Some time ago in my early Studebakering days I tried to grease with only the hand operated type of gun. Tie rod ends were a breeze, upper A arm bushings likewise, steering knuckles not bad but a whole lot of grease ended up on the floor before it appeared at the top, finally the lower A arm bushings – only a lever type gun would get the grease in and that only with a lot of muscle. Finally I saw the light and bought a power gun. This is not a professional grade model but, a handyman special. It works pretty good at around 125 lbs pressure. The new lower A arm bushings being new are very tight. It took repeated pulls of the trigger to keep the pressure up and I only succeeded in getting grease through 3 of the 4 bushings.
This is the culprit – the rear on the drivers side. It refused to let grease pass at even 150+ lbs pressure. I assembled the bushings with a minimum of grease thinking that I would fill them later. I likely got some grease in so I’m going to wait until I’ve driven a few miles and then try again. Hopefully the action will open up a path for the grease. If that doesn’t work I may have to take out the bushing, grease it well and re-install it. Not the best thing to do.
Now all the itty-bitty brake parts are ready for assembly. They are from a later model Lark – a ’63 if I remember right. Time to start on the brakes. What’s missing are the self-adjusting mechanisms. They are in the parts washer and should be ready by the time I need to install them.