May I add my 2 bob's worth?
I have just completed a "front end conversion" from the oil system ( kept getting oil on my disk brake rotor) to the more logical greasing of the king pins system).
Regarding the oil lube pipes, I have squeezed the ends flat and tied them up out of the way.
I have screwed in a grease nipple to fill the hole in the new kingpin hole in the top.
I was advised by dealer NOT to grease this nipple.
It apparently fills and congeals grease outside the exit hole for the oiler system and just collects grit etc and serves no purpose to the lubrication of the king pin!
I now worry that if a malfunction on the oiling valve happened, would oil be pumped out of the engine, now that the exits of the pipes are not sealed (into top of kingpins?)
should I remove the pipe on the block and blank it of permanently ?
I want to leave the old archaic oiling system in place for authenticity only!
now we would both be authentic
what are your views on these questions guys?