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770 Tractormeter

Post by tractorfan » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:46 pm

Is this the proper tractormeter for an early white 770? Possibly 1966...

Thanks for any help!
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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by Scooby » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:15 am

It just might be, I'm not sure. It is the correct clock for a red 770 as shown here. If you ever want to sell that clock please let me know.
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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by jazo » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:52 am

Are you just trying to get a lower hour tractor scooby???
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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by Scooby » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:19 am

jazo wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:52 am
Are you just trying to get a lower hour tractor scooby???
Not even my tractor. The photo. was taken at Malvern Tractor World Show in 2011.

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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by tractorfan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:22 am

Thanks for the reply! I've now located a December 1964 and March 1967 770 manual which shows a different clock altogether, so the plot thickens!
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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by Scooby » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:29 pm

The first 770 (red) went down the line in January 1965 and the last red one went down in October 1965. The red ones had a 3/30 engine but the white ones, which started in the same month that the red ones finished, had a 3/49 engine. I think they would have had different clocks on them. If you give me your serial No. (not the engine No.) I will be able to give you an idea as to when it went down the line. The number will start with either 58 or 59.
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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by tractorfan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:51 pm

That’s great!

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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by Scooby » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:27 am

Your tractor went down the line either late March 1966 or sometime in April of the same year.
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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by broadsword » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:59 am

Mr Maddison is probably the best on this after his epic wallet busting 770 restoration.

Meanwhile is it this ???

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/David-Brown- ... SwHvpbKiwr

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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by tractorfan » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 am

Thanks for all the contributions to this discussion.

Maybe I'm being a bit fussy - I just want to get it right whilst restoring. The tractormeter I have came with the tractor so it could be the original - it's just that the manuals show the tractormeter I am familiar with.

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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by Gard » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:38 pm

I just installed a tractormeter I purchased a while back off ebay, it also came with several other gauges. I had to file the case a little to get the cable to screw on but other than that it seems to be working fine. If I remember correctly it was made in India and price seemed reasonable.

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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by Scooby » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:52 pm

broadsword wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:59 am
Mr Maddison is probably the best on this after his epic wallet busting 770 restoration.

Meanwhile is it this ???

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/David-Brown- ... SwHvpbKiwr

Cheers

Andy
No, that's not a tractor meter from a red 770. Don't know what that's off. It looks like something inbetween the one for the red 770 and the eventual Selectamatic design. I have spares books for the DB 770 but it doesn't give any info. like "Up to m/c No XXXXXXX" Neal Wetherall is really the person to ask (Weths on here ) but he doesn't come on nowadays. He's from your part of the World Mr. Broadsword, do you know him well enough to ask him ?

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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by tractorfan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:39 am

Thanks for the interesting discussion.

As it happens, I tried the tractormeter for the first time and although the needle is working, the clock isn’t. I contacted Speedograph but they’re unable to repair this one, so any ideas are welcome!

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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by philedge » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:37 am

The picture you originally posted shows a single PTO speed and a separate belt speed. My 880 of the same era has a 2 speed PTO and the tractormeter has 2 PTO speed marks(540 + 1000). If you have a 2 speed PTO then that meter probably isnt the correct one for your tractor
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Re: 770 Tractormeter

Post by broadsword » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi tractorfan,

the topic has cropped up on Facebook, that rev counter is the correct one for a white 770 apparently, it was the only ones used on the red and white 770`s. They are like Hen`s Teeth apparently. Looks a very good original one to me. If the rev counter is working I`d be keeping it as it is and just ignore the hour meter to be honest. I reckon you`ll have to dig deep for a decent second hand one.

Good Luck

Andy.

other option is fit a replica one from India that is not appropriate to the tractor and sell your old clock to Scooby. Got to worth a tenner I`d have thought, perhaps £15 at a stretch Scooby...?? :D :wink:

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