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Hello all,

I have found that the distributor in our car is missing the small oil wick (or felt as some call it). Does anyone know where you can get them or a place to get a small piece to make our own? I have done a lot of searching but unable to find anything except a bulk seller ( I don't need 10 feet of the stuff...) I get a blank stare when asking at the local parts places... Thanks for any input.

1973 Mustang convertible, F code w/ C4, stock survivor with refresh in progress. Blue glow w/ Blue Comfortweave interior.

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I know what you are talking about.   Good  question. This might work.  https://www.corvettecentral.com/c3-68-82/ignition-distributor/distributor-rebuild/62-74-distributor-mainshaft-cam-lubricating-wick-271017.   You could use the wick itself.

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Found this on Ebay I think it might work

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Niehoff-XD7-Distributor-Oil-Felt-Plug/380936991984?epid=169366129&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item58b19d34f0:g:WKUAAOSwSqtclZKe&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACcBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%252Fn%252BzU5L90Z278x5ickkxFtV7J5P58ubuVigtBH%252Fe4weXRB3k7f6K%252Fy5Or9RPM2FCuS%252B3twTN%252FRG76r4Rsa%252FATnZdgjjIVDJF3zr0ITKHEXPuJQxrcaLvZI33cMJJKVdCWFi%252BJeXkjG9NXx%252Bsmb%252BxwiFoDqZefzg4M3D7YfX2KO%252BVzUOtD%252FTcvnvJBe7kcF%252FjTEnSCIDZCRbbiTq9DuTvTmRZQK68evScaE4KW3sy7BKQGQPSJXTuS9H1QbN%252BPAnBB3MPlTXQzl1VYqnPHD9QU%252Fo8o1A0Zx2y2WdvdlQ9MVChnFVlVCKyQ%252BlLUZuCZkJ69JWOLVuuJJ6pE8P38SmpVhkq82sSWISxVqqDhNKozCjzJn0ceGUqVAuFA91xvoJXGhuEXbFIA0vwKRJnE8LPm8cjoo7C7TrSr6h47icWTP%252BzKe1z4rDvnWbNE3P6qRm5%252B2qstJnRESpo%252FzrZ4lmahWf2ETH9eXuaKE4uFZ6EmZxiT8jS7nnyqoLnLzaw6PkFo7GZYjtqP17retuNuvKy48e%252Fc8ljsWaFrIFtcx3J%252FOkNyxumM3XCQEfwQ%252BOiz41rHaGC9EuIBfbQ6BfVQdA5O8Z%252FKSIXvPctfp5ZBB5W3Pp7W8uyfcC70psjKZH6jJHamu96ZvWF99l2k7n0eG7U3cezkd0RSaBvHDSu6jLyNDgiuU0OASucqmjea8jy7EsOADPBQQ5VE8%252BpY0u6w2jrIm9vqqBjdCgo8XdQuV50oU6bk4lRpJeSUOCnZrHMvjybHKUC9Ahn9iiM%252FQDUv3sK5Zb2LZAicohn4UkrgWOUw%253D%253D%7Ccksum%3A3809369919846e20bba20a1d4287a6591c80248b8542%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524

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Thanks for replies! This looks like the piece, but $9.00 for a tiny piece of felt...I may keep looking for something similar, if not may have to pay up.

1973 Mustang convertible, F code w/ C4, stock survivor with refresh in progress. Blue glow w/ Blue Comfortweave interior.

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Check out your local craft store. I bet you'll find something suitable there for a couple of bucks. If you have a set of hollow hole punches, easy peasy to make your own.... and lots more no doubt.

 

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Thanks for the suggustions, I found something that may work at least for now. I was looking around at household stuff for something and came across chair felt, used for the bottom of chair legs so they don't scratch wood or tile floor. It may not be they same type of felt used originally but apprears similar. I'm doing an oil saturation test on a piece of  it to see if it wicks the oil. Might be an option...

1973 Mustang convertible, F code w/ C4, stock survivor with refresh in progress. Blue glow w/ Blue Comfortweave interior.

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Get yourself a chalkboard eraser, should be able to cut a lot out for 3 or 4 dollars.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Don C said:

Get yourself a chalkboard eraser, should be able to cut a lot out for 3 or 4 dollars.

That is one of the best patches I've heard in a long time.  Great idea! :thumb:

 

 

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20 hours ago, Don C said:

Get yourself a chalkboard eraser, should be able to cut a lot out for 3 or 4 dollars.

Yeah, sounds like a possible option, and cheap too!

As a follow up -The chair felt pad oil test worked pretty well so going to give it a try. Thanks.

1973 Mustang convertible, F code w/ C4, stock survivor with refresh in progress. Blue glow w/ Blue Comfortweave interior.

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