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Old 01-07-2020, 10:03 AM   #1
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Questions: Les Andrews mentioned lubriplate for assembly, is that like assembly lube? Also is there an alternative to 600 weight lube?
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:27 AM   #2
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Yes lubriplate, like you would use assembling an engine. Several manufacturers make a modern equivalent to the 600w. (They used to call it steam cylinder oil) You likely won’t find it in your local auto parts store. If you have a commercial distributor they can get it but I think you have to buy 5 gallons. Most all the A suppliers sell it by the quart for 8 or 9 bucks. The 5 gallons probably cost you $100.
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Any light grease will work for assembly, chassis grease, vaseline, etc.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:49 PM   #4
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... Also is there an alternative to 600 weight lube?

Hallo Dick,

you can use 680 industry machinery oil.
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:06 PM   #5
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Hey thanks for the info
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:35 AM   #6
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PennRite steering box lube...........NO leakee
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:47 AM   #7
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I did a mix of grease and gear oil in mine yesterday. Installed the light rod tube versus seal as well.

Had to replace the column as it was cracked. Good times.
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