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I just looked at 9 different hubs and they all have it. Never noticed that before. I did notice that the grease zirk is located in the same spot on each in relation to the “tombstone”. Just to the right when viewing hub from the left.
I see it in the picture that Captain Johnny posted too. That must be it, the hole is for getting a grease gun to fit in there easier. I think you nailed it.
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only if it was a 90 degree zerk.the one's i've seen have been straight.i think you were on the right track offsetting the weight only it would be the weight of the grease fitting rather than the valve stem.
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I was thinking it was used to hold the hub for the drilling/tapping of the zirk hole, and maybe some of the other procedures in the manufacturing.
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I can think of only one guy that might know.
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I wish he would come around more often. Him and the proper information that he strictly deals in are some of the few reasons I started coming here.
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