Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:17 pm
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:37 pm
Bus Driver wrote:As far as I know, the e-tank will remove or destroy any original rustproofing material on parts placed in the tank. I have never seen a distributor that I thought needed the e-tank treatment. I have seen some immersed briefly in carburetor cleaner by a former NASCAR mechanic, now deceased for several years. He rinsed the distributor carefully thereafter. Some parts may need the e-tank while others might be damaged by the process. Choose wisely which to put in the tank.
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:42 pm
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Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:30 pm
PVF1799 wrote:I'm really curious why there are two obvious service points (large set screws) on the distributor assembly. One is located where the you'd likely inject grease onto the centrifugal spark advance and the other is in the rear casting at the drive gear.
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:19 pm
Criswell wrote:PVF1799 wrote:I'm really curious why there are two obvious service points (large set screws) on the distributor assembly. One is located where the you'd likely inject grease onto the centrifugal spark advance and the other is in the rear casting at the drive gear.
The two plugs (pipe plugs, using a NPT) are a way to prevent "over-lubrication" of the distributor. The thought was that if they had just put in grease fittings at these two locations the average owner would over-grease the distributor by pumping in grease everytime they lubed all the other grease fittings. On page 33 of the Cub owners manual (1-5-1955), it tells you to remove the plugs and install a grease fitting to lubricate the distributor every 6 months or 500 hours (whichever comes first). You are supposed to apply the grease until a "small quantity" comes out the relief hole on the opposite side of the plug (180 degrees around the base). By having to unscrew the plug and install a grease fitting you would have to think twice about pumping in too much grease.
Be sure that the flyweights inside the distributor housing are moving freely and are properly lubed. I have used GM Superlube for applications like this and have had excellent results. A lot of different companys make a spray lubricant that is similar to this, sprays on wet then drys to a film of lubricant. I started using the GM Superlube on a Ford Model B distributor with the cetrifigual flyweights years ago, because I already had a can of it, no complaints after a decade.
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:13 am
PVF1799 wrote:Glad I ventured into the unknown.