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Old 09-18-2015, 10:21 PM
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:25 AM
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distributor guts looks very similar though, The rotor looks to be the same too. Worth a look imo
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:36 AM
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You should be able to pick up a Petronix electronic unit at your local autoparts store. I would do that. Less than a hour to install and no more fussing with points.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:58 PM
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Ok because I'm a victims of "well while I'm in here I might Aswell".

I started installing the points and by that I mean i started to take apart my distributor. Because I might Aswell lube the advance mechanism right ? Amiright?!?

So I'm looking at this. This doesn't seem right to me. Is this right ? I mean you'll know by looking at it if you know. So please let me know. These springs should be the same right ? Seems logical to me but I don't have a clue how this works if one spring is a secondary and the other primary.
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Old 09-19-2015, 02:56 PM
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Ok because I'm a victims of "well while I'm in here I might Aswell".

I started installing the points and by that I mean i started to take apart my distributor. Because I might Aswell lube the advance mechanism right ? Amiright?!?

So I'm looking at this. This doesn't seem right to me. Is this right ? I mean you'll know by looking at it if you know. So please let me know. These springs should be the same right ? Seems logical to me but I don't have a clue how this works if one spring is a secondary and the other primary.
It looks a lot cleaner than many I have seen, but as long as you have the correct total advance, it's fine. Easier to make it do something with two different parts than to try to find two of the same that will have the same results.
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:15 PM
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When I changed over to EI, there was so much sand in my distributor I had to take the distributor out. There was easily enough to fill a shot glass.

And yes, the springs are not supposed to be the same.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:59 PM
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Definetly changing to ei after this.

I can't seem to get my dwell meter to work properly. I put the positive on the postive of the coil and negative on ground and I'm not getting anything. Tried a bunch of different combos but it just isn't working.

Next is just set the gap. How the hell do you do this. I bumped the starter like 50 times and it never once stopped on the peak so I could adjust the gap.

This is painful.

Edit. I'm cranking but not for 10 to 15 s. More like 4-5 s

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Old 09-21-2015, 11:19 AM
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Ya so that meter i bought is maybe broken. I set it to dwell for 8 cyl mode and did what you said and it just displayed 45 degrees no matter what .My ground was fine. Checked it with the voltage. The points were opening and closing, so it should have shown somethign.

Also one of the posts that my weights were rotating on were loose. Its a pivot point so it should not be loose to prevent binding. it could rock a good few mm back and forth, which I know is not correct.

I just pulled the trigger on a new pertronix billet distributor with flamthrower coil and new wires.
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