> Actually, I'm quite amazed that such isn't common knowledge by now,
> but part of that loss of knowledge comes from cost-cutting by the
> manufacturers (and the fact that most cars today have pointless
> ignitions of some sort). In days long past, most manufacturers
> included in each points kit a small pill of recommended lubricant
> for the rubbing block. But, I guess, no longer.
Many aftermarket points suppliers did supply lubricant for the point cam,
but I don't recall Lucas ever doing so. Perhaps that's because they
recommended using engine oil rather than grease.
Check your owner's manual, it says to smear the point cam with engine oil
every 6000 miles, along with all those other lubrication points that almost
When was the last time you put a drop of oil under your ignition rotor ?