Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2020, 10:42 AM   #1
Ruth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Glide, Oregon
Posts: 652
Default U-Joint Inner Cap

Something I should know but can't remember. Is there a certain position of the two holes in the U-Joint Inner Cap. The inner cap will fit in any position as the bolt holes are evenly space. I know some will only go on two ways because the bolt holes are not spaced evenly.

Thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Cap 2.jpg (10.4 KB, 6 views)
__________________
"Sometimes you really DO need to read the whole thread"

Last edited by Ruth; 07-20-2020 at 11:04 AM.
Ruth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 11:03 AM   #2
Dean Lemoine
Senior Member
 
Dean Lemoine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Dahlonega, Ga
Posts: 159
Default Re: U-Joint Inner Cap

The holes should be at 3 and 9 o’clock.
Dean Lemoine is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-20-2020, 11:05 AM   #3
Ruth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Glide, Oregon
Posts: 652
Default Re: U-Joint Inner Cap

Thanks Dean.
__________________
"Sometimes you really DO need to read the whole thread"
Ruth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 12:32 PM   #4
Bob C
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 7,106
Default Re: U-Joint Inner Cap

You can't put the holes at 12-6. They will go 11-5, 1-7 or 3-9.
Bob C is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 01:19 PM   #5
Big hammer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 2,135
Default Re: U-Joint Inner Cap

Wrong or right I line the holes up with the grease fitting allowing a clear path !
__________________
Don't force it with a little hammer tap, tap, tap
get a bigger hammer tap done
Big hammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2020, 12:59 PM   #6
rotorwrench
Senior Member
 
rotorwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 12,039
Default Re: U-Joint Inner Cap

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
The inner cap has to hold the U-joint lubricant in there or it will try to leak out around the bell and clam shells. This is why they finally tried to align them with the horizontal and not the vertical. The hole alignment also depends on whether it has equal bolt spacing or non equal spacing. Early ones didn't have the holes.

The later Ford cars used a mix of soda soap and gear lube for the U-joint cavity. Ford only called out "grease" for the model A U-joint service. It counted on transmission oil seepage as part of it's lubrication.

Last edited by rotorwrench; 07-21-2020 at 01:08 PM.
rotorwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2020, 01:29 PM   #7
The Master Cylinder
Senior Member
 
The Master Cylinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 505
Default Re: U-Joint Inner Cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big hammer View Post
Wrong or right I line the holes up with the grease fitting allowing a clear path !
But isn't the grease fitting on the U-Joint side of the Inner Cap @ ~5 o'clock? The grease from the grease fitting does not have to pass thru the holes to get to the U-Joint.
__________________
The Master Cylinder

Enjoying life at the beach in SoCal...
The Master Cylinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2020, 05:27 PM   #8
rotorwrench
Senior Member
 
rotorwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 12,039
Default Re: U-Joint Inner Cap

The pressure lube fitting in on the bearing retainer. It will go right into the U-joint cavity. Getting it to go anywhere else is another thing. A person might end up with some inside the transmission if they keep on pumping. That's why a lot of folks pull the speedo drive so they can tell its full.

The later V8 Fords have a bit different set up since the retainer became part of the rear engine mount. The pressure fitting can get a fairly close alignment with the inner cap on those.

Last edited by rotorwrench; 07-23-2020 at 05:34 PM.
rotorwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 AM.