today i am doing another front to back inspection just to make sure if anything is loose or needs a cotter pin, also what kind of grease do i use in the cups?
Bazinga. I'm not a fan of mixing stuff but after replacing the outer sleeves on the rear and cleaning everything I used Wolf's Head Red Grease and continued to use it on other fittings. Most times you can't help mixing stuff in cases like this without a tear down but any name brand hi-temp water resistant grease is better than what was available in days of yore. Keep reading Ron. You'll shortly read the name of every major brand made today mentioned here. your choice.
Any kind of grease for automotive use should be fine. Go to the auto parts store. Buy any brand of wheel bearing grease. It will be better than anything Ford ever used when the car was new.
I like Mobil 1 red synthetic grease. It is about $10 for a one pound can.
Any brand of red-colored, high-temperature wheel bearing grease works nicely. While you're at it, you might want to buy one of these.
It's a grease gun accessory that's readily available in places like Pep Boys. If your grease cups are anything like mine, they probably leak over the sides when you screw down the cap after filling them. Of course, that's messy, but more importantly, a lot of the grease doesn't go where you need it. The skinny tip of this gizmo gets pushed right into the stem of the grease cup and the grease gets injected. It works almost as well as a Zerk fitting.
Uncle Pluddy recommends Tracto. It's available from your local Waterloo Boy dealer.
Remember when Pep Boys used to sell cup grease?
I tapped my grease cups with fittings. No more turning for me.....
I typically use grease in my grease cups.