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new project 995

Post by eytonfarmer » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:54 pm

Another new project arrived at the yard last month, after being barn stored for 14 years and the only work it did before that was all rear end loader work. we did get her going with very little fuss but she had what I thought was a nasty rattle coming from the engine, so we started a strip down just to be on the safe side.

The engine was stripped, new shell, rings, de-glazed bores, de-choked head, new exhaust valves, reconditioned injectors and a new water pump. with all that she fired up straight away and ran well but it still has the rattle, the next day I pulled the timing case of to see if anything was unhappy in there but everything was ok, so my dad said he wants to run it for a while to see if it is something due to it being stood for all those years, if anybody has any ideas on this issue please feel free as iam out of ideas (1 idea left is to get the injector pump serviced as the noise sounds like its coming form that area)

With the tractor performing well it was time for a service, this was when I discovered I couldn't get into the final drives due to the plugs being seized and all the heads of the bolts had rusted away. long story short a lot of hacksawing heads off bolts and bit of heat on the filling plugs the final drives have all new bolts and oil in.

After most of the mechanical work and servicing was done the tin work was the next port of call with a new chin being supplied by Ken Jarvis it was welded on the bonnet finally securing the bonnet to the tractor. Wings were not to bad but after a lot of discussion whether to put shell mudguards on it, we decided to stay with the original ones but due the lack of cab that was left the safety frame was removed and the wings are now in the process of having the rot that was found behind the lights cut out which is going well.

The previous owner had decided to replace most of the lynch pins with 6" nails and bolts which was rectified as work was done around the tractor, the suspension seat pan had one of its mounting brackets sheered off and had some marvellous welding holding it on, so the whole seat was stripped down and repaired.

New tyres were fitted to the fronts to get rid of the those horrible land rover tyres but when the rims were stripped down they were rusted away so replacements were used instead.

Jobs still to do are:

Odd wheel centre that needs replacing
Mudguards need finishing
Complete wiring system
full respray (when it warms up)

I will keep posting when these jobs have been done, and some finished pictures.

Also I would like your opinion on one matter that has caused some heated debates between me and my dad and that is the decals on the bonnet, my dad whats to keep the originals because of their condition but I want to put new ones on so it matches the new paint job when its done. what do you guys think?

p.s. he has already won the argument for the lights going in the nose cone :roll:
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RE: new project 995

Post by tomryall » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:06 pm

hope you didn't forget to drill a breather hole in the top bolt of the reduction housing cover.
keep up the good work,go for new decals the old ones won't look so good against new paint and it is nearly impossible to mask them and sandpaper around them when preparing the rest od the bonnet.


RE: new project 995

Post by Guest » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:09 pm

Regarding the new bolts in the final drive rear plates, have you put breather bolts in the top as were originally fitted?, if you don't the final drives won't be able to breath and you'll blow the oil seals.

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RE: new project 995

Post by eytonfarmer » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:52 am

yep breather bolts have been made for them and fitted to the top, the original ones were full of rust and muck.

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RE: new project 995

Post by case-ih1594 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:16 pm

Looks good. It always inspires confidence when the engine / casting is thoroughly cleaned in preparation for work being carried out. I would keep the lights inboard if they were that way from new, even though in some ways they more classic / traditional with the outboard type. Good work.

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New projects 995

Post by davo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:30 pm

I've just bought 2 995 tractors one is a loader and apart form a bit of surface rust is doing well the other also runs well but has had rougher life. Im troweling the net to get info on this model. any help would be great
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Post by davo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:32 pm

the other 995
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Post by nate » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:17 pm

Hi Davo,welcome to the forum. Your pair of 995's look alright I like the look of the loader equipped one nice and original. You can't go wrong with this model DB just give them a thorough going over and a full service and they will give you hour after hour of reliable operation.
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Post by davo » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:05 am

Thanks for your comment . i still need the manual but what is a good list of things to look at in the "thorough going over " department??
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Post by eytonfarmer » Sun May 31, 2015 9:17 pm

update on 995
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Post by eytonfarmer » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:36 pm

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Post by JamesF » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:20 pm

Looking very nice

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Post by eytonfarmer » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:35 pm

update on the 995, wings on and bonnet finished, electrician coming tomorrow to do a full harness
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Post by tomwill » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:31 am

Hello there that's going to be a stunning tractor when it is finished, it is good that people are refunishing a tractor that would be one of the best tractors ever made.cheers TomWill DBTCA

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Post by stone1594 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:18 pm

proper job very nice work 8)
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