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D409 Distributor Rotor Question
« on: February 19, 2012, 01:49:37 PM »
Is it typical for a distributor rotor to have a steel bar instead of brass?  By bar, I mean the radial bar on the rotor that transmits electricity to the contacts inside the distributor cap.

Background:   I have a Delco rotor with a brass bar, but it is the shorter "E" stamped version.  I want to use a rotor with the longer bar, so I picked up two different old aftermarket rotors.  They both have the longer bar, but it is a steel bar that is plated to look like brass.  I'm worried that these won't work as well as a brass bar.  The car doesn't get driven much and I think the steel bar may end up rusting at the tip of the bar. 

68 L30/M20 Convertible, Ash Gold
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