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by John_Allen
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 - safety starter switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3926

RE: 990 - safety starter switch

I would agree with PR on this one - the earlier (pre syncro gearboxes) only had one fuse: for the lighting! Later ones had at least two, though my 995 has more than that but I daren't find out if they were original or not - I'd end up having to rewire it!
by John_Allen
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: brake light DB 1690
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

RE: brake light DB 1690

by John_Allen
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: more 1194 hydraulic probs
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

RE: more 1194 hydraulic probs

It should have gone down (slowly) when you moved the main lift/lower lever down. The first thing to check is that the tipper pipe unions are matched (ie both the same type) and clean. You could try a direct connection between the pipe and trailer to see if that cures the problem. I can't remember of...
by John_Allen
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Engine blow by
Replies: 3
Views: 2436

RE: Engine blow by

Note: I merged bluegold's second post after three suggestions were posted!
by John_Allen
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Super Cropmaster not starting
Replies: 15
Views: 6858

RE: Super Cropmaster not starting

It may seem a daft question, but did you check no1 cylinder was on firing stroke (and not exhaust stroke) when setting the distributor?
by John_Allen
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New owner needs help.
Replies: 21
Views: 8458

Any reproduction exhaust I've seen has a larger diameter "outlet" pipe, which will also affect the noise that comes off it. I have such a silencer on my 780 and have thought of trying a reducing sleeve to see if it makes a difference. I suspect many of these sort of things are made from a stock temp...
by John_Allen
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB 990 Selectamatic hydraulic problem - help please
Replies: 16
Views: 14521

RE: DB 990 Selectamatic hydraulic problem - help please

As a slight aside, the tractor will have been made after 1965 - they were introduced late in the year, but I think they only came to the "mass market" in early 1966. I've seen the publicity photos of "C" reg (1965) tractors, but never seen a working white DB with that suffix. Later models had the "3...
by John_Allen
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic diesel pump
Replies: 32
Views: 15404

RE: 950 implematic diesel pump

Bedwards's link worked for me - though it is a PDF file, which can take some time before showing anything on the page! I've downloaded a copy (which I will probably forget about as it is on the notebook and not the proper PC) - Thanks Bedwards!
by John_Allen
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: New owner needs help.
Replies: 21
Views: 8458

RE: New owner needs help.

All 770s were Selectamatic (even the red ones!); they were the first to be fitted with the system, being introduced about a year before the white/brown tractors were introduced (in the UK!). eBay parts are of variable quality - some are good and some are dire. You have to know exactly what you are l...
by John_Allen
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB 885 Weight?
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

The 990 Selectamatic is indeed in the pages shown above: http://www.dbtc.co.uk/index.php?module=Content&func=view&pid=220 The specs say 6-speed or 12 speed gearbox, should it should be the version you want. However, it mentions a vinyl safety cab, so may be one of the last of the pre-syncromesh gear...
by John_Allen
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB 885 Weight?
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

RE: DB 885 Weight?

Have a look in the "DB Tractor Range" section of the site - both models' specifications are there (though the 990 maybe the later version, the weight will be similar). Assuming your 885 is pre-Q cab, the weights shown will be close!
by John_Allen
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: Trusty rusty
Replies: 2
Views: 3686

It may look like an old scrap machine, but it's good do see something that has - and is - working for a living and not one of those "posy show machines" (as someone at DB was supposed to have said about the factory's early show tractors!)
by John_Allen
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Handbrake pawl
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

RE: Handbrake pawl

Go to the "WebLinks" page (from the Main menu on the RH side) and there is a section for "Suppliers of new parts - UK" (or something similar). Barcley Williams and David Brown parts are both good sources of DB parts. Of coure, you coud try your local Case-IH agent, who should also be able to get the...
by John_Allen
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Black roof for weatherframe
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

RE: Black roof for weatherframe

I got mine from Neville Porter, I think he took over the sides and roof moulds etc from Bernard(?) Bell, but I can't be sure (it was the latter that brought my roof from Neville in his camper van!).

Hope that helps
by John_Allen
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: david brown 1690 council for purchase
Replies: 18
Views: 8446

RE: david brown 1690 council for purchase

Yes, it looks good. Do you mean that there might be something wrong with the engine? How many hours has it done? If it has done many, it may need some need pistons and rings - or even some work on the crankshaft!