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Old 11-27-2008, 07:19 AM
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My Pig odometer is sticking, only turns over ocassionally.

I have secured a spare speedometer out of another '74. I think someone has gone through it before as the 1/10's digit wheel is black, not white.

Anyway, I plan on pulling the speedo in the Pig and marrying the two.

My question is, once I pull the odo from my Pig and clean the old crusty lube (presumeably), what is a suitable lube to rebuild with?

Obviously we want something long-lasting and stable, won't stiffen up in the cold, won't attract dust.

I was thinking about CLP (Cleans, Lubricates, Protects). It is a firearm lube. I could not find the CLP brand yesterday, but I got the Remington euqivalent.

Any advice before I tear into this over the long weekend?
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:25 AM
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My Pig odometer is sticking, only turns over ocassionally.

I have secured a spare speedometer out of another '74. I think someone has gone through it before as the 1/10's digit wheel is black, not white.

Anyway, I plan on pulling the speedo in the Pig and marrying the two.

My question is, once I pull the odo from my Pig and clean the old crusty lube (presumeably), what is a suitable lube to rebuild with?

Obviously we want something long-lasting and stable, won't stiffen up in the cold, won't attract dust.

I was thinking about CLP (Cleans, Lubricates, Protects). It is a firearm lube. I could not find the CLP brand yesterday, but I got the Remington euqivalent.

Any advice before I tear into this over the long weekend?

I used Vasoline and a toothpick when I did my 1964 FJ-40's a kazillian years ago. Still working....or at least it did two years ago when I disabled the gray beast again....
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:36 AM
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I used Vasoline and a toothpick when I did my 1964 FJ-40's a kazillian years ago. Still working....or at least it did two years ago when I disabled the gray beast again....
Won't that attract a lot of dust?
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Won't that attract a lot of dust?
Probably......when I did it it'sa what I had and maybe the dust helped lubricate it over the years. Most anything but dry lube will attract dust dry lube will not pass the test of time!
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:29 PM
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What do you think about my CLP idea???
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What do you think about my CLP idea???
Should work great! Thats great stuff! Gubs get real sticky in cold weather if you don't use good lube!
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I would recommend powdered graphite or a Teflon based grease.
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I use white lithium grease.
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Thanks guys!
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O-k, a friend at work advised against CLP on plastic as he was afraid it may soften the plastic.

So I rebuilt the odo using graphite. Got a quick drive in, and she clicked over 4 miles no trouble.

When I pulled the odometer out, it was plenty sticky, hard to turn
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