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FURY
Posted 2013-08-18 8:52 PM (#392098)
Subject: Grease caps



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Hi all.
When I restored my 57 Fury I installed new grease caps on the front brake drums.
Recently I found that I was constantly needing to tighten up the wheel bearing/it was always coming loose.
Upon inspection I found that the wheel bearing and associated grease seemed to have a lot of metal filings in it, obviously wearing away at the bearing.
Upon inspection of the grease cap I could see where it was coming from. The inside of the grease cap showed evidence of rotary wear on the inside end of the cap, where the end of the stub axle had been grinding the inside of the grease cap as the drum goes round, obviously the wrong size grease cap/too short.
Does anybody have a supplier for the longer correct size grease caps to suit 57 Plymouth?
Glenn.
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FURY
Posted 2013-08-18 11:26 PM (#392138 - in reply to #392098)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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That sounds awesome Richard, I only need 2.
Can you give me the measurements to be sure that they will work? O/D of the round part that slips inside the drum, and depth from the base of the collar to the end, internal.
Cheers!
Glenn.

rbmain - 2013-08-19 3:10 PM

I bought a bag of caps on eBay a long time ago that work good on my 56 Plymouths. They look to be OEM. You can have a pair for the cost of shipping to NZ.
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rbmain
Posted 2013-08-19 2:43 AM (#392159 - in reply to #392098)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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FURY
Posted 2013-08-19 2:46 AM (#392160 - in reply to #392159)
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No it's just that I am unsure if 56 Plymouth is the same grease cap as 57 Plymouth. 57 was a big model year change. Never mind, let me know what the postage will be. Can I pay you with Paypal? Don't forget to add a little on for the Paypal commission charge. I don't want you to be out of pocket.
Cheers,
Glenn.
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MOPAR-TO-YA
Posted 2013-08-19 3:25 PM (#392286 - in reply to #392159)
Subject: Re: Grease caps


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rbmain - 2013-08-19 1:43 AM

Looking a Gift Horse in the mouth?
You know how much time can be wasted by not getting parts that will fit? Especially oversea's. Time that could be spent looking eleswhere. When I go to a parts place several miles from home, I sometimes make the sales person upset because I take the part out of the box and inspect it before paying. MANY times I have been glad to have that habit. ....................................MO
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rbmain
Posted 2013-08-19 3:55 PM (#392291 - in reply to #392098)
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OK, when I open up a Parts Place and sell grease caps for money, I won't be surprised by ingratitude. Anyway, offer withdrawn.
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Posted 2013-08-19 5:38 PM (#392320 - in reply to #392286)
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MOPAR-TO-YA - 2013-08-19 3:25 PM

rbmain - 2013-08-19 1:43 AM

Looking a Gift Horse in the mouth?
You know how much time can be wasted by not getting parts that will fit? Especially oversea's. Time that could be spent looking eleswhere. When I go to a parts place several miles from home, I sometimes make the sales person upset because I take the part out of the box and inspect it before paying. MANY times I have been glad to have that habit. ....................................MO




i piss em off by askin 3-4 times if they are sure it's correct . then i tell em i'm really gettin tired of gettin the wrong parts time after
time . the looks i get in return are priceless but like i really care what they think . it's my cash they're gettin --------------------------later
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FURY
Posted 2013-08-19 7:31 PM (#392338 - in reply to #392291)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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Hi Richard.
I certainly did not mean to offend, and I could really use those grease caps, if you would reconsider.
Glenn.

No it's just that I am unsure if 56 Plymouth is the same grease cap as 57 Plymouth. 57 was a big model year change. Never mind, let me know what the postage will be. Can I pay you with Paypal? Don't forget to add a little on for the Paypal commission charge. I don't want you to be out of pocket.
Cheers,
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MOPAR-TO-YA
Posted 2013-08-20 1:33 AM (#392383 - in reply to #392138)
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rbmain - 2013-08-19 3:10 PM

