Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Sat Apr 3 22:08:38 EDT 2010

In a message dated 4/3/2010 6:50:04 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
vairjer at comcast.net writes:

Original  Delco Remy supplied distributor caps were Bakelite for the bowl 
type  distributors made in the 1960s....I was a quality control supervisor 
for  awhile in the "Bakelite molding department"...Inserts were aluminum or 
brass,  depending on the customer's request. The only carbon was in the 
contact ball  in the center tower for the rotor spring to ride on to transfer the 
coil  energy to the rotor. 

Later, when the HEI systems were introduced,  putting out over 40KV, the 
material was changed to an Alkyd base.  

Jerry McKenzie 

The newest Caps - Whether Gray/Black/Blue/Tan - Most have high Alkyd Resin  
material. Look for brass terminals and heavy weight. 

Seth  Emerson

C's the Day! - Corvair, Camaro,  Corvette

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