Just replaced the babbit in my rear axle,the front part of the driveshaft housing where the ball is has about a 1/2 hole in it does it face up or down,took it apart and didnt see it until I went to put it back togeather, thanks
the hole lines up with the grease cup in the cap. should be up really, but either would work i suppose
I have a Warford, so mine faces down so it's easier to get to. The driveshaft one is a zerk fitting, hopefully Lang's will get moved in to their new building and start making the big brass one with a zerk fitting again.
I've seen a number of cars where the hole was on the bottom and the ball cap and bushing lube point had zerk fittings. I wouldn't trust a grease cup on the bottom as you could easily loose the cap.
UP only! The grease cup goes on top. From 09 to 27!
I put mine down with a Zerk fitting for ease of access.
I put mine up and added a 90 degree zerk for access. No need to take out the floor.
Guess as long as the hole in the drive shaft tube ball lines up so the grease goes in if you use a zerk it should not matter.
If you have it on the bottom you'll have a hard time getting grease up to the top of the ball. I simply used an elbow at the top so gravity moves the grease down as you drive. doesn't need much.
BTW Does that new Layne leak at the shifters?
Hi Gene, Yup...but there is a fix, see this link for some discussion a few years ago.
Wayne, in my experience, the breather installed on the later KC Warfords certainly slows down the leak, but I would not call it a fix.
I vented mine by drilling the filler plug and fitting a hose barb and a piece of plastic hose which terminated just under the floorboards. I wired a king pin oiler into the end as a dust cap. It simply pumped oil up higher and out the end of the hose. Not to be outdone, I installed a longer hose, up through the body, over the gas tank and part way down the other side, and still it passed oil.
The McMaster car sintered bronze breather, fitted as they now come from Layne, is better, but the breather itself still passes oil, and oil still seeps past the selector rails. I just live with it now.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
I'm wondering where the babbit in your rear axle is? You have me puzzled.
I think he is talking about the thrust washers.
Model A's have a hole drilled in the shifting tower for venting, maybe that would work.
Here's a easy way to fix those leaky shifter rods on the Warfords. I have to give Credit to Ed Archer for the tip.
Remove the shifter lid and the shifter rods. Go to hardware store and get a piece of copper tubing just large enough to fit over the shifter rod and 4 end caps. Open up the holes in the lid slightly on the outside just enough to fit the copper tubes in and then replace the shifter rods thru the copper sleaves. Install the caps on the end, no more leaking!
I used epoxy to glue the copper to the alum and solder at the ends for the copper.
Thanks ED, works perfect!