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Brian SATX 03-01-2020 07:50 AM

Distributor paint
 

The exterior of the distributor is semi-gloss black. Does the inside get painted or left natural?

wmws 03-01-2020 08:11 AM

Re: Distributor paint
 

Natural

leo 03-01-2020 08:30 AM

Re: Distributor paint
 

Don't over paint the distributor because it will play havoc with your ability to generate a proper spark at the points.

30 Closed Cab PU 03-01-2020 08:49 AM

Re: Distributor paint
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by leo (Post 1857419)
Don't over paint the distributor because it will play havoc with your ability to generate a proper spark at the points.


Bottom of the distributor that sits on the head, and the ignition cable threaded hole should be paint free/clean. They are major ground paths for the points. Also where the lower ignition plate screws to the distributor body.
Speaking from experience with a vendor rebuilt distributor.

Tom Endy 03-01-2020 02:09 PM

Re: Distributor paint
 

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I paint the inside of the distributor when restoring one to prevent it from rusting. However, when painting a distributor both the inside and the outside should be carefully masked to prevent painting surfaces that are important for grounding purposes. The attached article is how I go about it.

Tom Endy


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