i shop vac'd as much dirt out as possible and put oil in the caps - i press on the felt to make sure it soaked up the oil - doesn't squeek anymore.
hooked up the belt and chain and boy does it eat grain!
threw a handful of birdseed in with whole corn and sunflower seeds to see what it would do - didn't even slow down - crushed it perfectly.
thanks for all the help
beer, wine, cheese in various stages of production