I just put a paw and return spring on my handbrake lever and was looking at what I fiqured out to be oil holes on the parts that bolt to the chassis.I thought this was mud or something till I pulled it out.other side had remains but not this much.
Felt in the oil hole.I dont recall ever seeing it in the catalogs either.
This is from a 26.
It is an oil holder. There should be a similier hole in the frame for you to drop in some oil. Some were square.
I reckon that piece of felt was there to hold a little oil, and to keep dirt out of the hole. The felts went missing long ago, and those holes are now typically filled with caked oily dirt. I usually have to drill the dirt out. Since most of our T driving is on pavement these days, there is little dirt floating around under the cars, and a drop of oil now and then should help those parts to last a long time before wearing out.
If you check the lubrication schedule is shows that this controller bracket is to be oiled every 400 miles. Looks like this one has not been oiled in quite awhile.
Will a push in toilet seat type flip top oiler fit that hole?
With the proper size drill,yes it could,but it isn't stock. The purists will hate it. That shaft is not a high maintenance thing.
Couldn't figure out how it was lubed even after I dropped the linkage to repair the emerg handle spring. The brackets looked solid until I cleaned them and found the rock solid felt in the holes. The holes in the frame were blocked also. It didn't even look like holes were there until I probed around a bit and knocked out the crud.
So, from the factory, it just came with the holes? Felt was an accessory?