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Old 10-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default 1961 Dual-Point Distributor Lubrication

What is the best specific lubrication procedure for the internals of this distributor (a 270 HP 2x4)?
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I believe the only lubrication required is on the cam.
There is usually a felt wick to which a drop or 2 of oil is all that is required.
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The external oil tube on stock distributors provides 'internal' lubrication and requires a few drops of motor oil every 5,000 miles according to the ST-12.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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A little dieelectric grease from the electronic supply store (non conductive) I also have some in my plug boots!!!!!! Or the Volkswagen guys with selling a little OO9 mechanical advance distributor sell a little grease packet for that purpose. I got rid of things that ride on lobes, except for the cam!!!!! Thus I have magnetic pickups on my stuff!!!!!! I haven't had to grease that up anymore!

Yes I know what you are talking about!!!!!!!!!! Hope that helps!!!!!!!

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The oiler tube with the GITS cap in Frankie's photo in post #3 lubricates the upper mainshaft bushing - there's a tubular wick extending from the bottom of that tube that puts oil on the bushing. Lubrication of the points is a drop or two of distributor cam grease when you change the points or set the dwell.
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The oiler tube with the GITS cap in Frankie's photo in post #3 lubricates the upper mainshaft bushing - there's a tubular wick extending from the bottom of that tube that puts oil on the bushing. Lubrication of the points is a drop or two of distributor cam grease when you change the points or set the dwell.
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