Plugging an oil leak from the distributor shaft - Esprit S1

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Hello LDC, I hope that you are all well, and stay well.

I am after some ideas/advice....

I have a Lucas 43D distributor with Lumenition optical inners on the Esprit S1 907 engine.  Oil escapes from the distributor shaft and onto the engine. I dont recall ever seeing a seal in the shaft, so assume that a decent seal was made previously by the distributor clamp. I purchased a distributor shaft oil seal from SJSportsCars but have since been informed that these seals will only fit with an original Lotus spec distributor. I also purchased a new robust distributor clamp.

Any ideas of whether I can get this "original" spec seal to fit, or any seal, or is there is a tried and tested way to prevent oil leakage?

I look forward to hearing from someone.

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