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#1450400 Tue May 03 2022 04:16 PM
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What kind of grease do you put on your distributor grease cup? Would John Deere Corn Head grease be ok to use? Mine has what looks like chassis grease in it. I guess that's what the machine shop that rebuilt my 235 uses.

AD3100 #1450401 Tue May 03 2022 04:28 PM
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Original spec was for petroleum jelly.


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AD3100 #1450408 Tue May 03 2022 04:59 PM
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Pretty sure I used chassis grease.

AD3100 #1450435 Tue May 03 2022 08:04 PM
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Never heard of petroleum jelly. I use chassis grease. I've found bearing grease isn't viscus enough and squeezes out around the threads of the cup.


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Tiny #1450449 Tue May 03 2022 09:41 PM
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Tiny Petroleum Jelly is vaseline.

AD3100 #1450455 Tue May 03 2022 10:01 PM
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I used chassis grease in my distributer cup and petroleum jelly on my feet.

AD3100 #1450466 Tue May 03 2022 10:58 PM
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AD3100 Just gun grease,chassis grease,lubriplate use cornhead in your steering so the seal doesn't leak so bad.

AD3100 #1450474 Tue May 03 2022 11:59 PM
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The truck manual I have says "chassis lubricant"*

* Chevrolet Truck Shop Manual 1954 p. 12-32


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BurningTracks #1450477 Wed May 04 2022 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by BurningTracks
Tiny Petroleum Jelly is vaseline.
I know that. I meant I never heard of it being used as dizzy lube.


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Tiny #1450485 Wed May 04 2022 12:35 AM
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I went with chassis grease after removing the spring, cleaning and inspecting. There was not a wear disc inside, so I turned a piece of round stock plastic on the lathe to make it a loose fit inside the hole. I made the disc with a reduced end tab that's a press fit into the spring. That way it will come out with the spring if I ever need to remove it.

I used corn head grease in my steering box and have a little left on the shelf so thought I ask about it.

Thanks for the replies!!

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