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PeteS
07-21-2005, 03:05 PM
I'm about to install a new module in my electronic ignition kit, and I'm guessing I'll have to re-set the air gap. Unfortunately, I somehow misplaced the gapper tool.

Are there any suggestions on what I could use as a substitute for the gauge, as opposed to the supplied tool? Digital calipers?

This is a long shot, and a huge favor to ask, but are there any kind fellow EI conversion people who may be willing to help me out by sending me a gap tool? I'd be happy to pay for shipping and return it, and I promise not to lose this one. Thanks!

6ballsisall
07-21-2005, 03:28 PM
Spark plug gap tester works good most of the time. If not, I paid $6 for a gap set at Pep Boys a few weeks back

PeteS
07-21-2005, 03:30 PM
Spark plug gap tester works good most of the time. If not, I paid $6 for a gap set at Pep Boys a few weeks back
That's a good idea. Do you happen to remember what the spec is for the gap?

6ballsisall
07-21-2005, 03:37 PM
Pete, I don't have it on my boat but do understand how it works. You could wait for someone to reply here that has done it and remembers or it might be just as good to call skidim www.skidim.com Vince or Richard I am sure have this spec memorized

PeteS
07-21-2005, 04:02 PM
Pete, I don't have it on my boat but do understand how it works. You could wait for someone to reply here that has done it and remembers or it might be just as good to call skidim www.skidim.com Vince or Richard I am sure have this spec memorized
Thanks for the info, J. I've been bugging the guys at DIM so much lately, that I wanted to give them a break for a few minutes :).

I bet someone here will help out soon. Hopefully I can repay the favor in assistance back when needed.

6ballsisall
07-21-2005, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the info, J. I've been bugging the guys at DIM so much lately, that I wanted to give them a break for a few minutes :).

I bet someone here will help out soon. Hopefully I can repay the favor in assistance back when needed.

I wouldn't worry about it Pete. Those guys are the greatest in the world and genuinely good people. They won't mind helping out a fellow water enthusiast.
They know me by name when I call and know about everything on my boat. :rolleyes:

PeteS
07-22-2005, 09:18 AM
I wouldn't worry about it Pete. Those guys are the greatest in the world and genuinely good people. They won't mind helping out a fellow water enthusiast.
They know me by name when I call and know about everything on my boat. :rolleyes:
You got that right, J. The people at DIM at great, and it's nice to see companies still around who emphasize customer service to this degree.

We'll wait to see if our fellow Team Talk boys to come through in the next few hours, and if I don't hear much back I'll give them a shout. Thanks again.

Brn85ss
07-22-2005, 10:21 AM
If you have the prestolite kit it's .010".You will have to check your timing again also.

PeteS
07-22-2005, 10:33 AM
If you have the prestolite kit it's .010".You will have to check your timing again also.
Perfect, Brn. Thanks. I'll pick up a feeler gauge set at the auto parts store, and dial it in.

I've been going back and forth between 12v and 8v to the coil during diagnostics, and it's amazing how much the timing changes. Needless to say, I've become experienced at timing adjustments.