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You fill the cap with grease. I use a six inch ruler as a spatula.

You screw the cap down to force the grease into the line and once your cap bottoms out it needs to be refilled. 
My early cars have these on all grease points and a quarter turn per driving day keeps things lubricated without over greasing.

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Many of these have hardened grease in the them from not being used and heat. SOME of them need disassembled and grease forced through the tube. Clear them so the new grease gets where it needs to be. I cheat. I have extra caps for several sizes and drilled and taped them for grease fittings. That way grease is pushed in under about 2000 lbs of pressure. It doesn't take much  grease to make things happy. That particular one goes to the throwout bearing. 

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A more important reason to use the very heavy oil is that in top the layshaft is not driven so it is the oil that transfers some movement from the main shaft to the layshaft. Using thinner oil makes gear changing difficult and the resulting noise rather embarrassing. 
 

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As a purist, this is one of my reasons I believe in maintaining the originality and integrity of the vehicle whenever it's feasibly possible depending on one's budget and goals. 

 

In this photo I highlighted the relief valve (at the bottom) and the fitting that your oil dash gauge should connect to originally. The current set up does not lend itself to a true connection to the dash gauge setup as it looks like it's missing the gauge bypass fitting and instead connects directly. As the next owner down the line, it's always tricky figuring out what the resolution is if done incorrectly before by a prior caretaker.

 

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7 hours ago, LastFrontierDodge said:

Best source for vacuum fuel pump fittings? Thank you. 2FFE4FFF-BEFF-47F7-816E-632DDC358CD0.jpeg.890d30a49bc92e7d1ef67fd328b7d0f1.jpeg

Is there a model Number on raised area? 
You will need a rebuild kit that is available thru Meyers Dodge parts.

i suggest your disassemble the vacuum tank and verify condition of inner and outer tanks. If water was present they may be rusted. Also purchase the following from DB club store.

 

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This my operating Stewart Vacuum tank.

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12 hours ago, LastFrontierDodge said:

Best source for vacuum fuel pump fittings? Thank you. 2FFE4FFF-BEFF-47F7-816E-632DDC358CD0.jpeg.890d30a49bc92e7d1ef67fd328b7d0f1.jpeg

I've bought brass fittings for my fuel lines and vacuum tank at my local hardware store.

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Attach it outside and connect to the screw the yellow terminal is on. I would put the distributor in a machine to find out if the the points fire at exactly the same time or a few degrees off. MOST fire off about 2 or 3 degrees. It makes a difference. Unless you already knew this. 

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