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#31 Sugarmaker OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Folks,

Ccouple pictures of Adam (son) and the DB.

 

 

 

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I think he liked it!

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Regards,

 Chris


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Folks,

 Anyone have a DB sulky for sale?

Seems like that would be a good addition?

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 09:41 PM

Folks,

 Anyone have a DB sulky for sale?

Seems like that would be a good addition?

Regards,

 Chris

ya anything to ride on is good, but a sulkys going to be pricy and you cant do anything but ride it much. I'd look for a hauling cart or get with someone who has one and built it.


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Posted January 09, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Lauber1,

Good suggestion on the hauling cart. I did see someone post info on building one of those.

I have so many projects line up now it could take a while to get to that one!:)

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 Chris


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Posted January 10, 2016 - 07:29 PM

Folks,

 My next small project on this DB is to put the new hand grips on. The ones I got from McMaster-Carr look a little small to me but I haven't actually tried them yet. Weather has gone from a mild 45 degrees this morning to whipping wind and frozen blizzard conditions tonight. Hunkered down and riding the puter a lot:) Tomorrow is venison jerky day. 

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 Chris


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Enjoyed the pictures you posted.  Mine does not have the original engine pulley. I would like to know what diameter the pulley was? I do not want to have it run to fast and want the sickle bar to run fast enough. Thanks.



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Posted January 12, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Enjoyed the pictures you posted.  Mine does not have the original engine pulley. I would like to know what diameter the pulley was? I do not want to have it run to fast and want the sickle bar to run fast enough. Thanks.

I will try to get off my lazy butt and go out and measure it today for you. :)

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Posted January 12, 2016 - 01:14 PM

The pulley size is 2.25 inch o.d.

 

Here is a DB for sale found on another tractor site.

http://oklahomacity....5399235823.html

 

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 Chris


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Posted January 12, 2016 - 06:10 PM

if have the factory pulley, one side is like 2 1/4 and the other side is 2 1/2. It tells you in the mower manual about turning the pulley around  to slow the ground speed down.

 

 

In the link that tractors priced way high for one with out any reverser or speed changer. $350 would be a lot closer with only a dozer blade and most of a southern vator. I'd want a whole lot more attachments with it at $750.



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 05:06 PM

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Never thought of that. I will check.

Just ordered a pack of 6 (97045K56) if anyone needs a pair let me know.

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 Chris

Chris,

I'm just starting my first DB as well. Grips are on my to-do list. If you still have some I'd like two. Let me know how much and I'll get it to you.

 

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Posted January 18, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Pat will get a pair of these grips out to you soon.

I still haven't tried to install mine yet. I have some ideas, just too cold right now!

We got 20 inches of snow since last night. So digging out today.

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Posted January 19, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Thanks Chris. We got 20" of snow also, it just took us 12 years to get it. Stay warm.

Pat

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Posted January 19, 2016 - 01:04 PM

Thanks Chris. We got 20" of snow also, it just took us 12 years to get it. Stay warm.

Pat

Pat,

Some days that would not be hard to take. Pair of grips on their way.

Regards,

 Chris



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Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Hello,

I found the handle bar grips from a Gravely dealer in Tennesse.  Ironically, he carries repro's of David Bradley grips, $5 a piece/ and fit like a glove.  I'll look one of these nights, and get the name of the place for you.

 

I am currently restoring one very similar to yours. Same numbers as your except  series 146. Also has a Model N, trying to get it started, however, when I poured gas in the tank, gas was pouring out of the little pin hole in the corner of the bottom of the carb as fast as I was pouring it in.  Is this drain hole supposed to be open?  What does it mean? Carb rebuild, float problems?



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Posted January 23, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Ok, I actually found the receipt tonight for the used Black Grips for the David Bradley.  I was wrong about Tennessee, it was in WV.  Richard's Lawn & Garden Equipment, phone number is 800-827-4551 or 304 927 4580, and with shipping, they came to $5.30 a piece. 

Besides my carb leaking, I also have a straight pipe that my grandpa put in for the exhaust back in the 50's.  Any idea how to get it unscrewed to put my Model N muffler threaded in? Vice grips and pipe wrench not getting it to turn.


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