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by ScottUSA
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Which end of an 885's drawbar goes where?
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Which end of an 885's drawbar goes where?

Both ends of my drawbar have 1" holes. One end has two 1" holes about 9" apart. The other has a single 1" hole with two ~9/16" holes about 4" away and 2-3" apart. The 9/16" holes have a peculiar chamfer with what I guess to be a locating or anti-rotating hole located in the chamfer itself. Which end...
by ScottUSA
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 4600

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

How much more in diameter do you need? For what it's worth, mine fits the filter, but just. There was a sweet spot near the block end of my filter in which the spider was a decent enough fit to align the filter to the block. As a last resort, the spider is a pretty simple piece. One to fit the filte...
by ScottUSA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 4600

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

How? I've no idea other than to guess it is from less than careful disassembly; If the "spider has a good grip on the bolt, the pulling of the filter over the "spider" could bend the legs. Took some fiddling (as in flattening the legs and snugging the center hole grip on the bolt) to get mine to whe...
by ScottUSA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Parts List For 885 Brake Job
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Parts List For 885 Brake Job

Lofty, does the tractor need to be raised to perform the shake test?
by ScottUSA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 4600

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

The four legged thing on the center bolt in your picture is what I have been calling a "spider", yours appears to be cupped as was mine. It needs to be flat so the fingers reach and center the filter. If yours is indeed cupped it may be the reason for the seal damage as the filter was likely misalig...
by ScottUSA
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Steering Feedback on 885

I had a D4D Cat dozer I paid $4500 for. Bought it with the undercarriage worn out but it lasted long enough to do a couple of dirt projects that would have cost 1 1/2 times what it cost, so it paid for itself. I traded the dozer straight across for the DB tractor knowing it needed the PTO clutch "fi...
by ScottUSA
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Steering Feedback on 885

No external leaks, dry as a bone. Oil was checked prior to first posting, the level is no more than a half inch (13mm) below the lid. Also before posting, using the front end loader the front axel was raised off the ground and (following the factory manual about not dead-heading against the limit st...
by ScottUSA
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Parts List For 885 Brake Job
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Parts List For 885 Brake Job

I may follow your lead and take the reductions apart as most every component I've opened up on this tractor so far has been in need of repair.
by ScottUSA
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Steering Feedback on 885

Would the number of turns lock to lock indicate if fluid is bypassing? The tractor is a 1976 model with the belt driven pump. While the tractor was apart for a clutch the power steering system was removed and drained then flushed manually with clean fluid, reinstalled with new non-pressure lines, ne...
by ScottUSA
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Parts List For 885 Brake Job
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Parts List For 885 Brake Job

Is there anything else that should be inspected or adjusted while the reductions are off?
by ScottUSA
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Steering Feedback on 885

Really? I figured it was a David Brown power steering thing. Since this is my first tractor with power steering I had nothing to compare to. If you could enlighten my I'd appreciate it. I will look in the shop manual tonight.
by ScottUSA
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Steering Feedback on 885

Quick question as I have no DB's near me to compare to. The power steering, and I am assuming this is normal, gives very little to no feedback to the steering wheel. It requires many turns of the steering wheel to turn which took getting used to at the end of a row. On my 2N Ford all that was needed...
by ScottUSA
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 996 starting problem
Replies: 33
Views: 5047

Re: 996 starting problem

When I first took ownership of my 885 it would not start in cold weather. It cranked at an uneven speed and if it could be coaxed into starting with ether it would miss on one cylinder for many seconds. Once warm it ran fine. Got to thinking about it and checked the valve lash... At 70f degrees ther...
by ScottUSA
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Parts List For 885 Brake Job
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Parts List For 885 Brake Job

Once winter has set in the 885 will be getting new rear brakes. In attempt to plan ahead, I am looking for suggestions of what parts will likely be needed besides brake shoes. Things like gaskets, bearings or seals as they relate to the reduction boxes. Would also like comments as what should be ins...
by ScottUSA
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 4600

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

This must be the most boring topic to be posted. In any event, a conclusion has arrived. Messick's and danone50's exploded views are the same. Last night I looked in a copy of a David Brown/Case shop manual and found in the engine chapters, exploded and cross section views of the oil filter that dif...