I am installing HEI trigering components in a Points Style Distributor. To do this, I turned down the part of the distributor(about 1/8")where the points plate rides (vacuum advance rotates the plate) to get enough clearance to mount the HEI reluctor/coil assembly. Under this area is a felt washer, a plastic "seal" and then some "chambers" that had what appeared to be dried out grease or VERY "dried out oil". I pulled 3 distrubutors apart, 2 points type and one HEI. They all appeared to have the same substance in these chambers.
WHAT IS THE SUBSTANCE? Is it grease from original installation or is it "dried out oil"?
The chambers (described above) are around the upper bushing and there are two holes thru the bushing that connects to the chambers.
IS OIL COMMING THRU THE BUSHING INTO THE CHAMBERS OR IS LUBE COMMING FROM THE CHAMBERS INTO THE BUSHING?
Now that I have turned down the part of the distributor, I no longer have room to install the "plastic seal".
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I USE THE DISTRIBUTOR WITHOUT THE "PLASTIC SEAL" INSTALLED? Will it let oil go up into the upper part of the distrubutor?
If the lube comes from the chambers into the bushing, what kind of lube should I put into the chambers when I reassemble the distributor?