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Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby gawiley » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:57 pm

I just noticed that my 1950 cub seems to be missing grease fitting on the J pole. There is a hole in the thing that holds the steering shaft. Should it have a grease fitting? If so what thread size?

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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby Rodney51Cub » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:04 pm

According to the parts diagram it is a 3/16 drive in fitting.
I tapped mine to 1/4-28 and put a threaded one in.

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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby Barnyard » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:13 pm

Most Cubs don't have a fitting. Many people just shoot a couple squirts of oil in the hole.
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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:20 pm

Yes, it was just an oil hole on many of them. If you put in a grease fitting, go light on the grease. It is a great place for excess grease to leap from and land on the operator.

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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:25 pm

Jim Becker wrote:Yes, it was just an oil hole on many of them. If you put in a grease fitting, go light on the grease. It is a great place for excess grease to leap from and land on the operator.

One of my sisters cursed me after she had been mowing for a while and stopped. I had been so diligent in greasing all the zerk fittings, including the one on the steering support bracket. For once she did NOT appreciate my work!! I must admit her shirt was nicely spattered with grease...whodathought!! :lol:
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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby radioguy41 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:44 pm

Barnyard wrote:Most Cubs don't have a fitting. Many people just shoot a couple squirts of oil in the hole.

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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby Glen » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:45 pm

Hi,
Below is a page from the 1950 Cub operator's manual, in the lubrication section.
There isn't a grease fitting there at the steering shaft support, it says use oil for it.
It is number 7 in the pic. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2019.jpg

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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby Barnyard » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:48 pm

Barnyard wrote:Most Cubs don't have a fitting. Many people just shoot a couple squirts of oil in the hole.

Jim Becker wrote:Yes, it was just an oil hole on many of them.

radioguy41 wrote: :Dito:

Glen wrote:There isn't a grease fitting there at the steering shaft support, it says use oil for it.

Yep. I think we pretty much established that. :lol:
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Re: Steering wheel grease fitting size

Postby gawiley » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:46 pm

Thanks all. I will give it some oil tomorrow.


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