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by Gard
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: hand crank start 900?
Replies: 10
Views: 935

hand crank start 900?

My DB 900 (later livedrive version) has a sort of cam-hook on the front of the crankshaft and an access hole under the radiator and bottom of front cowl. I made a long wrench with a cross pin at the end for turning over the engine when adjusting the valves. I also made a compression release lever to...
by Gard
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 780 hub seal / wheel bearing
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: 780 hub seal / wheel bearing

I like the idea of the long bar in the wheel studs, I did not think of that. I made a block of hard wood that jamed between the gear and housing, then used a cheater bar and hammer on the spanner wrench. seemed to work well. I also used high strength thread locker on the splines and threads when I r...
by Gard
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel Line
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Re: 885 Fuel Line

I do like working in the woods when it is around 10 to 20 F, when it gets down much below 0 F (which is -18C) I can usually find something to do inside. When I brought my injectors in for service the shop owner recommended Stanadyne diesel additive especially for older engines, he said some of the o...
by Gard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA

Cobbadog, If I used one bike shock absorber it would need to be offset to one side to avoid the 3 point hitch top link. I don't think my pivot system is sturdy enough for that. I have measured the single spring and dual shock so I am getting an idea of how strong of a spring or shock I need. I notic...
by Gard
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA

db2d, thanks for the info on the wheel color, this tractor seems to have a lot of parts from other earlier and later model tractors, so not too surprised if it has 950 wheels. Good news is most everything is in working condition at this point, engine rebuild and clutch are probably next on the list....
by Gard
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA

So we have finally gotten some warm weather, I spray painted the fenders and battery box with the PPG acrylic enamel with hardner. Waited for a overcast day and took some photos with the camera instead of cell phone. I am very pleased with the results, I like the PPG better than the Rustoleum but th...
by Gard
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 35
Views: 3179

Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Nice progress, Sound like that wet sandblasting worked great, that is a lot of work to get done in 4 hours, I think I spent close to that on 1 fender with disc sanders and grinder. I am going to have to look up some more info on that, do you have a favorite reference source?
by Gard
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 stuck in high range
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: 990 stuck in high range

My transmission oil was just a little low, I found that filling the transmission to the top of the mark made it shift a lot easier . I guess I should not of been surprised.
by Gard
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic

I think that with a part this simple it would be less expensive to make a new one from bar stock than trying to weld up and remachine this one.
by Gard
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 35
Views: 3179

Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Nice job on stripping everything down, seems like you are doing it up right, I will be interested to see how the wet sandblasting works. Is this an attachment to a pressure washer?
by Gard
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1210 loader on a 990?
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: 1210 loader on a 990?

I don't know about the 1210 but it may be possible to weld the old one.
by Gard
Tue May 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 990 engine block
Replies: 20
Views: 1751

Re: 1967 990 engine block

Thanks for the additional information, bedwards and cobbadog
by Gard
Wed May 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 990 engine block
Replies: 20
Views: 1751

Re: 1967 990 engine block

I would guess if you put the sealant into the radiator it will not circulate thru the engine until the engine has been worked hard and the thermostat has opened. In cooler weather this may take awhile. Perhaps putting the sealant into the engine directly, like at the block heater hose would be an op...
by Gard
Tue May 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 990 engine block
Replies: 20
Views: 1751

Re: 1967 990 engine block

When I bought my non running 1965 DB990 with AD4/47 engine about 30 years ago it had a crack in block that had been welded but was leaking some coolant. The gasket had been removed from radiator cap to prevent pressure. I drilled and tapped a series of holes around the area and bolted a plate in pla...
by Gard
Sat May 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm

Nice job on getting it out, thanks for sharing the photos. Drilling is always my last resort but sometimes its needed.