OK, it is actually summer maintenance at this point. But better late than never. The poor Studebaker has not been getting much love lately because I have been spending a ton of time on my Jeep Jeepster. But I am planning on doing some work this summer on the rear suspension.
I greased the chassis and lubed a bunch of stuff. The only tricky thing this year was the rear universal joint. My grease gun will not fit inside the joint so I had to unbolt the driveshaft from the differential then pump grease in while keeping the whole thing from flying apart. It worked but I need to figure out a better way.
I pulled the plugs. They look pretty healthy. Maybe a little bit sooty but I am OK with it. I also changed the oil and filter and topped off all the fluids.
I rotated the tires. When I checked the log book I found I had a whole 1500 miles on the car since the last rotation. Maybe I will let that go a few years.
This morning I cleaned the car inside and out and we are ready for another summer.