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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner ONLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Hello. I am new to walking tractors. In April, I didn't even know they existed. Now I own a Waterloo model 15 and a model 40, and a DB Super Power. The Super Power has been re-powered.

I am restoring the DB Super Power. The initial scan gave rise to a couple of questions:

1) Is my support leg mount bent or proper (red circle)?
2) Is my forward right attachment slot bent or proper (blue oval)?
3) Should the forward implement attachment point be tight to the bracket above it or loose as in the yellow oval? If tight, is there anything special about that bolt? Mine has no threads & the head appears to be round and tapered. Will a normal bolt work?
4) Is this an original throttle lever assembly?
5) Does anyone have the measurements for making a gas tank bracket? My largest concern is the location of the hole for the hood pivot rod in relation to the mounting bolt.

Any help would be appreciated. Photos would be an unexpected bonus.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 06:34 PM

Welcome to the site! I see your from Canada, there is a good crowd from up that way already on the site! I am no David Bradley expert but there is a big walk behind group here that WILL be able to help you. I am sure they will be along shortly!

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. Good to see another Canadian on here. Can't help with the DB but they have a large following here so there should be someone to answer your questions shortly.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I would say in the first picture yes they are bent, on the second picture I run mine just snug, I believe it should be tight and in the third you have the wrong control.

Also what model Super Power do you have?

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 10:17 AM

On my 560 Super Power with the Briggs Model 8 here is the throttle control for it
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the cable goes through the slot in the frame
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It also has a slot under the clutch to exit the frame if you have the Continental AU8 that is used on the 561 Super Power.IMG_0324.jpg

But on mine it exits under the frame at the front.
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My 56 came with the Continental AU7 it had this throttle control, the plastic knob is missing. Notice on the briggs control the cable goes over the control and on the Continental control it goes under.
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The kickstand should look like this.
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And the slot at the front should look like this.
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Posted June 17, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wow, you folks truly are a quick and helpful lot. The comments and photos where extremely helpful. Nothing like painting something and then finding out it is bent.

In reply: Yes, I am in Canada. More specifically, in Ontario east of Toronto and west of Kingston.

It is a 917.57560 series 202 SN 455.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 12:40 PM

I just finished restoring a 57560 this spring, here are the videos I did of it.

http://www.youtube.c...BF&feature=plcp
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 07:52 PM

I enjoyed the videos, Giant Pumpkin Grower. The walking tour of your machine helped me sort out a number of other issues. Why did you switch between the electrolysis bath for the 560 and the sand blaster for the plow? Which did you find worked better? Which was easier?

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 09:36 PM

:welcometogttalk: Sounds like some very nice machines you have there ! :thumbs:

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:43 AM

I enjoyed the videos, Giant Pumpkin Grower. The walking tour of your machine helped me sort out a number of other issues. Why did you switch between the electrolysis bath for the 560 and the sand blaster for the plow? Which did you find worked better? Which was easier?


I had a tractor show to get ready for and time was running short. The plow and other stuff needed to be some heat to free things up.

The electrolysis method works good and leaves no sanding marks, but it does take time.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 11:03 AM

The electrolysis method works good and leaves no sanding marks, but it does take time.


I agree, it takes time, but it's not something you have to babysit. Kinda nice to know stuff is perking while you're wasting time at work... ;)




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