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jord

Extra hole in drive tube

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Cannot find any reference as to a grease fitting or plug in the drive tube of a 1939 LZ 4 door. The hole is 5/16 in diameter and machined smooth, located about 2 inches behind the speedometer take off at the five o'clock position looking at the rear of the engine 

 Thanks again to everyone for your help

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Thanks Ken, looks like some parts may have been changed over the years, right now I look up the hole and only see splines. I have installed the bearing so  I may have to take things apart to get a measurement as to it's location and drill a new hole for a fitting.Thanks

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Definitely the splines, could be the drive tube was changed out before I purchased the car, thought nothing of it because when I removed the bearing it was well lubricated but now I think it was because my universal bearing and cap were leaking. I will try to get a photo of the set up.

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Ken, you were right, I panicked because there never was a grease fitting and with brighter light I saw  the needle bearing. I just found out that  they did use press in fittings that would explain all. Will try and make photo's smaller next time

Thanks

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Check with some of the Early Ford suppliers such as Macs . They sell the fittings and the driver to install those fittings. 

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Hi Jord,

Should that grease nipple on top of  clamshell be underneath for access from  under car once  top floor panel goes back on?  My 38 LZ. only  has grease nipple in lower clamshell  passenger side . Maybe  the clamshell just needs turning 180 degrees.   

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Thanks everyone, ordered press in fittings from Mac's and when they arrive I will install them then  grease her up and try and get her on the road for a test run. if all goes well body work will be next. 

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