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lesson learned

Posted: May 6th, 2019, 6:24 pm
by KimVanOrder
So , the other day while getting the old truck ready for an other season, I changed the oil, greased it all , and then remembered that I saw some ware that the cam lob should have a touch of petroleum jelly on it. To lazy to walk all the way over to another building, I substituted a touch of grease. Well I made it to the coffee shop that day and on my way home it stopped. Had to be towed home. having no idea what went wrong I started in on it the next day. Decided to start with the ignition system assuming the condenser went bad I opened up the dist. and started to clean things up. The points were covered with grease and fouled. After the cleaning all was working again. So,,,, lesson learned, more is not better.. :mrgreen:

Re: lesson learned

Posted: May 8th, 2019, 6:05 pm
by markp213
Thank you for the lesson! It's how we learn, I guess!

Re: lesson learned

Posted: May 9th, 2019, 11:55 am
by Chris Haynes
My shop teacher in college said that he used his own ear wax for cam lube as it didn't take much. ;-)

Re: lesson learned

Posted: May 9th, 2019, 3:33 pm
by KimVanOrder
Chris Haynes wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 11:55 am
My shop teacher in college said that he used his own ear wax for cam lube as it didn't take much. ;-)
Good one!!

Re: lesson learned

Posted: June 16th, 2019, 2:43 pm
by A Roadster
I have always heard to use Vaseline (petroleum jelly), but I wonder if dielectric grease would be a better choice. I don't think it was available in the 30's. Certainly not common as it is today

Re: lesson learned

Posted: June 18th, 2019, 8:32 am
by Bob C
You can always use this.

Bob
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Re: lesson learned

Posted: June 18th, 2019, 3:51 pm
by KimVanOrder
That's too easy!! :shock: :D