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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586084
19/07/19 05:53 AM
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Agree with Luddite, i have 2 Wanner grease guns, the first i bought 54 years ago, the 2nd i bougnt from ebay secondhand £25. Wanner is the grease guns of choice.
You should then contact "The Nipple Shop" and source one of thier Remote greasing kits for Morgan. It consists of 2 x 2 nipple manifolds, one located on each of the inner wings and connected to the upper and lower grease points with poly tube. About an hour installation time. A great bit of kit, it allows easy greasing, you only need to lift the bonnets, great when you're touring.

Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Lowflyer] #586085
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Originally Posted by Lowflyer
Agree with Luddite, i have 2 Wanner grease guns, the first i bought 54 years ago, the 2nd i bougnt from ebay secondhand £25. Wanner is the grease guns of choice.
You should then contact "The Nipple Shop" and source one of thier Remote greasing kits for Morgan. It consists of 2 x 2 nipple manifolds, one located on each of the inner wings and connected to the upper and lower grease points with poly tube. About an hour installation time. A great bit of kit, it allows easy greasing, you only need to lift the bonnets, great when you're touring.

I have exactly the same grease gun setup but I prefer to jack the car up to grease the kingpins rather than fit the remote kit. It gives me a chance to look under the car and make sure nothing's dropped off plus it's a great conversation starter when touring.


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586098
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I have the remote kit and have my routine sorted now
1. Release bonnet catches both sides. Raise one side. Grab some kitchen roll
2. Put on gloves ( purloined from garage forecourt)
3. Remove two nipple caps
4 grab gun and put 3 squirts in blue, one in red
5. Wipe excess with kitchen roll and replace nipple caps, lower bonnet
6. Raise the other side bonnet and remove nipple caps
7 Repeat greasing
8. Repeat wipe excess and replace nipple caps
9. Stash grease gun
10. Reach under each kingpin and inner wheel rim and feel for any excess
11. Remove gloves and close bonnet catches

Takes about 2 minutes, and no muck on my nice trousers and shirt.
When touring this allows you to have that conversation with the chap beside you who is lying underneath his car trying to locate his grease nipples in the dark.😙


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: SFG] #586100
19/07/19 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by SFG

When touring this allows you to have that conversation with the chap beside you who is lying underneath his car trying to locate his grease nipples in the dark.😙


While someone else does the dance of the light sensor to keep the underground garage lights on.


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586101
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I remember it well. I was the one under the car!


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: SFG] #586102
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+1 on this :-)
Originally Posted by SFG
I have the remote kit and have my routine sorted now
1. Release bonnet catches both sides. Raise one side. Grab some kitchen roll
2. Put on gloves ( purloined from garage forecourt)
3. Remove two nipple caps
4 grab gun and put 3 squirts in blue, one in red
5. Wipe excess with kitchen roll and replace nipple caps, lower bonnet
6. Raise the other side bonnet and remove nipple caps
7 Repeat greasing
8. Repeat wipe excess and replace nipple caps
9. Stash grease gun
10. Reach under each kingpin and inner wheel rim and feel for any excess
11. Remove gloves and close bonnet catches

Takes about 2 minutes, and no muck on my nice trousers and shirt.
When touring this allows you to have that conversation with the chap beside you who is lying underneath his car trying to locate his grease nipples in the dark.😙



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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: SFG] #586119
19/07/19 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SFG
I remember it well. I was the one under the car!


With the smallest grease gun I have ever seen IIRC.

Good trip that one.

I have fitted a remote greasing kit now. It makes things a lot easier. I also have the grease gun mounted under the bonnet - one less thing to store inside the car when touring.


Paul
Costock, UK
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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586121
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Good idea Paul - photo please?


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: SFG] #586134
19/07/19 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SFG
Good idea Paul - photo please?


For you sir, of course.

Forgive the scruffy microfibre cloths - I use old ones as a wiper when touring and also to keep the grease gun in place. I might get around to making a posh lid one day. But then again ...

Just be careful of the clearance to the bonnet - a first attempt at a lid using 12mm plastic wood fouled the bonnet and marked the underbonnet paint - schoolboy error!

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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586140
19/07/19 01:17 PM
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Paul,
how does the grease stand up to the under bonnet heat? Doesn't it tend to drip from the nozzle?


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