1) What's "quickly"? The Lucas distributor in my '73 Midget was in the
car when I rescued it from death in 1987. Since then, it has done 40,000
miles and exhibits nary a wobble in the shaft. Occasionally, I put a few
drops of oil down the center of the shaft, so maybe that helps.
2) Ditto, no problems with the alternator.
3) Don't know.
Havelock, NC USA
'73 Midget GAN5UD126009G "OO NINE"
"It is better to remain silent, and be thought a fool
than to speak, and remove all doubt" -- Mark Twain
> From: David Christman <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: electrical stuff
> Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 3:09 PM
> I have a few questions about some of the electrical
> components on spridgets:
> 1) What is the expected lifetime of a Lucas distributor? In
> the Vizard book he mentions that the bearings wear out
> quickly. Any experience with modifications?
> 2) If one wanted to replace a generator with an alternator,
> is the 72-74 midget setup a good option? I have noticed that there
> has been some discussion of alternators from other cars being adapted.
> 3) Is the stock starting motor adequate for a 9.5:1 CR engine?
> I have seen other starting motors adapted for spridgets.