1968 780 Rebuild (lots of photos)

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Re:780 Rebuild, Colour

Post by dsk » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:47 pm

And on the topic of wrong colour, I bought some new paint.
The stuff I have been using is BL Russet Brown or Runny Poo Brown depending on who you ask. But the new "DB choc brown" stuff available locally is still wrong.
I think the confusion comes from the code. BS09B29
That is technically this colour
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Often refered to as Van Dyke Brown.
Now google "Van Dyke Brown Hue"
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Thats what I keep finding in all the suppliers up here.

So I suppose the moral is if you want a job done properly buy from the club. However I must confess that I just went and bought the cheap stuff anyway.
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RE: Re:780 Rebuild, Colour

Post by dsk » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:59 pm

Brakes were stuck so I took the opportunity to slide the operating shaft out while I was fitting the new reductions and give it a good clean up. Works like new now.
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The shoes are well worn but they are dry, so I will leave them for now. I found with Mini brake shoes that new linings may be better for your health but tend not to be as good as the old material.
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Post by nissansrule » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:50 pm

Read most of this topic not sure if any one has said this or not but u are putting a two speed pto on ur tractor.As far as i know 780s had a two speed pto it was the smaller hp 770 that had the single speed pto.could b wrong

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Post by Guest » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:25 am

Single speed PTO unit was fitted as standard on the 780 but if the customer requested a two speed unit it would have been fitted at the factory as it was offered as an option so if it's only got a single speed unit, that's how it came from the factory. As far as I know, all 770's had single speed units and it was only the 780 that was offered with the option.

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Post by dsk » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:32 pm

nissansrule wrote:780s had a two speed pto
Yes I had that conversation too in another thread. I was a bit surprised to find just a blank spacer where the high range gear would have been. But it swapped out very easily.
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Sirocco?

Post by dsk » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:43 pm

Back from Wales with a roll frame. I will post some photos when I get it cleaned up. But can anyone tell me who Sirocco were?
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RE: Sirocco?

Post by Madders » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:45 am

770 defo. had single speed.
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RE: Sirocco?

Post by Dieter » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:48 pm

@DSK

Sirocco was a Dutch firm and are known for their (universal) roll frames. They produced roll frames for all common tractor brands. The roll frames could be completed with claddings, frontscreen+wiper, engine covering for heating etc.

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Post by Dieter » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:05 pm

Here some pics so you all know how it should look like:

The engine cladding could be ordered separately as well, keeps you warm in winter.
I have an engine cladding, known in Dutch as a "wintercoat", according to the thermometer, I should have installed it 10 degrees ago :lol:

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Sirocco frame

Post by dsk » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:55 pm

Now that looks like a good idea.
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Can anyone show me how the safety frame attaches to a 780/885 as this one looks a little close to the wings. I know it can fit (because it says so on the plate) and we had one on the 770 but I can't remember the details.
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Re: Sirocco frame

Post by joeproctor » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:03 pm

dsk wrote:Now that looks like a good idea.
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Can anyone show me how the safety frame attaches to a 780/885 as this one looks a little close to the wings. I know it can fit (because it says so on the plate) and we had one on the 770 but I can't remember the details.
can you show a picture of this roll bar,
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RE: Re: Sirocco frame

Post by dsk » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:19 pm

This is all I have in the way of pics for now.
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Same as the one on the Ford in the photos above.
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Post by joeproctor » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:32 pm

i think this roll bar bolts on to long reduction studs and possible the two top bols of the shell style mudguard,
what does the new roll bar look like what you have purchased?
i think that there is one of these roll bars left in the museum that i left after the annual sale ask chris about it?
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Sirocco

Post by Dieter » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:59 pm

Again some pics, now from my 880 implematic with connections for a ROPS to the reduction unit, I suppose it to be Sirocco ones, as these roll bars were used a lot in The Netherlands.

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RE: Sirocco

Post by david1690 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:38 pm

I saw a photo in the "classic tractor" some time ago of when Sirocco had a demonstration at the Royal show, They pushed an old fergi over a soil bank to show how an overturn can kill the driver, then a real driver went up the same bank on an Old Fo*d to show how the sirocco bars offer protection in an accident! Great picture I thought.

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