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teippi

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Post Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:51 am

rear axle housing grease fittings

Some previous owner of my servi-car has lost all the rear axle's grease fittings. So little help is needed: what kind of fittings there should be?
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37ULH

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:40 pm

Re: rear axle housing grease fittings

You didn't specify what year that you have but most parts manual will have them listed for your particular year.
If you don't have a manual, i'd suggest picking one up.
If that's not a possibility call your favorite parts supplier(s) and maybe they'll look it up for you.
Go to the local industrial parts supplier and buy a variety and see what fits.
Measure holes and thread count for a closer guess.
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RUBONE

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:56 pm

Re: rear axle housing grease fittings

Harley-Davidson was particularly fond of using 5/16x32 threaded grease fittings. A non standard size. Most aftermarket suppliers can get them.
From your post I get the impression you are not in America. Where are you?
Robbie
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teippi

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:29 pm

Re: rear axle housing grease fittings

You didn't specify what year that you have but most parts manual will have them listed for your particular year.


It's a 1957 with hydraulic rear end. I do have one manual and one part listing but neither have any info on those grease fittings (diameter/tpi).

Harley-Davidson was particularly fond of using 5/16x32 threaded grease fittings. A non standard size.


I'll start from buying those 5/16x32 grease fittings and see if they fit. Just getting used to unc and unf so never even heard of those unef. I'm only familiar with metric system.

From your post I get the impression you are not in America. Where are you?


I'm in Finland so your hunch was correct. ;)

Thanks for replies. I'll post results later.
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MarkBranst

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Post Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:01 pm

Re: rear axle housing grease fittings

Having grown up in Michigan, you sort of learn that whenever you see a last name with a lot of double consonants (p, k, n, etc.) and lots of i's in between, Finnish is a a good first guess ...

Mark

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