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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Have steering shaft on Speedex that drops down thru small thin tube to frame. Did have a grease fitting there. Stripped out or something, can't get another in there. Didn't want to diss-assemble  whole tractor for simple thing. I have tried welding 1/4" nuts on tubes befoe and thought looked good, till I squirted grease in, then it came out the sides of tube, just pass the bass of where you tacked them on. More welding needed, and hard to do that small. This tube is small and grease on it now, so don't think good idea to try here. Got to thinking they need to invent a clamp over fitting that could wrap the tube and mount say with hose clamps or small u-bolt type thing.  Ugly, yes, but might be handy.  Is there something like this out there already??  Could be a crimped on zerk, not really replaceable cept by buying another new device to clamp on.  Might need a gasket or seal between it and tube?  Pretty small and needs details, bet expensive and hard to make. I'ld try one if available.



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Posted November 02, 2015 - 07:52 PM

In those situations rather than try and weld a nut on a curved surface, which is darn hard to do and get sealed off, I drill a small, 1/8" to 3/16"  hole in the tube and use a pointed gun attachment to put the grease in where you want it.  Different attachments have different size tips so have to experiment with what you have.


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Posted November 02, 2015 - 07:56 PM

There are those things for 1/2" copper water lines. They clamp on and seal, then hook a smaller water line, say 1/4" to it and run it to a fridge, or coffee maker, or furnace humidifier. I think that's what you are thinking about, but I don't know how you would put a grease nipple into it. Welding it in ??? Naa, that would ruin the gasket. Don't know.
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Posted November 02, 2015 - 08:01 PM

This is what I did last week or so. Have not tryed grease in it yet. Welded on with gas torch and bronze. Noel

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 08:16 PM

While in the service I have seen stepped zerk fittings that were used when the previous fitting would strip out. Not sure this is the kind of thing that would help you though. On larger applications of steam pipes we use a clamp and seal fitting which you could adapt with a grease fitting but I have never seen them smaller than an inch or two.
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Posted November 02, 2015 - 08:52 PM

Can you get to it close enough to use one of the drive in zerks Just drill the hole enough smaller than the zero that you can drive it in?

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 10:17 PM

How much are you willing to spend? If ya don't like plastic, we can always step up to the stainless steel!

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 11:03 PM

This is what I did last week or so. Have not tryed grease in it yet. Welded on with gas torch and bronze. Noel

  That's what I'll suggest also. Saw a 1/8" pipe coupling in half, grind the cut end to fit the curvature and braze it on.

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Posted November 03, 2015 - 04:18 AM

How about JB weld? just has to seal

worth a try as it seems JB weld is the go to on here



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Posted November 03, 2015 - 07:35 AM

You may have to modify it, but this might work.image.jpg
It's a piercing valve to put on a refrigerant line. They come in many diff sizes, but IDK if there is one that big.
In the threaded part is a schrader valve, but I see no reason why you couldn't drill and tap for a grease fitting.
Probably have to get rid of the piercing piece? Anyways, it's an idea.

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Posted November 03, 2015 - 08:09 AM

Cat, like that I think. Can't see the nipple on it being black picture???  They have those in smaller sizes? This tube is about 3/4 to 1" diameter, would really have to measure. Think steering shaft is 3/4, so tube is bigger outside then at least. 1-1/8?  PM me a price and on steel one too for small one if near this size.



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Posted November 03, 2015 - 02:59 PM

It all depends on how much money you have. If you can afford it someone can build it.



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Posted November 03, 2015 - 06:00 PM

Just knock that nut off and install a press in grease zerk in the hole...




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