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Old 12-31-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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Hi,

Happy 2018!

Below should be a picture of a shackle. Am I correct that those are old school grease fittings and that the second picture is the tip that's required to grease them?

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Old 12-31-2017, 12:36 PM   #2
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Pretty much so.
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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Yes, the more modern grease fittings have a small ball on the end.

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Old 12-31-2017, 12:39 PM   #4
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Yes!
I've changed most of my cars to the modern zerk. Easier to get grease into them.
If going for points, stay with original. Jeff
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:17 PM   #5
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Great quick responses. Thanks.

Not going for points. I prefer driving over shows but I do like keeping it reasonably stock. I fretted over spending double on headlight lenses today. I have two 30 to 31 lenses on my 28. One is yellowed. Have a spare but that is yellowed too. So the question was, "Should I buy two 28 to 29 lenses or buy one 30 to 31?" My budget one. For now it will have to have the 30's look. I like the fluted because they look more old timey but wasn't sure if they were good with light dispersion. I just put in 6 volt halogens and I am happy with the much needed brightness. You can't tell from the picture that the lens is yellowed but you can when observing. I also put in a radiator expansion tank as I could not get a warm feeling about how much water it had. This seems to keep the level viewable now. I painted it engine green.

Thanks all for the Grease Fitting help. Aren't these cars just fun???
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:25 PM   #6
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you can use a mini grease gun on the old style. Poke the needle point into the hole. Its slow and and doesn't hold much but it works.

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Yellowed glass can be cleaned, three parts water one part vinegar and let soak. Wash with dish soap and bluff ! Goggle is your friend!
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Dan, I am like you. I drive my car but want to keep it close to original. But where did you get your radiator expansion tank? I would like to put one one mine. Thanks Johnny
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:56 PM   #9
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I got the tank from MACs. Be sure to order the correct size as MACs literature says the 4 sizes all fit, which they do not. After an incorrect order, I settled on the smaller tank as it fit along the radiator. I have seen these same tanks elsewhere. They come in chrome and are well built. I sandblasted mine, then painted it. I just did not like the look of chrome. See pics for info on the tanks.

To all, thank you for the advice.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:02 PM   #10
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:46 PM   #11
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Dan, I wouldn't worry about the light dispersion of the fluted lenses. I run original 3-21 c.p. headlight bulbs on both my Model A's with fluted lenses. If the headlights are focused correctly, and your reflectors are re-silvered originals, they will throw a good beam of light.
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Dan:
Are you running a pressurized radiator system?
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I agree with Gary. My 28 has good lights with the original reflectors and bulbs with fluted lens.

Also I like my original grease fitting and use my original tool kit grease gun. They work just fine.
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Two horns.....first time for me to see a Model A with two horns, cool!
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:10 PM   #15
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Thanks Dan for the info.
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I only use modern type grease fittings .Original type fittings are too much of a pain for my use .
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I only use modern type grease fittings .Original type fittings are too much of a pain for my use .
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:49 PM   #18
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fordified,

Ditto... I have one period pic of an "A" with two horns.

I might do that myself.

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The quickest and easiest is with this era grease gun, one hand operation, just aim and push, modern fittings take 2 hands, got to take the coupler on-- off, then 2 hands to pump, I have enough for me, they can be bought for a couple of dollars at Hershey (there are some for 50$ too)takes a little more time to fill, but it could be several years between fillings
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Don't go years between fillings, just grease the car more often.
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