I don't collect old cans to the extent some folks do but this one was full and only $10. I was assembling a spring today a though this old stuff would be great for that. I opened the can and this neat caramel colored stuff was inside. It had dried out a little but looked just like stuff you clean out of old grease cups. It was much cheaper than the new stuff and I will try it in various places. It should be as good as what T's had years ago.
I use that old grease on the rails on my fork lift. Scott
I would certainly use it on a T. Opinions will vary.
My dad used to blend in some used motor oil with the grease he bought back on the farm. He swore by it for use on farm machinery and the vehicles we had
Mix some with water and see if it turns to soap.
I get all of my grease the same way.
I can remember back in the '50s, you could still buy Cup Grease at Pep Boys. Not any more.
Makes a delicious dessert topping !
With a name like "Smuckers", it hasta be good !
My grandfather that was in the train wreck later went to operating a bull dozer. I have the 5 gallon grease bucket he used to fill his grease gun. It is about 1/3 full and still has the wooden stick in it he used to slop it in the gun. I use it sometimes myself on things.I would not be a bit afraid to use it.
I still have some fiber grease I bought to put in the cups on my hit and miss engine.Gooey mess that is. Bought it new at a parts store over 20 years ago.CRC brand I think.
Many years ago when i tried a little farming i bought a 55 gal that had opened at a auction sale for 15.00 if i remember.The 5 16" semi mount sat outside and i greased the iron and coulter's .I also greased the exposed hyd cyl rams.Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
I have this, but there's not enough left in the can to use.
Probably 30 years ago or so, NAPA sold me a 55 gallon barrel of grease that they had scraped out of other barrels they had sold. It was $20 delivered. I've been using it since.
I used to put "new" grease on the 5th wheel, but it would wash out quickly. This cheap grease did the job.
Oh yeah, the barrel is still about half full.
Bud, when I was farming I bought a 5 gal bucket of grease at an auction and I would grease the moldboards on the plow also.
In my opinion, a plow is the best place to use old grease. There are new lubricants on the market that are far better than the common greases from the past. Hydrotex makes a synthetic grease that is expensive, but I feel well worth the cost. We had an articulated tractor that had a high speed driveline at the hinge, with good quality calcium grease, we would have to stop and grease the CV U joint every couple of hours or it would get noisy, we were lucky to get a thousand hours service from the CV joint. I switched to Hydrotex Parasyn 70 grease and could go 8 hours between greasing the joint and I never replaced another CV joint after that in several thousand hours of service. The Hydrotex grease cost 2 to 3 times as much as regular grease, but when you factor in that I was using a fourth as much and getting longer service out of the machines, it was far cheaper. Cheap is cheap, but then it is easy to get bearings and U joints for model Ts so no worry.
If you insist that your T be original you need to use old grease, old gasoline, and old air.
The old air is hard to find!
Old air is easy to find. Just take it out of the inner tubes.
Old air is easy Fred,just pull my finger!!!!!!!!!!! Bud.
Good call Bud. I knew this group would get to the Bottom of things.
I buy grease from a marine supply store that sells grease that is designed for use in boat trailer wheel bearings. I guess that I just feel that any grease designed to protect boat trailer wheel bearings that are subjected to salt water would have to be good for Model T Fords that have many lube points that are not sealed against the effects of "the elements".
Oh,....I forgot to mention that I'll bet Royce Peterson would approve of the boat trailer wheel bearing grease that I use, because it's RED! Ha,ha,......harold (:^)
No thanks. I went back to using brillcreem.
just a dab'll do ya.
Well, yeah Alan, but my wife gets upset when that young blond runs her fingers through my hair!!
Wait a minute, what hair???
Remember Butch Wax??[ Are you still using that greasy kid stuff??] Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
With all that grease things slid down hill quickly!
I wouldn't eat that stuff. It's sure to be rancid. However it should work fine in the car. Unless the thinner oils have separated from the thicker grease, it would still be good lube for the car.
If it's clean I use it with no worries
I am using WW2 cans of grease left over from the great war. Olive drab color cans with black stenciled lables.
This grease is golden in color and fibrous. I use it for wheels bearings, and any surfaces needing some slickum.
My father delt in war surplus back in the day and we ended up with a number of wooden cases of this stuff, which my family members (all antique car restorers) use this stuff.
Ya just can't beat the good old stuff, the new synthetic goo just ain't worth the effort.