In Reply to: Re: 8N front mount distributor timing posted by Steve Dabrowski on September 27, 2021 at 18:28:05:
Thanks for the explanation. This is making more sense now.
I see the two holes in the back of the distributor that go to the bushing but do not go thru the bushing . There is no plug on the end of the shaft and there was no wick inside when I removed the distributor, there is not a small hole that is at the front bushing area but it doesn't lead anywhere.
There is .004" clearance in the rear bushing and .006" in the front bushing so I guess its time to rebuild the distributor, probably from lack of oil.
How does the distributor hold oil? From what I see, there is an opening on the bottom and Carl had shared a picture of the front part of the engine where it looks like a drain hole underneath the camshaft.
Seems to have a lot of movement on the pins for the counterweights as well but the weights seem to move freely.
What type of grease do you recommend for the counterweight pins?
I haven't had time to look for the "75 tips" yet. I thought I had them but it might be at my fathers cabin.
Once again, thanks for your input.