Monthly or every 1,000 miles
Remove the filler plugs from each cell of the battery and examine the
level of the electrolyte in each cell. If necessary, add sufficient distilled
water to bring the electrolyte level with the tops of the separators.
A hydrometer will be found useful for topping up as it prevents the distilled
water from being spilled on top of the battery. Do not use tap water and
do not use a naked light when examining the condition of the cells.
Examine the terminals and if they are corroded, scrape them clean and
coat with petroleum jelly.
Note.-In hot climates it will be necessary to top up the battery at more
Wipe away all dirt and moisture from the top of the battery and make sure
that the connections and fixing bolts are clean and tight.
Access to the battery is gained by lifting out the rear seat cushion complete
and removing the large inspection cover on the right-hand side of the
Every 3,000 miles (5.000
Carry out the procedure for every 1,000 miles (1.500 Km.). and the following:
Lightly smear the cam with a very small amount of Mobil-grease No. 2 or
if this is not available, clean engine oil can be used.
Cam Bearing and Distributor
Lift the rotor off the top of the spindle by pulling it off vertically
and add a few drops of thin machine oil to lubricate the cam bearing and
Replace the rotor correctly and push it on to the shaft as far as it will
go, otherwise there is a risk of the moulded cap becoming burned or tracked.
Automatic Timing Control.
Carefully add a few drops of thin machine oil through the hole marked
"OIL HERE" in the contact breaker base plate.
Contact Breaker Pivot.
Place a small amount of Mobil grease No. 2 or clean engine oil on the
pivot on which the contact breaker lever works. Do not allow oil or grease
to get on to the contacts.
Every 6,000 miles (10.000
Carry out the procedure for every 1,000 miles (1.500 Km.) and 3,000 miles
(5.000 Km.) and the following:-
Wipe the inside and outside of the moulded distributor cap with a soft,
dry cloth, paying particular attention to the space between the metal
electrodes. See that the small carbon brush on the inside of the moulding
works freely in its holder.
Examine the contact breaker. The contacts must be free from grease or
oil. If they are burned or blackened, clean them with a fine carborundum
stone or with very fine emery cloth. Afterwards wipe away any trace of
dirt or metal dust with a petrol-moistened cloth. Cleaning of the contacts
is made easier if the contact-breaker lever carrying the moving contact
is removed. To do this, slacken the nut on the terminal post and lift
off the end of the contact breaker spring which is slotted to facilitate
removal, The lever can then be lifted off its pivot pin. After cleaning
and replacing, check the contact breaker setting.