Not sure if this is the correct forum to asking such a question, but I am tearing down an old AC motor that has seen better days. Essentially through to clean each component and replaced any frayed wiring. I cleaned up shaft housing and noticed a piece of cotton hanging out quite a bit (now know its the oil wick to lubricate the shaft) so I tried to pull grab and pull it out, but a little more came out from the recess. I figured I'd better consult someone before I get ahead of myself.
To give an idea of what I'm referring to check the image located quarter ways down the page and note 'e' in Figure 1. http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/Electric-Motor-Tutorial.ashx
Is it possible to replace this wick?