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Old 07-27-2007, 11:13 PM
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Hub Grease Cap

This may be the dumbest question lately. I'm having a devil of a time putting new hub grease covers on my 1950 Ford Car. Mac's catalog lists a 1 15/16 ID (1.9375).
I cant get them on at all ...just a little bit too thick walled (OD). P/n on it is 51A-1139. I tried jacking the wheels off the ground to assure no load was on them.
Finally I got so mad I ground down the walls an got em on...then promptly lost one
probably took too much off.

In another section of their book the list a B5A-1171-A for 49-59 Ford Cars.This one way too small @ 1 25/32 (1.0781) (ID). I even tried one of them! Way off.

Is there a trick to this I'm missing? I know I used to take em on and off all the time.
Course that was 40 years ago. I just brought this car out of mothballs

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My first concern is where they are made. Lots of CHICOM crap coming through that is of questionable quality at best.

Have you tried NAPA?

How are you trying to tap them in?
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Re: Mac's hub grease cap

I've had a few problems now and then with parts from Mac's. Front wheel seals for a 54 had wrong id, then the replacements had the correct id, but the wrong od. Rear springs had incorrect eye bushings and an E cable was for a wagon. Agravating, but parts is a tough business. I'm in it with trucks.
You wouldn't believe how many times Mack makes me look like an idiot. Joe
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Thanks fellers it helps to get this kind of feedback. Specially when something this simple frustrates me
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Have you tried NAPA?
NAPA~!!!!!!! just take a set of calipers and measure inside the hub....then get caps for that size. One thing that I have learned on fords....never trust the catalog.
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