Trailing Arm Lubrication...?

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18 Aug 2003 04:05 #646 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

Well, I actually got some work done on my car this weekend, including removing the trailing arms for priming and painting. In taking them off I observed <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> that there is no provision for greasing the two big pivot bearings.

Is there a modification in use by members to allow the introduction of chassis grease into these two locations (short of dismantling the car...) ?

---Tom Parkinson

With brakes, two cylinders are better than one.

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18 Aug 2003 21:47 #659 by Auburn/Cord Parts
Auburn/Cord Parts replied the topic: Greasing Trailing Arms
You can modify the mounting blocks, if you have replacement bearings, to use grease zerks. Original bearings do not have a lubricant groove or any hole to admit grease from the outside.

The inner bearing cups can be modified to accept a zerk as well. Be sure the steering wishbone ends clear the zerks.

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20 Aug 2003 00:39 #673 by Tom_Parkinson
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Thank you Stan!

Next question, how to get the inner needle bearing out without damaging it.....

( <!-- s:arrow: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_arrow.gif" alt=":arrow:" title="Arrow" /><!-- s:arrow: --> With luck the freshly-painted frame will be back on the body and The Hulk will be trailered to Auburn.)

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20 Aug 2003 12:08 #678 by Pat Leahy
Pat Leahy replied the topic: Trailing arm inner bearing removal
I removed the bearing by using a short stock of cold rolled steel just macined slight smaller than the OD of the Torrington bearing. From the inside I used a porta-a-power to push the bearing out. Try to put lpenty of penetrating oil on it in advance. Good luck, they can be stubborn.

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