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Old 01-10-2015, 16:23   #46
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Remember the good ole days when all you needed to start your car was the tinfoil from a pack of cigs
Or the grit on a matchbook to clean the points. Days of yore.
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Or the grit on a matchbook to clean the points. Days of yore.

Points were almost always set at .020, mic a matchbook, will come out right at .020, so once you clean them, use the other side to gap them.


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Points were almost always set at .020, mic a matchbook, will come out right at .020, so once you clean them, use the other side to gap them.


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I thought it was .030? We both must be older than dirt.
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I thought it was .030? We both must be older than dirt.

I remember .020, but that was a "field" fix, til I could get home and use the dwell meter to properly set them. No I'm not old, just look it


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I remember .020, but that was a "field" fix, til I could get home and use the dwell meter to properly set them. No I'm not old, just look it


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I was forced to go with a dwell meter. I recall them going to reluctors rather than points. Today, I haven't the slightest? It's all plug and play but lasts forever just hold onto your wallet if out of warrantee.
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I remember .020, but that was a "field" fix, til I could get home and use the dwell meter to properly set them. No I'm not old, just look it


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Yep, a match book cover for the gap and the cellophane wrapper from a from a pack of cigs for when to open. Although I like just seeing the spark to set the timing.
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