What lube do you use for points

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What lube do you use for points

Post by Ben Hovis » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:50 am

Somehow I lost my small tube of points lube for my points. Not sure who if anyone sells the small tubes?
Thought I could mix up small quantity of high temp axle or lube grease and add a small amount of graphite. Any thoughts?
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Re: What lube do you use for points

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:54 am

Dielectric grease. All petroleum products are insulators. Dielectric grease is also but, it has what we call a low press point. Meaning the grease gets out of the way and allows electrical contact while filling in all the air gaps to avoid corrosion.
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Re: What lube do you use for points

Post by Wolfman » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:32 am

Black graphite grease.
I keep it in tubes for a grease gun and I have a 1 pound can with a plastic lid. Got both at NAPA.
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Re: What lube do you use for points

Post by Ben Hovis » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:13 pm

Thank you.
I was able to visit with the tech department of lubing products and they thought the graphite would work best too.
Appreciate your help.
Ben
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MB Body # 204065 date 1/19/43
GPW Engine # 12492 date 3/31/42
GPW Frame # 47894 date 7/?/42
Bantam T-3 1943 1/4 trailer USA # 0269414
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PE 210 Power Unit Radio Generator 3/15/44

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