Re: Problems with Points

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Posted by K.LaRue-VA on May 21, 2019 at 10:08:26 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Problems with Points posted by Bruce (VA) on May 20, 2019 at 17:53:34:

Are they now making point contacts out of something other than tungsten alloy? Tungsten contacts did not rely on any thin metallic coating and they did not corrode. Back in the bad old days we could try to file a set of points down to the rivet and it would be the same tungsten alloy that was at the surface. Later bonded points appeared that had a small bit of tungsten material welded to a cheaper base material. We still filed those with no problems because the rubbing blocks would wear down long before we could file completely thru the contact material. I have a nice set of point files and polishers that have probably been around since the Model T and have always been the right tool for the job. Are the replacement points different these days?


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