Over the years I have gotten them in but not with destroying a few, what is the easiest way others
have found to do this. There should be many different ways, I'll try them all. Thanks for your opinions.
I use a wooden dowel with the cap open then just tap them in. Part of the wood goes down inside the oiler to the bottom. I was going to make a fancy one out of brass or Delrin but the wood works.
I tap them in with a plastic shot filled hammer directly on top of the toilet seat type.
I like Kens idea though and will definitely try it next time.
A small block of steel also works well,as long as the hole is good and clean.
Before installing them, check the Ford Service Book to make sure you have them facing the right direction.
Several years ago, I purchased new oilers for the front springs and shackles for my '23 TT that is on my profile picture. The oilers installed on the spring were WAY too tall to allow the shackles to be assembled, so I just removed them. Nothing was mentioned in the catalog about that then, or since that I have noticed. Ever since, I have wondered what everyone else used for these. Just the other day, at the tour in Eureka Springs, I ran into Brian Ostergren, whom I had met at the tour in Fulton MO. in the '90's. He showed me his reworked front axle, and I noticed he had oilers in the springs. He said he got them from Chaffins. I haven't checked with them yet, but I hope they still have them. Kudos to Chaffins(if they still have them!). Dave
Were the original ones made of steel? I doubt if they were because back during the 20's aluminum was considered a precious metal. Jim Patrick
Correction: I doubt if they were aluminum, as they are these days, because back during the '20's, aluminum was considered a precious metal. Steel ones would not be nearly so prone to collapse or damage during installation because they are so much harder than soft aluminum. Are steel ones available? Jim Patrick
All the ones I've seen are steel, zinc plated.