Posting an email thread about adjusting the points in a two-points distributor:
To sync up the points I went the "farm hand" route and placed a thin piece of cardboard (matchbook or business card) between the stationary points and then adjusted the movable points. Then reversed the process with card between the moveable points. Keep going back and forth until engine "sounds " smooth. It's a time consuming method (maybe 30 minutes) because you're removing distributor cap repeatedly but it works. Once engine is running smoothly, turn it off & bump or use hand crank to turn engine and measure both point gaps at full open and you will have a starting point if you ever change or sand points in the future.
I can't figure out how the two point sets work. It seems that the only way to open the low voltage circuit is if both of the points are open. But that only happens four times per revolution of the distributor shaft (of the two sets of points are adjusted correctly). Please help with my potentially flawed understanding of the two-points system.
Post by markgregory on Aug 10, 2017 21:41:23 GMT -6
Just a word of caution here . Joe Asuchak in Alberta , Canada . Tried doing his points and thought he did it right . He took the car for a drive ended up damaging his exhaust manifold . They are very hard to come by . He eventually found someone who new how to tune the car and has had no trouble .
Just because the gap is correct, doesn’t mean the car is timed correctly, and I am quite sure you are out of sync. The only correct way to do it is on a distributor machine or static time them with a test light, but that is a LOT of time and effort, and then it’s usually off a few degrees.
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