Thread: Timing???
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:35 PM
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If you have points, make sure the little wedge that rides on the distributor cam hasn't worn down too far. When that wears, the dwell angle decreases and the spark intensity drops. I've never measured how far the timing changed when I replaced points but this is about the only thing that I know of that would affect timing/spark, over time. If you don't plan to get rid of points completely, look on the link below. I bought one at either Sears or AutoZone and it works fine. I also have a multi-meter but that kind is harder to find.

It's easy- set the meter to the number of cylinders, get the gap close and adjust the points.
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