Lubrication Chart for ARR Ruby & Variants
(3 bearing engine)

The ARR commenced with chassis no: 249701.

Austin Ruby Lub Chart

Weekly Attentions

1.    With the grease gun charge:
                    Front spring shackle pins (4).
                    Front wheel swivel pins (2).
                    Steering cross tube (2).
                    Styerring side tube joints (2).
                    Rear spring pins (2).
2.    Oil the following:
                    Clutch release ring.
                    Foot brake pedal shaft (below steering box).
                    Brake cross shaft bearings (use a brush).

3.    Examine both sets of brakes, and adjust if necessary.

4.    Test the tyres for correct pressure and examine them for cuts, flints and nails.

Monthly Attentions

1.    Examine the oil level in the gearbox.  It should be level with the filler plug.  Capacity 1½ pints.

2.    Charge the back axle case with special lubricant, using the adaptor on the grease gun.  Capacity 7/8 pint.  Change at first 1,000 miles and then every 6,000 miles.

3.    Grease all the hubs.

4.    Charge the steering box with special lubricant.

5.    Oil handbrake gear, pedal gear and joints, engine control joints, and top of steering column.

6.    Examine the battery and see that the connections are tight. (More frequently in hot weather).

7.    Give a charge of special grease to the nipple on the fan spindle.

8.    Give a few drops of oil to the distributor spindle bearing.

9.    Grease the front end of the torque tube (behind the front seats).

10.   Grease the splined end of the propeller shaft (behind the gear box).  Turn the shaft to expose the nipple.


For full details of lubrication refer to the handbook.


From Handbook of the Austin Seven Publication No 1400D, August 1937.
The Austin Motor Co Ltd., Birmingham, Longbridge.


See also:

Specifications for ARR Ruby & Variants
Wiring Diagram for ARR Ruby & Variants

The Ruby Mk 2 1937 (3 bearing crankshaft)   From The Autocar, November 6 1936.

The Ruby Mk 2 1937 (3 bearing crankshaft)   From Practical Motorist, March 27 1937.