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    Where do I get the graphite spring lube used for 1950 Champion deluxe rear springs?

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    quote:Originally posted by 50starlite

    Where do I get the graphite spring lube used for 1950 Champion deluxe rear springs?
    To tell the truth, I have a '50 and I didn't know that there was a special lube. I wonder if it would do good for my other Studebakers? Was it something that you saw in the service manual? Any part numbers? Thanks in advance!

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com
    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com

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    • #3

      Sonny,

      This lube was called out in my owners manual and shop manual for my model 50 Champion Deluxe. It is not to be used on all Studebakers of that era. There are actual grease fittings on my car.

      Regards,

      Dick Lee

      quote:Originally posted by Sonny

      quote:Originally posted by 50starlite

      Where do I get the graphite spring lube used for 1950 Champion deluxe rear springs?
      To tell the truth, I have a '50 and I didn't know that there was a special lube. I wonder if it would do good for my other Studebakers? Was it something that you saw in the service manual? Any part numbers? Thanks in advance!

      Sonny
      http://RacingStudebakers.com

      Dick
      Mountain Home, AR
      http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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      • #4
        Thanks Starlite. Was the lube to be used in the spring eye bushings or between the leafs? It does make me wonder why it was a Deluxe only thing. Mebbe it was the composition of the spring eye bushing material. If the bushings have been replaced it's probably not needed. Being it's a graphite type lube, it implies contact or interference, ("crush"), protection. Thanks again......

        Sonny
        http://RacingStudebakers.com
        Sonny
        http://RacingStudebakers.com

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        • #5
          The rear springs are covered with a steel wrap. (Stainless steel?)
          The zerk (spelling?) lub point for the graphite lube is on the spring wrap, not the bushings.

          Dick


          quote:Originally posted by Sonny

          Thanks Starlite. Was the lube to be used in the spring eye bushings or between the leafs? It does make me wonder why it was a Deluxe only thing. Mebbe it was the composition of the spring eye bushing material. If the bushings have been replaced it's probably not needed. Being it's a graphite type lube, it implies contact or interference, ("crush"), protection. Thanks again......

          Sonny
          http://RacingStudebakers.com

          Dick
          Mountain Home, AR
          http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by 50starlite

            The rear springs are covered with a steel wrap. (Stainless steel?)
            The zerk (spelling?) lub point for the graphite lube is on the spring wrap, not the bushings.

            Dick


            quote:Originally posted by Sonny

            Thanks Starlite. Was the lube to be used in the spring eye bushings or between the leafs? It does make me wonder why it was a Deluxe only thing. Mebbe it was the composition of the spring eye bushing material. If the bushings have been replaced it's probably not needed. Being it's a graphite type lube, it implies contact or interference, ("crush"), protection. Thanks again......

            Sonny
            http://RacingStudebakers.com
            Ah! OK, I knew that! (Duh..... <LOL&gt What I didn't know was that they had a grease fitting on the spring wrap. That sounds like it could get messy, and I can see why they wouldn't have used it on too many other cars. At first blush it sounds like a neat idea, (especially here in Yew Nork), but I'm guessing that one spring could empty a grease gun on a "dry" spring. Thanks a million Dick!

            Sonny
            http://RacingStudebakers.com
            Sonny
            http://RacingStudebakers.com

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            • #7
              Probably the standard springs didn't need to be lubed because there were nylon (I think?) "buttons" on top of each leaf end or full length insulators between leaves (depending on year) to allow them to slide without wearing or making noise. Of course I've never owned a Stude earlier than '56 and the few I've worked on older than that I really don't remember looking at the springs too closely.

              nate
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              55 Commander Starlight
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