I bought a bag of caps on eBay a long time ago that work good on my 56 Plymouths. They look to be OEM. You can have a pair for the cost of shipping to NZ.
This is odd. It shows up as a quote in Fury's post, but does not show up on my PC as a post. Guess the gift horse comment isn't quite so rude after all. .........................MO
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FURY
Posted 2013-08-20 10:39 PM (#392599 - in reply to #392383)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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MO.
Yes I thought that strange too. I can only guess that Richard deleted his post because he retracted his offer.
For the life of me I cannot see what I said to offend him, I just want to save everyone the hassle of shipping incorrect parts internationally, after all, it is the fact that I have incorrect parts now that is my reason for wanting to find the correct parts, and I wouldn't have a clue if 56 and 57 Plymouth grease caps are the same or not, I don't know anybody around here who has a 56 Plymouth I can look at..
These incorrect parts, if installed and left uninspected as they grind away at the bearings, could eventually cause a complete failure of the wheel bearings and subsequent possible carnage.
I guess I'm still looking...
Glenn.

MOPAR-TO-YA - 2013-08-20 5:33 PM

rbmain - 2013-08-19 3:10 PM

I bought a bag of caps on eBay a long time ago that work good on my 56 Plymouths. They look to be OEM. You can have a pair for the cost of shipping to NZ.
This is odd. It shows up as a quote in Fury's post, but does not show up on my PC as a post. Guess the gift horse comment isn't quite so rude after all. .........................MO
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MOPAR-TO-YA
Posted 2013-08-21 12:56 AM (#392613 - in reply to #392599)
Subject: Re: Grease caps


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FURY - 2013-08-20 9:39 PM

MO.
Yes I thought that strange too. I can only guess that Richard deleted his post because he retracted his offer.
For the life of me I cannot see what I said to offend him, I just want to save everyone the hassle of shipping incorrect parts internationally, after all, it is the fact that I have incorrect parts now that is my reason for wanting to find the correct parts, and I wouldn't have a clue if 56 and 57 Plymouth grease caps are the same or not, I don't know anybody around here who has a 56 Plymouth I can look at..
These incorrect parts, if installed and left uninspected as they grind away at the bearings, could eventually cause a complete failure of the wheel bearings and subsequent possible carnage.
I guess I'm still looking...
Glenn.


Glenn, yes I understood completely your situation. Sorry to have made one of your sources to take offense. Hope you soon find the bearing caps you need................MO



MOPAR-TO-YA - 2013-08-20 5:33 PM

rbmain - 2013-08-19 3:10 PM

I bought a bag of caps on eBay a long time ago that work good on my 56 Plymouths. They look to be OEM. You can have a pair for the cost of shipping to NZ.
This is odd. It shows up as a quote in Fury's post, but does not show up on my PC as a post. Guess the gift horse comment isn't quite so rude after all. .........................MO
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58coupe
Posted 2013-08-21 11:19 AM (#392656 - in reply to #392098)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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I am sure I have 2 57 caps but they are going to be "well used". I will look tonight.
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FURY
Posted 2013-08-22 12:02 AM (#392802 - in reply to #392656)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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Well if nothing else it would be good to know what size caps I am supposed to have.
Thanks,
Glenn.
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FURY
Posted 2013-09-06 1:22 AM (#395782 - in reply to #392656)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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Big thanks to Rolland for sorting me out with a couple of grease caps.
Pictures attached of one of the nice newish correct ones from Rolland, a rusty correct one from a local parts car, and the shorter after market cap I had on the car.
Looking at the correct caps against the caps I had on the car it is little wonder they were being scored by the end of the stub axle and falling off into the wheelcover-the correct ones are much taller. I can't remember where I got these incorrect caps from, maybe Ebay, but something to look out for.
Glenn.

58coupe - 2013-08-22 3:19 AM

I am sure I have 2 57 caps but they are going to be "well used". I will look tonight.


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56D500boy
Posted 2018-10-06 2:09 AM (#571194 - in reply to #395782)
Subject: Re: Grease caps



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Dredging up this old thread after a search. I discovered the other day that Dorman makes new dust/grease caps. However, I just don't know what size my 56 Dodge would need.

https://www.dormanproducts.com/c-771-wheel-hub-dust-caps.aspx

Perhaps this 1 and 13/16" 13996?


Dust Cap 1-13/16 Dia. | 13996 | 3/4 Top

OR ???



Edited by 56D500boy 2018-10-06 2:10 AM
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