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by jimmymc
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
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Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Set about the old drott today and whipped the head of it, it's ugly in there!
I've taken some pics that I'll add tomorrow, next move is to pull the sump and get the pistons out, it'll definitely need a hone and a good clear out.
by jimmymc
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Yes Peter that all helps! The knowledge on here from you guys is excellent, I first worked on these B100's when I left school in 1994/5 and they were old then! The guy I worked for had a lot of old plant and it was fantastic to get to work on it. I learnt more from the old stuff in a short period of...
by jimmymc
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

I see what you're saying, I'll need to give the battery some thought, possibly relocate it . I think this one is a pretty early one, then again I can't be too sure , not many plates left on it. If I don't get anything done on it this week it'll be a full weekend on it this weekend, should make some ...
by jimmymc
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Good morning!
Fred i think from what i saw on Saturday it’s definitely a BD264 thats in this one?
I think a hone would be the way forward. So i might just take the head off it and see whats what.
On the battery front then, one decent 12v commercial battery will be enough for it ?
by jimmymc
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Good morning!
Fred i think from what i saw on Saturday it’s definitely a BD264 thats in this one?
I think a hone would be the way forward. So i might just take the head off it and see whats what.
On the battery front then, one decent 12v commercial battery will be enough for it ?
by jimmymc
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Thanks Fred, Well the plan of attack is to remove the loaders arms (rams need removed for rechroming anyway). Remove as much water from the engine as possible, I didn't know about the vinegar trick but I'm all for that! So, fill the cylinders with vinegar, then fill them with diesel? Then remove all...
by jimmymc
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Jesus whitworths way before my time! Haha!
I'll dig some out!
by jimmymc
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Angus there is definitely some ugly!
I'll get some pics on Monday!
by jimmymc
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Yes Jeremy that is the main thing, and the big shed is also a bonus, also have fleet of road railers out in the yard to do the heavy lifting , just need to get the a/f kit looked out. Can't wait to get it going though, not driven a manual for years, first dozer I ever drove was a manual komatsu d60p...
by jimmymc
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1132
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Well, went off this morning to go pick up the B100, loaded it up, gathered up all the parts and headed back to HQ. Unloaded , gave it a good wash and got it sitting in the shed ready for some fettling ! So , In summary, it doesn't run , steering clutches and direction levers are seized solid, runnin...

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