In Reply to: cap and rotor posted by Farmer Dan on December 28, 2018 at 08:26:21:
There is no gasket. No play in the shaft. I've had this old boy for 20 years. I drive a 73 Ford truck (since 74) and 59 Ford truck. Put in a lot of points over the years. Never had a cap and rotor contact. The cap is seated until the side springs snap in place. The fact I had never come across this issue is why I chased down all the wires first. Inside the distributor with rotor contacting the top was the last place I looked. This should not happen even with a "cheap" cap. I'm going to town and see if I can locate a Blue streak rotor and measure the darn thing.