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 Posted: 02-12-2020 09:37 pm
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discogodfather



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Tom Bradley wrote:

I also pulled one of my distributors apart and it looks the same as yours. I think the spiral acts as a pump to push the oil back towards the engine. As long as you are not getting any oil inside the distributor it should be OK.



Interesting, I thought the exact same thing in terms of that spiral cut- some way to push oil in the opposite direction. The dizzy is marked with a "74" on there and I first thought it might be one of the earlier units without a shaft seal, but I have no idea.

I did manage to find a source for the actual seals used in the proper "lotus" version from a source in the UK. Looks like a simple lip seal. This is for the 43/45:

https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/SJ754.htm