Maintaining a Distributor

Packard coverage in books, magazines, and other media. Also queries on owner's, parts and service manuals, service letters and counselors, and other PMCC publications. Limited excerpts from PAC publications.
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Maintaining a Distributor

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:02 am

Hopefully some of you may find this article useful at some point. Originally published in both Victoria Voice and The EPC News Bulletin , both publications of PAC regions (Packards East and Eastern Packard Club, respectively).
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Re: Maintaining a Distributor

Post by dgpnaples » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:53 am

Good morning Dave, I am doing a tune-up on my 36 120B 282 and was reading your "maintaining a distributor? article.

In my kit from Max Meritt they have provided me with new felt wick material. You stated in your article that most distributors have a felt wick present in the upper shaft of the distributor and to put a few drops of light oil on the felt.

I haven't checked to see if the felt wick is in place, so my question is, if it is in place, is it advisible to remove and replace it or leave it alone and put a few drops of oil on it?

Thank you in advance, Dean.

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Re: Maintaining a Distributor

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:11 am

It's quite well protected from possible entry of dirt by enclosure by the rotor. So if it's clean and in good shape, IMO no reason to change it.

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