Old British cars need grease.
Lots of it.
So please make sure to lube your front end, in particular. Or your king pin bushings will wear prematurely. And your car will lose its tight handling and performance and then begin to vibrate on the highway. Many of the cars the arrive in our shop have worn king pin bushings and lack of lubrication is the culprit!
The car shown in the video above arrived without the fulcrum pin grease fitting on the control arm- check out the video to see. We sell all these pieces in our catalog if you need anything – click here for the “A” arm grease fitting and click here for the blanking plug.
Most manuals suggest a 3000 mile interval but I would encourage you to grease your king pins every 1500 miles. Grease is cheap!
There is also one fitting to grease on your steering rack. If you don’t have the original “glove box” manual, you might enjoy the reprint of that vintage publication, it describes routine maintenance and calls out the grease fittings. You can purchase that handy book by clicking here.
Invest in a good grease gun and squirt away!
And don’t forget to take a look at your rack boots next time you inspect your front end, these are often perished from age. We sell those too (of course) and you can find them by clicking here.