[TenTec] PTO grease

Duane Grotophorst n9dg@yahoo.com
Tue, 3 Sep 2002 19:16:05 -0700 (PDT)

There is actually a wide variety of different grease
types used throughout agriculture, some of it is
totally worthless for this application and would gum
up the VFO from the start. So if you do go this route
choose carefully.

The main criteria for selecting a particular grease is
choosing something that won't attack the plastics and
other materials but is also one that isn't as prone to
drying out.

And I'll bet many of you think that some of us are a
bit whacked for debating all those firmware issues;
but hey these older radios have "film-ware" issues of
their own ... ;).


Steve Ellington n4lq@iglou.com Wrote:

Red axel grease is used on farm tractors and wheel
bearings. This is no
doubt what they use. If we could find some that
doesn't dry out, it would
solve the whole problem.
Steve Ellington N4LQ.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Hyder -N4NT-" <N4NT@charter.net>
To: "White, Joseph H." <jhw@rti.org>;
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] PTO grease

> About 3 years ago I rebuilt several PTO's using Phil
Woods bicycle grease.
> It was highly touted as being a great grease.
> The one of those PTO's I was using lately (in a
Triton 544) has gotten
> squirrely to tune -- acts like the grease has gone
or is going bad.  SO, I
> don't recommend that grease for this application.
> Once I talked with Garland down at Ten-Tec about
grease and he told me
> just got it down at the co-op.  I don't know what
kind they got at the
> co-op, but it sure does last better than my fancy
stuff did.
> 73, Mike
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "White, Joseph H." <jhw@rti.org>
> To: <tentec@contesting.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 10:40 AM
> Subject: [TenTec] PTO grease
> | I'm fixing up my Century 21 which has been in
storage in hopes of
> | it.  The grease in the PTO has stiffened from lack
of use, so I'd like
> | relubricate it.  I don't think I need to install a
rebuild kit, because
> this
> | rig has seen very little use.  What kind of grease
should I use?
> |
> |     joe white
> |     WA4GIR

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