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Old 04-24-2019, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Lubrication chart in Les Andrews' book

At the end of Les Andrew's book (pages 3-4 and 3-5) there are some very useful lubrication diagrams with letters and numbers. However, I can't find a legend for the meaning of the letters or numbers -- which I would find helpful. Any ideas? Alternatively, any other good suggestions for Spring lubrication guides and overall maintenance checklists?

Separately, one of the guides I am using suggests to "remove the bell housing cover" and lubriacate. I'm not sure what the "bell housing" is and where to locate it.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:20 PM   #2
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For the bell housing one, remove the floor boards. You will see a large item that looks like a bell, and it will have a vented cover held on by two screws. Loosen the screws and remove the plate. Look inside and you will see a zerk fitting. Grease it.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:33 AM   #3
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Look on pages 3-2 and 3-3.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:55 AM   #4
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Therefore, I think do you mean.
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Yep, that's it. Chap
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I have seen later V8's with a grease cup on the cover. You just need to give it a turn to push fresh grease into the throw out bearing. Could this be adapted to a model A?
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Hallo Chris,

I think, you mean this one? If, yes, that is an option. But you must use a heat-resitant grease!
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:14 PM   #8
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Thanks, everyone, for your replies. That has to be the most difficult zerk fitting. My 1930 coupe has a rubber floor mat which has been riveted into place at the top. So to access the opening, I must lift the floormat half way, raise the gear shift and parking brake rubber floor gaskets, and stick my hand deep inside. Surely there must be a better way -- but I couldn't find one.


Now that this is done, I must ask: what is being lubricated in the bell housing?
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Throw out bearing is what is in the bell housing.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:07 PM   #10
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The actual bearing is a ball bearing and it will take the the grease. The bearing is lightly pressed on to the sliding carrier for the T/O bearing. Some of the grease will go to the inside of the T/O carrier where it slides in and out to actuate the clutch disengagement. The carrier is sliding on the snout that is on the front bearing carrier. Note: many of the newer replacement T/O bearings do not have the channels for the grease, permanent lube for the bearing and no lube, I think, for the sliding of the carrier on the bearing retainer snout.
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I have seen later V8's with a grease cup on the cover. You just need to give it a turn to push fresh grease into the throw out bearing. Could this be adapted to a model A?
IIRC, those V8s had a flexible hose between the fitting for the grease cup and the fitting for the release (throwout) bearing.
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Is there any danger of putting too much grease in the throwout bearing and getting some on the clutch surfaces?
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