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Oct 12th, 2021 at 4:01pm
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I'm interested. How much are you interested in selling. Is it one big bucket or in blocks, cans, whatever . . . ?
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 12th, 2021 at 5:58pm
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Randy,
Taurak is in blocks. I have around 10 pounds.
  
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Ken that Lube is new to me do you happen to know all of the Ingredients?
  

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I think I remember Merrill Martin running extensive experiments with it in the 1990's and writing about it in Precision Shooting.
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 12th, 2021 at 7:36pm
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Thanks Ken!
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 3:56pm
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Ken,
I'm uncertain of all the ingredients in Taurak bullet lube, but the basis for it was a water soluble lubricant developed by Texaco for commercial truck gearboxes that saw hard use. 
Supposedly NECO bought up everything Texaco had when they discontinued Taurak, and began selling it as a bullet lube. Unsure what they added (if they added?) to make their bullet lube.
When Texaco sold the lube some guys were using it as is, and simply finger lubing bullets at the bench before loading.
  

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  Actually for railcar trucks (the wheels).
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Thanks and now I know exactly what you are talking about. When I went to buy some at the time it was no longer available and all sold out. If memory serves me right they the Railroad had already changed to using something else and it was actually a surplus product?
  

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Reply #8 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 6:41pm
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Jeff_Schultz wrote on Oct 13th, 2021 at 5:05pm:
  Actually for railcar trucks (the wheels).
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This makes sense. I’ve worked in two RR shops where we replaced wheel trucks. When you set the cars down onto the wheel trucks you placed a new center pin lube donut. These were waxy type 25-30” dia. discs with a hole in the center for the pin. I guessing this is what is being discussed. They may still be used however I recall lots of graphite in these lube donuts. 

For reference pre- Timken car journals were wet. Meaning they had babbitt bearings and big mop type oilers. Back then there were guys known as oilers with big cans topping off journal boxes. No more ‘ Hot Boxes ‘ 

  
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Reply #9 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 8:55pm
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Rail car wheels had a center bearing of about 7"-8" OD, and I think those were the bearings that used this same grease. Just one other use of Taurak grease beyond gearboxes.
I used to service 400 cycle power Piller Motor Generator sets, and was surprised to find out they used rail car bearings for the MG set main shafts. Piller charged us $500 per bearing, and when I took one to the local bearing distributor he laughed, and told me they were $50 box car bearings. We used the same Taurak grease in those MG sets also.
  

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