Adjustment Knob on 660Z delco distributor

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29 Jul 2016 13:34 #31425 by curtiss
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I just installed a 660Z delco distributor back into out 8-98 replacing an incorrect dist. I also installed Pertronix and it runs great but I have a question.

What is the adjusting knob on the side of the distributor for and now that I have converted to electronic ignition does it have any function? When I installed it I turned it all the way in but am not sure if that was the right thing to do.

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29 Jul 2016 15:14 #31427 by 1748 S
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I'm not an Auburn expert or even close but I believe this knob is how the grease gets forced into the bushing internally. I recall reading something some time back at a mileage point to adjust and to refill this cavity with grease. Hope others more able to comment on what I have posted. Spreading bad information is not what I want to do but will be watching other answers.

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29 Jul 2016 18:37 #31428 by pete kelly
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You are correct; the knob is a greaser and is turned periodically to grease the distributor.
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29 Jul 2016 20:07 #31430 by curtiss
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Any particular grease that this takes?

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30 Jul 2016 11:45 #31431 by Curt Schulze
Curt Schulze replied the topic: Re: Adjustment Knob on 660Z delco distributor
Garden variety wheel bearing grease.

Personally, I would not have installed a Pertronix ignition .
1- The modification is visual.
2- Go over to the AACA site and read about problems with them.
3- Points are available at NAPA and are very easy to adjust.

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
Be of Good Cheer
Curt

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