Point gap

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Point gap

Post by shark » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:59 pm

Does anyone know what the point gap on the '79 should be at?

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Re: Point gap

Post by cbx4evr » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:10 pm

I believe it's 0.3 - 0.4mm or .012 - .016"
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Re: Point gap

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:41 pm

That's right,but be aware that you adjust one set then adjust the back plate for proper timing.Then you adjust the gap for proper timing on the 2nd set.do not re-adjust the backplate.If the final gap is out of specs you have to compensate on the first set and re-adjust again.The final should be .012-.016 on both points and opening at the proper marks.I use a test light on the points.Virgil

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