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Clutch/brake pedal shaft lubrication issue.


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Underneath my  newly acquired 1936 Dodge 1/2 ton pickup. I'm going through all the lube points. The manual indicates a lubrication point on the shaft that the clutch pedal and brake pedal pivot on. It says to use engine oil. I see an small open hole that faces toward the ground. Is this it and should the hole be facing towards the top as to prevent the lube from just dripping out. It is not threaded or i would put a grease fitting in it . What would be a better lube other than engine oil?

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Sometimes felt washer(s) on the shaft beside the pedals was used to provide the oil. Just wet up the washer and it seeps in. But of course engine oil is a wetting agent and every bit of dust passing will stick to it and make a wonderful grinding past in the shaft. That is what they did, though!

 

My experience of this is 1939 Studebaker and 1930 Dodge Brothers 8. Maybe your Dodge will be similar.

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