While attending a car meet yesterday in our 14 T Roadster, I asked a Model A owner what oil he was using in the steering box of his 29 Model A Coup? I have one in Phoenix and the steering box leaks the good old 600 weight oil.
His response was "Penrite Steering Box Oil". Since switching to this oil, he has not had a leak for 3 years. Has any A owners tried this oil?
check out cornhead grease half way down in this thread.
Never heard of putting oil in the steering gear box on a Model T.I just use grease.
Thanx for the info, great link with super pics.
I take it the farm boys know of this grease!
I'll bet a few of the farm girls know of that grease too!
I've used the Penrite Steering Box Lube on a Model A - it does help reduce leaking and it does seem to self-level. Here is a link to the product:
I bought it at Restoration Supply.
If 600W leaks out just fill it with regular grease and call it good. No need for special stuff.
Never use any kind of bearing grease in the steering box of a Model A unless you want to rebuild it soon. Use 600 WT only, bearing grease will press away from the sector and cause it to wear prematurely.
Great help that is the info I needed.
thanx to all
IIRC, Ford started out using grease, but switched to 600W after some early failures.