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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 11:07 AM

Side by side comparison video of the 1961 DB Burb I just picked up & My 1959 DB Burb.
1959 & 1961 David Bradley Suburban Side By Side Comparison - YouTube
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Posted November 14, 2011 - 12:47 PM

Another great video, from the DanO. Here are some of the answers to your questions.

the starter button looks to be orginal.

It has brakes which were optional on that tractor, but factory on the 59.

5.75 is the hp of the briggs engine.

the number on the weight is its casting number, tell the factory what mold to use.

On the hoods, 1961 had 4 models 616,617, 618 and 619. 616 617 used the same hood, 618 used one that doesnt have a DB emblam cast into it and has the more sq opening, 619 the only wissy engined tractor used a hood like the 616 and 617. The last oval hood is the 622, which uses the non emblamed one. 622 is also the first tractor for 62 and the new paint colors. All tractors after 622 used a sq hood. Some where 725's with a grill in the sides and some were 600's which used the 5.75 engine and a hood without the grills.

Your hitch is hard to find as about the end of 60 they started to weld the lower 3pt bracket to the hitch out of the factory, becasue poeple were putting it on backwards


There are some other small things differnt like postions of bolt hole, and other small parts, but over all the tractors and their running parts are the same from 59 thur 61, which total 8 models.
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Posted November 15, 2011 - 05:48 AM

Great Video :thumbs:

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 06:09 AM

Thanks for the video.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 03:08 PM

"the number on the weight is its casting number, tell the factory what mold to use."


So Jeff, are you saying that the wheel weights are original DB's ? I would of expected some sort of name stamped in on such a important item. That's Great if they are, I'm just very surprised there's No Name.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 03:32 AM

yes i think they missed the boat of thast one. only the tri-trac weight has David Bradley cast into it. They do fit on the Sub's, not are not the correct ones. The DB weight dont have any slot in it for the valve stems like others did. If your lucky there might be a bundle number stamped on the back side.

Guess im going to have to get me a spy out there in the mountains, as your getting just way to much stuff cheap,,lol




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