Just have him do the cap, rotor, points, condenser, set the idle mixture and idle air on the carb, set the timing, adjust the bands in the transmission, adjust the tension of the accessory belt, take the tires in for a recap, change the oil every 2500 miles, grease all the greasable suspension parts.
While you just remove and replace the sealed for life non-serviceable hub and bearing assembly.
you know, about the oil, it falls right in line with old age and what your saying, cause my dad also tells me oil is changed every 2500/3500km, which may be true, but I change mine every 8500km, since i'm good for 10,000 with Royal Purple and a good K&N Oil filter.
Still, ever tried arguing with an old man who knows his stuff, but only knows it cause of all of the old vehicles he's worked on !?!? lol....
"The front wheel bearings are pregreased, sealed and require no scheduled maintenance. The front wheel bearings are preset and cannot be adjusted. If a bearing is disassembled for any reason, the wheel hub assembly must be replaced."
That is a quote direct from the Ford factory service manual. Do NOT put any grease into a new, sealed wheel hub/bearing assembly - to do so will cause premature failure!!
Your father may know a lot about older cars, but older procedures do not apply to newer car - things are much different nowadays than they used to be! I would bet almost all newer cars use mostly sealed, non-serviceable wheel hub/bearing assemblies.
First, I would like to know what page on the manual that is on, sio I can point it out to him myself.
HOWEVER, We went to Parts Source today and took a look at a hub assembly, made by National, and it was not a sealed unit, the bears can easily be pulled from that hub, and there was no real lubricant on it.
so it would seem that you really have to look and judge for yourself, because I would say that the National hub I was looking at could have JUST the bearings replaced, and SHOULD be greased before use.
Another important question here, where the hell do you get the 36mm spindle nuts from??? the parts source guys didn't seem to know what a spindle nut was.... not that I, personally, am surprised but I need a new one for the hubs I will be getting and don't know where to get one or the part number.