This blog, in addition to the usual maintenance details for classic mini cars, an attempt is made to explain the "whys" and "wherefores" of the various jobs.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Cleaning and Truing the Contacts

To render the contact-breaker points more accessible, pull off the rotor. If it is a tight fit, gentle leverage can be applied with the tip of a screwdriver, taking care not to crack the plastic. The contact-breaker points should have a clean, frosted appear¬ance, apart from the development of the small pip and crater.