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by ScottUSA
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

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: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Parts List For 885 Brake Job
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

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: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

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: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Steering Feedback on 885
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

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: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 996 starting problem
Replies: 33
Views: 7802

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: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Parts List For 885 Brake Job
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

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: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 7104

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...
by ScottUSA
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 7104

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

Looks like I am missing a part, the #8 washer in the drawing. Case no longer supplies it and after enlarging the drawing, it IS a dedicated washer. It contains counterbores to align the spring with the bypass valve. Looks like a bit of lathe work is in order. One other question if any of you might k...
by ScottUSA
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 7104

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

The diagram I referenced was a smaller image, the detail of #8 could not be seen. It appears to be of a dedicated shape to accommodate the spring on one side, the bypass base on the other? All I have is a flat washer. Wonder if I'm missing a part. Also, there is no rubber seal in either drawing. Thi...
by ScottUSA
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 7104

AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

First oil change on this tractor (for me). A star shaped washer fell out upon filter housing removal causing concern it had been floating around, loose inside the housing. Next was the bypass, a spring, a washer and a rubber seal. Went on Messick's, a state-side tractor parts supplier who have avail...
by ScottUSA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 dash decals
Replies: 0
Views: 4318

885 dash decals

I have located 990 replacement dash decals in the US but not 885. Any chance they are the same? The shift pattern and lift-to-stop decal look identical but there is no way to verify if they are the same size.
by ScottUSA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 quadrant question
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: 885 quadrant question

Ollek, found it, my error that is, in your linked article. Last week I had skimmed the adjustment chapter after finding and copying it from the clubs home page. Should have read it through before concluding it was right out of the DB/Case manual, so thanks again. Scott
by ScottUSA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 quadrant question
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: 885 quadrant question

Thanks Ollek, I have run into not being in the loop with the most current updates a couple times now, the Laycock clutch being one. I have copied the link so will review it and have another go. As you can tell, the DB/Case manual was sitting in the tractor seat while I was working. I had concluded y...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 quadrant question
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: 885 quadrant question

A guess is 3/4" (19mm), maybe a little more. Easy enough to measure exactly tonight. Especially if that number is excessive, give a shout back in the next two hours if it is. I was pretty particular about checking for movement of the spool valve while switching the selector.
by ScottUSA
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: AD3/55 fuel pump cold start assist
Replies: 14
Views: 4241

Re: AD3/55 fuel pump cold start assist

I've heard back from Peter Williams @ DBparts. Ran the tractor for a good five hours over the weekend, no smoke at all so I'm thinking the CS must be turned counter clockwise or in the run position. That only means it's okay to run the tractor until the CS is fixed. Given the poor quality of past re...