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Polara_500

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Looking at spiffing up an old distributor to swap out the old one in my 87 W250, converting it to a single pickup unit for simplicity and got a question or two - and since you're now our resident distributor 'spurt you're on the spot.. :D The FSM talks about lubing the governor springs before reassembly then using distributor cam grease on the support buttons under the plate - so........

1 - what to lube the governor springs with?

2 - what is/where do you get distributor cam grease?

Thanks for any help.
Mike
 

HALIFAXHOPS

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Not sure what the governor springs are I just use oil on the advance spring, The three "buttons" on the advance plate I use Cam lube or white grease. Make sure you use a small bit of engine oil on the advance shaft before it goes together and re oil the felt also. If you need any parts let me know.
 

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The FSM called the advance springs governor springs so that's the term I went with. That's pretty much the way I put it together, now I just need to rewire the truck and stick the fresh unit in and see if it works.
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