Anybody ever taken a distributor apart.

Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:23 pm

My distributor was soaked with oil up where the points are at when I tore my engine down. Now that I am reassembling, I have taken it apart and cleaned it up. It is pretty straight forward. The distributor shaft has a pretty good groove in it where the seal rides. The seal on this is an o-ring in a little brass carrier instead of a lip seal. Will a new o-ring seal in this groove? If not what are my options. I imagine a new shaft would be pricey, IF you could even get one. I don't think there is room (lengthwise) for a speedy-sleeve. Any suggestions?

Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:19 pm

i took one distributer off. So now i am a expert.I will leave this to the cub masters. Just a question " Hows your ignition oil seal"?The one i took off was old and 44 years old.I think i was three when it was put there!

Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:05 am


You could try an O ring with a slightly smaller ID. If the groove doesn't have any sharp edges it might work.