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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 13:50:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • TISCO POINTS
  • I was in the next town over so stopped in to my nearest CNH dealer. I needed a set of points, two rotors, two caps and two gasket kits. I really only need one rotor to get one distributor back together, but as Red Green says, real men always buy at least two when they shop. So I looked at their tune-up kit for the front mount distributor. You get 4 Auto-Lite 437 plugs; 1 rotor; 1 condensor; 1 set of gaskets; and 1 set of points. I forgot to check country of origin. No cap. I know they use to have everything in the kits. The bad news? Total cost would be around $65!!! Pass. I can get all the parts at my local Kubota guy for less than half. Next, I did settle for a set of TISCO points only because I thought I saw the rubbing block was phenolic, not plastic and it actually comes with its own precision gage of .015" for setting point gap. I can't remember the last time I used TISCO points, but went against my better judgment because I needed a condensor. Got home and opened pack and sure enough the rubbing block was brown plastic, not phenolic. I guess I'll have a set of points now for an extreme emergency. Points were $9.56. I paid $14 for a set of good ECHLIN points at NAPA last week. NAPA did not have a rotor, cap, or condensor though. I thought it would be wise to help my local merchants out, but if they can't stock those vital parts and then charge beau-coup bucks for the ones they do, I will just go back to shopping online.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 02-05-2017 at 20:01:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • NAPA appears to be selling TISCO stuff now also. A few months back I called for a set of points, a coil and rotor for a Ferguson TO30 and they offered a kit for a low price and I asked about it and was told it was Tisco. I opted for mainline individual products which they also had at a higher price. Forget the TISCO stuff!

    Tim Daley(MI    Posted 02-06-2017 at 06:04:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yep, I usually buy the ECHLIN CS-35 points from NAPA but like I said, nobody had just a rotor and condensor separately so I opted for the TISCO kit to get those components so I could at least finish one of the distributors I'm working on. Funny thing is I was looking at the brand sold now at TSC stores, called County Line, and some of their parts said Made In USA...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 02-04-2017 at 14:41:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When the selection of quality breaker points availability went south, I started shopping on Ebay for NOS branded parts. I've built a stock up for the various cars, trucks, tractors, and engines in my stables. The current production offshore point sets do not have the amount of tungsten in them to prevent burning as well as the phenolic fibrous rubbing block. Also good distributor can lube is getting hard to find too. FWIW. SoS

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-04-2017 at 16:42:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • With the ECHLIN CS-35 point set sold at NAPA, you do get a small dab of cam lube grease. They also should stock it in bigger tubes, p/n ML-1. I'd suspect the aftermarket rotors sold today too have low tungsten content in the contact tab.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bob V KS    Posted 02-04-2017 at 10:43:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Don't be surprised if the plastic rubbing tab on the cheap points is too short to open them far enough to set at .015. I've found that to be a problem on several sets of points for various engines.

    Rustyal    Posted 02-03-2017 at 18:13:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tisco sells both. They sell a cheap set of points and more expensive set. The phenolic or cheap set wears out quickly. It doesn't take long for the gap to close on the cheap ones. The Tisco rep said the cheaper parts sell better. Radiators, carburetors, etc.

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