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Post by Dirge on Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:03 pm

Those of you who have known me since the old TFL days may remember that I restored a vintage tractor, a David Brown 990 Selectamatic, and did a reasonable job of it.
Now Im going one step further and two or three tractor sizes bigger.

I boughted a David Brown 1210 last spring (2014) and now restoration work is underway.

This tractor has not been running for the last few years and after a lot of fucking about, i just shoved it into the building with a 30 ton bulldozer (nothing, but nothing, do I do by halves  )



As rescued from the field on 21st June 2014 having been left outside and not started for about 2 years

it spent the winter under a (pointless) sheet in the bossmans yard

Then last week the major engine rebuild was begun .....



The engine was seized solid so it was totally stripped out and new pistons fitted before rebuilding began.

the pic above shows it during the rebuild at a point I realised that the hydraulic pump was fuckwhipped

so up to now, the tractor cost £450 GBP to buy and Ive spent about £700 GBP on parts and a full week on the rebuild

Saturday is the moment of truth ..... The big startup, it will go one of three ways, it will either blow to bits when I turn the key, just constantly wind over or it will start up ...

I will post a video of said moment however it goes ......

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Galvatron on Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:55 am

make that sumbitch transform!!!

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Detective Barricade on Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:09 am

Bulldozer, huh? Just how much did you have to pay Bonecrusher to move it for you? And how much more did you have to pay to convince him not to leave it barely recognizable as a tractor? hehehe

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Galvatron on Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:42 am

I'm pretty sure Swindle had something to do with this. hmmm

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:18 pm

Okayyyy

First startup in over two years after a full engine rebuild ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qFTNIgqqu0

and some pre and post startup pics ..... (I has a camera  hehehe)



Before startup



after having driven itself to a powerwasher


and just to proove its running in these pics ...


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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dai Atlas on Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:27 pm

Outstanding! Good work Dirge, good work indeed, now all you need is a transformation cog.

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by SuperOmegaPrime on Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:13 pm

Dai Atlas wrote:Outstanding! Good work Dirge, good work indeed, now all you need is a transformation cog.

All he needs is the emigma combination so that you get a Dirge who doubles as a tractor! hehehe

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:04 pm

Disaster, the power steering has sprayed the floor with all its oil  doh

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by SuperOmegaPrime on Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:24 pm

Dirge wrote:Disaster, the power steering has sprayed the floor with all its oil  doh

Oh well, you could try having a skating ring using the oil instead of ice! hehehe

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:23 pm

Doesn't work, I tried it

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:40 pm

I really hope CM is not listening ....

Who needs steering anyway? Time for a field test ... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ5I6dhBDik

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Sixshot on Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:08 pm

you need to get that steering column tightened up. hehehe

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:43 pm

Useless fuckin power steering. 
The column is actually sound, the problem is with the oil lines and pump.

Wondering about converting it to manual steering to make the job easier

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Nemesis Prime on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:50 pm

Maybe it makes the job easier but trust me, your driving will be harder :) better to repair it :)

Those old weedwackers are a pain to steer without power steering.

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dai Atlas on Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:31 am

Nemesis Prime wrote:Those old weedwackers are a pain to steer without power steering.


That's what she said!

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:22 pm

Steering almost sorted out after a long day trying to bleed the system, only to remember that I hadn't put any fookin oil in it after I frained it ..... doh

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Galvatron on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:27 pm

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:31 pm

I'm such a cunt sometimes aren't I?  hehehe

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Post by SuperOmegaPrime on Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:49 pm

Dirge wrote:I'm such a cunt sometimes aren't I?  hehehe

If you say so, but for what you did, you earned:

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Re: The restoring thread

Post by Dirge on Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:28 pm

New battery tray was delivered today, along with some parts for that fockin gearbox ..........

On a different note, its got a fuckin puncture now  grrr

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