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Old 06-14-2018, 02:56 PM
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since I will have a lot of information to ask while improving my 1960 coupe received in May 2017, I am opening a whole thread dedicated to it beside my "window mechanism opened last week : http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22898

To start it, being in the works to have the car ready for our next week trip, I would like to find a list of greasers on (under) the car. I located most of them I guess but I fear I may have missed some. So was wondering if anyone may have a chart/plan for that.

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Old 06-14-2018, 03:10 PM
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In the Technical Resource Library there is a tuneup and lube chart.
http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...be%20Chart.jpg

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Hello everybody

since I will have a lot of information to ask while improving my 1960 coupe received in May 2017, I am opening a whole thread dedicated to it beside my "window mechanism opened last week : http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22898

To start it, being in the works to have the car ready for our next week trip, I would like to find a list of greasers on (under) the car. I located most of them I guess but I fear I may have missed some. So was wondering if anyone may have a chart/plan for that.

Thank you
Eric
There's one in the steering column under the hood.
Don't forget that one
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:13 PM
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Are you talking about the steering connecting link per the Lube chart?
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Are you talking about the steering connecting link per the Lube chart?
There should be a grease nipple on the steering tube itself. Also the steering gearbox needs grease, it will be probably be all dried up in there.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:59 AM
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Here it is
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:57 AM
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Eric, can I inquire into the age and general condition of the motor, as best you can tell?

I will explain my thinking after you reply . . .

best
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John

Well the car has been restored to some extent and is in pretty good condition as far as I can tell.
As for the engine I really can not tell. I have a small leak from the crankshaft and that is about it.
Carb seems new, engine a bit dirty so it has not been rebuilt when the body has been, I think...
Ran it for a few hundred miles so far and run just fine. No heating, added no oil, ...
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Frango

Do you mean grease on the gear box (it's an auto) or oil?
I checkled the level and it is fine. I may change the oil in there jus to make sure a bit later.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:28 PM
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I mean the engine itself. Is it original? Been replaced? rebuilt?

Do you know anything about it?

If the answer is basically: No . . .no idea, consider this

http://www.squarebirds.org/oil_screen.htm

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