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Re: Want Autolite distributor for 1950 288
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Thanks for the info on compatibility, i guess i'll just have to take my chances with the advance if i want to use my pertronix unit.


Turbo, thanks for the offer anyways! I'll be here with my eyes open waiting to come across one :)

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Re: Want Autolite distributor for 1950 288
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Just got an autolite distributor in and it looks like everything will fit and line up nicely!

One question maybe you guys know before i dig through the service books. There's a silver knob you can turn below one of the clops that goes into the distributor housing beneath the wide part that the cap clips on to...what's that knob for?

Posted on: 2009/5/6 7:48
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Re: Want Autolite distributor for 1950 288
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cortcomp, I believe what you are describing is the grease cup for lubricating the distributor shaft. The cup is filled with grease and then screwed onto the threaded fitting on the distributor housing. As you tighten the cup, grease is forced into the distributor housing and lubricates the shaft. I have used wheel bearing grease. It does not take too many turns to provide proper lubrication. After refilling the cup, a turn every 1,000 miles should do it.

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Re: Want Autolite distributor for 1950 288
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Quote:

cortcomp wrote:
Just got an autolite distributor in and it looks like everything will fit and line up nicely!


Be sure to check the vacuum advance canister and that the advance plate turns OK.

Posted on: 2009/5/6 12:06
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Re: Want Autolite distributor for 1950 288
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That makes sense about the grease cup! Thank you for the heads up, i'll clean it and put new grease in it.

The vacuum port seems to work, i can vacuum it and the advance pulls in and turns the housing. I can't wait to hook it up and rev it and watch the distributor move a little, that seems so...i dunno...old school :)

Posted on: 2009/5/7 12:42
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Re: Want Autolite distributor for 1950 288
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Biggest single reason for the need for distributor rebuilding is ignoring that grease cup (or oiler on other models). Also don't forget to put an occasional drop of oil on the felt under the rotor, that permits a bit of oil to flow down and lubricate the slip joint where the rotor shaft is mounted over the centrifugal advance shaft. And every 10 years or so it's adviseable to remove the breaker plate, clean the centrifugal advance weights and pivots, and lubricate lightly with something like LubriPlate or other white grease. If you want a copy of a tech article I wrote some time back on distributor maintenance, send me a PM with your email.

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Re: Want Autolite distributor for 1950 288
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Just bought a Delco spare distributor for my 48 on Ebay , and the flex ground wire

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