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Post by belldesign » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:42 pm

Ok, so the 885 is officially finished and had her maiden voyage yesterday to a local rally in the village of Caledon, Co Tyrone. (Just completed 10 minutes before setting off time after a very late night and a very early morning!!)An enjoyable 40 minute drive each way with no problems. Top speed 2200rpm. (Does this sound about right?)
A massive thankyou to all on the forum who have provided much needed help, parts and advice along the wayy, and especially to Neville Porter, John Allen and Powerrabbit. Here are a few pics from yesterday.
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done it wrong!!

Post by belldesign » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:00 pm

Ok so the images didn't load. Here goes again...
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Post by belldesign » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:14 pm

a few more pics...
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Post by calvin » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:29 pm

your 885 is looking very very good lol wiper working ? find any problems , leaks ? seems to of been a good day is this in ireland lol :lol: was at a aiction yesterday rained the whole day .... what was your top speed 18-22 mph ? cheers calvin
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Post by belldesign » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:39 pm

I know, we had a really good day yesterday Calvin. Just got to try the wiper for 5 minutes during a wee shower on the way home. Dont know what my speed was as I had no way of checking. No leaks and all satill working when I got m=home lol.
Anyone got a pic of the proper way to tie the back curtin down when it is in use? thanks.
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Post by Vic » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:46 pm

nice to see the sun on that smart restoration.Well done! :D

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Post by nevilleporter » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:19 am

The 885 is Looking great David, It feels good taking out a tractor for the first time after a long restoration then looking back at the photos what it started off as.
the back curtain elastic should hook to the round plastic buttons down each side and then go on to 2 hooks bolted to the mudguard.

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Post by belldesign » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:49 am

Thanks Neville. Should the curtain run down the outside or the inside of the folded ends of the side window panels? Does the elastic rope hook over the folded ends as well or just the plastic buttons?
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Post by mitch » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:31 am

Great job there. I am slightly lusting after that tough looking 1200 though.
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Post by belldesign » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:41 am

Thanks for the comments Mitch. That 1200 looked really well (and sounded just as good!)
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Post by John_Allen » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:56 am

Great stuff David; now, if your camper will tow a 995, I have a little job for you...!

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Post by belldesign » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:03 pm

Hmmm... didn't Powerrabbit put something up a while back about legal (or otherwise) road load limits...
I'm extremely happy with the final rsult John, a lot of hours went into that one. It looks well sporting your original Butlers front headlamt lens though, thanks for everything. Next project, the British Anzani Irion Horse that's also been in the shed for the past 20 odd years, should be a doddle!!
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Mirror bracket

Post by belldesign » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm

Should the angle of my mirror brackets be more vertical? see pic of my 885 above compared with the pic of the 990.
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RE: Mirror bracket

Post by Guest » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:31 pm

The mirror arms are right although originally only one was fitted as standard on the offside door, it's not a legal requirement for two. The mirror did have an extendable arm just as yours has David. And yes, towing a non-agricultural load with a tractor would be illegal under the Law with a vehicle classed as agricultural.

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Tents & Loo Rolls

Post by belldesign » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:04 pm

Hey Cambs, could you not use the tent as a weatherframe cab and claim it was a post-factory modification? As for the loo paper, how about engineering a portaloo in DB livery that could be transported on you 990 3 point linkage and automated via the PTO and charging a £ a go at all those rallies? A nice little earner. A hydraulically powered bidet system with warm air dryer would eliminate those health & safety issues associated with the loo roll.
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