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bob mertens

04-20-2011 00:12:18

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Hi all: Got a 1200 DB where the block and c/shaft are scrap. Any ideas of what and where I can find a engine. Center main spun in block and local machine shop said it is junk. thanks bob 320-554-2508 Minnesota

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Fred Goodrich

04-20-2011 04:35:16

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 Re: DB 1200 engine in reply to bob mertens, 04-20-2011 00:12:18  
I am in NY and I have them and I ship. thanx, Fred 6076423293

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04-20-2011 15:11:23

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 Re: DB 1200 engine in reply to Fred Goodrich, 04-20-2011 04:35:16  
What all comes with the blocks you have for sale??

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04-20-2011 04:14:23

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 Re: DB 1200 engine in reply to bob mertens, 04-20-2011 00:12:18  
Spare 4/55 engines are pretty much the holy grail of searching for DB parts.
I have one here, but it isn't for sale as it seems to keep Murphy away(just so long as you have it, you won't need it).

The base block and crank will work from a 995,996, 1200, 1210, 1212, 1390, 1394.
How bad is your crank? Only up to .020" bearings are available here, but you can get .040" overseas.

If the thrust bearing surfaces are trashed in the block/center cap, it can be saved by a savy machinist. In about 1985 my dad built/pinned a bronze thrust washer onto the center main cap of a 1210 which had broken the crank. The broken crank had wallowed out the surfaces where the normal thrust bearings were held. Dad wasn't about to spend $3000 for a block from Case when he could fix it himself. I still run that tractor almost daily with only half a thrust bearing.
Sadly, it is probably one of those cases where you put way more money into the tractor than it is worth.

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