[DML] Re: distributor lubrication: fuel and ignition
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[DML] Re: distributor lubrication: fuel and ignition



Cliff, 

http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/images/Ignition-distributor-spring.jpg
http://tinyurl.com/qzdr2

Matt
#1604


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Cliff Schmucker <cliff@...> wrote:
>
> this weekend's project is putting the engine topside back together on
> 3441 (well at least attempting to)
> 
> in the process of re-assembling most of the sub-assemblies, the
> question of lubricating the ignition and fuel distributors have come
> up
> 
> the fuel distributor plunger seems to be lubricated with oil, and
> possibly the roller on the counterweight arm
> 
> 
> I seem to recall that ignition advance weights are lubricated with
> grease, there is some evidence of 25-year old grease having been flung
> off inside the (lower) advance-weight portion of the distributor
> 
> also, there is a foam pad inside the shaft below the ignition rotor
> that is dry as a bone that seems like it is supposed to be oiled to
> provide lubrication to the inner/outer distributor shafts
> 
> 
> advice on any or all of the above please? 
> 
> 
> as an interesting aside, there is only 1 advance weight return spring
> - spring stiffness and qty is one of the various spark advance
> variables/adjustments, just curious if one spring is typical on the
> PRV
> 
> thanks, Cliff
>









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