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campbelltonberry wrote:Constant Velocity rubber replacement boots will fit for gearshift boots. The ones I used were new for an Austin Mini....may not be available now! Also have replaced Dynamos with new Delco alternators. The brackets needed remaking and the original voltage regulator scrapped, of course. The tractor seats have been replaced with assemblies from "Princess Auto" -common store in Canada. Does anyone know of a tidy way to replace that stack of hydraulic valves? I have 3 remotes on my tractors- two 880s and a DB1212 and DB1200. Ergonomics is not David Browns strong point...design philosophy seemed to be let the operator adapt his body to the machine. Pretty common attitude at the time and Db was probably more advanced than most with 3pt hitch and TCU.
Agree with you here on ergonomics, but also agree it was advanced for its design date, better still on the gearshift gaiter / CV joint boots, i applied "universal" boots, bought cheaply from NZ motor factors, which are stepped in design, to be cut down if required, worked well on my 1212
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Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:05 pm
Well Bernie, seems like they have taken notice of people complaining about them and have now got these lamps right. As for the legal requirement, A O K. That may inspire me to submit an FAQ topic, 'tractor lighting reqirements under the Law', not so much as what tractors should have in the way of lighting but more of requirements on age of tractor which are a lot different than on cars.
That's right. It has been taken cared of.
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- Location: East Yorks
Just started doing a bit to my 885 looked on net for some rear axle oil seals. On net these where priced from £6 to £10 each ish. Called at local bearing stockist George Lodge Hull four for £12.00. Also priced on net hydraulic filter at Mayhill £13 with gasket. Called at local Farmstar got one no gasket never asked price. Ended up paying £34+vat. Win some lose some
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- Location: South Australia
I've found a replacement side mount fuel sender for my 885. I don't know if any other models used this type. The Smiths number on my old unit is TBS1514/006. The one I've used is TBS1514/003 and is listed for Triumph Herald cars. I haven't yet found anyone who can tell me the significance of the numbers, but the only difference I can see is the float arm is a bit shorter and a slightly different shape. I've bent and extended it by soldering the old arm on. The gauge reads a little under full with the float right up, but the low end of the scale seems pretty accurate. I bought it on ebay UK from lotsofclassicbits.
PS: I will amend that by saying it reads uniformly low by about 1/8. What I meant by accurate was when it says E its a good time to refuel so I'm satisfied.
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- Location: Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Post by DB770.DB880 » %b %10, %2011 - %0
"Did you buy your DB from Shaw farm supply? you can buy the screw in type bulb from Canadian Tire, the ones used in the Selectamatic will not fit the Implematic,
Sparex Canada (CEFS) carry the temperature gauge it's part #S.57858 and it comes c/w sender list price app $50.00 + Tax & Shipping.
Hope this helps you"
I ordered a temperature gauge and sending unit from Elmer Landman. Did that a year or so ago, just tried to install it today. The old gauge had a electrical wire connection from the sending unit. The one he supplied, (Sparex part #S4341) has a coiled wire sheath on the connecting cable and I expect is the capillary type you speak of. The sending unit has a larger thread than the original and will not fit. The old unit has a measurement across the centre of the tapered thread of about .625" while the new one is around .850. The part number of the original DB gauge and sender was shown on page 53 of the parts catalogue I have as U438 (908031). Is there a Sparex part to replace this? I am pretty sure the problem is in the gauge, as the needle flops freely back and forth when I roll it in my hand.
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I have the rear/side mount fuel sending units for the 880A and some other Selectamatics . Replaces factory part#K916635
(Gaskets also available) Can also make them to work with aftermarket gauges.
PM me for more info.
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