the worldwide range were built in-house and specific to IH. Coincidentally, there is an article on the IH 674 in this month's Tractor and Machinery that mentions earlier cab design. It is followed by an advert for Intertrac, who make replacement panels. Search fo...
by John_Allen
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: sound proffing
Replies: 14
Views: 6994

RE: sound proffing

There is a firm that advertises in Classic Tractor who sell kits for Case-IH machines (though not the DB-based stuff). The parts are cut to size, which will save you a lot of time and effort (and waste material). OK, they may not be cheap (and I can't find them on the Internet), but this would keep ...
by John_Allen
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Part number for the hydraulic sensor in 880
Replies: 17
Views: 6772

RE: Part number for the hydraulic sensor in 880

The light should come on when you switch the ignition on and go off when the engine is running, though it may flicker a little at low revs until it is warmed up. It's a clever trick with a diode and designed so that the circuit is "tested" when the ignition is on - and doesn't stay on when the engin...
by John_Allen
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: newbie - with a overheating 1290
Replies: 25
Views: 9905

I don't know how hot it is in Brittany at the moment, but I suspect it is relatively cold (compared to summer!). Perhaps it is this that is keeping the radiator cold at the bottom and a faulty thermostat! I say this with the experience of my own and other tractors that I have used in winter. I don't...
by John_Allen
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: replacement wiring loom for 880 selectamatic.
Replies: 25
Views: 11430

The multiway connector on older machines was there to make it easier to split the engine from the gearbox and any connector can be used so long as it can carry the current - in that it needn't be a genuine DB one (assuming you could find good ones) but something from an auto electrical place will do...
by John_Allen
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: heating in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 5601

RE: heating in the cabin

My 995 has a late engine which had the fittings for a heater. There was a metal tee-piece in the (cut) bottom hose, I would guess that this was a DB fitting - though the engine was yellow, so perhaps the highway versions were slightly different. I am in "winter shutdown" with a Land Rover at the mom...
by John_Allen
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: plough lamp switches
Replies: 12
Views: 4895

RE: plough lamp switches

Rapid Electronics sell "Apem" switches that look very similar to the ones on modern lamps, the rubber cover is a separate part. However, I'm not sure that they don't have a minimum order value. AES also sell the switches and covers (if not Apem-made, they are very similar): http://www.autoelectricsu...
by John_Allen
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 hydraulics stopped working
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

RE: 885 hydraulics stopped working

The first thing I'd check is the filter - it may be blocked! Changing or repairing the pump is easy - though fiddly as the cross-shaft has to come off (and that may mean the control valve has to come out) so you can get the PTO housing off.
by John_Allen
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 780 bonnet parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

RE: David brown 780 bonnet parts

I suspect panels are made in batches as there seems to be either famine or feast with them!

David Brown Parts has the proper nose cone and chin piece. but not the side panels.

http://www.davidbrownparts.com/page114.html