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no more points!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevy wrangler, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. chevy wrangler

    chevy wrangler 1/2 ton status

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    i cant seem 2 gap my points right i know its suppose 2 be at .019, but cant get it gapped!!!!:mad: :mad:
     
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    If ya have the money, get a dwell meter. It gets the points right on. And remember, changing the point gap changes the timing a bit. Ya need to set it each time ya adjust the points!
     
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    just go hei, get one from a junkyard and live happily ever after:D
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I bet there are some youngins in this audience, who have never even heard of such a tool or even the term "dwell". :D
     
  5. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've heard the thickness of a match book is about correct but I'd just get an hei or an elctronic conversion for your points distributor
     
  6. chevy wrangler

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    how do i convert it 2 HEI??? dwell is how long the points stay closed right??
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    get an Hei distributor what yera is your truck????
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You learn quick young grasshopper. :D

    Switching to an HEI is easy. Pull your points distributor and coil, drop in an HEI distributor and then check voltage to the wire that was originally going to your positive side of the coil and if it's 12 volts put a connector on it and plug it into the HEI cap where is says BAT and you're all done. :thumb:

    PS: This will however cause you to need to buy new plug wires and a different style coil and cap but probably time for that tune-up anyways.
     
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    its a 1979 but has a 1969 chevelle 350
     
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    Your truck originally had an HEI distributor in it. I'll bet you keep eating points because you cannot have more than 9 volts on a points distributor or else points fail very quickly unless of course someone was smart enough to install a ballast resistor or a resistor coil.
     
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    Don't fergit to increase the size of the wire going to the dist. I had weird problems on my '73 when I put in a HEI, until I did.
    Run a 12 or 10 gauge from a "switched" terminal on the fuse box to the dist. It will be "hot" 12 VDC when the ing switch is turned on.


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    Unless it had HEI originally!
     
  12. chevy wrangler

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    well it has had that distributor in it for like a yaer and thats the first points i burned, i left the radio on, oopps!!!LOL
     
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    whats the best thing 2 do??? i dont want to throw the timeing off............and well i do have a HEI on my project blazer, so yeah what should i do?????
     
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    Just go get you another HEI there cheap try one of those junk yards on montana out by the titty bars
     
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    yeah but wont it knock the timming off???im not good at stuff like that!!!!LOL
     
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    just pay attention to where the #1 plug wire is on your current Dist' and put the new one in the same way it's not as hard as it sounds if you can set pounts then you can swap distributors
     
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    yeah but i cant set points???
     
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    Oh, well uhhh.... is this your only vehicle ???? other than your project mentioned above
     
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    if you could get the truck up here to Alamogordo I sure wouldn't mind helping you convert it to HEI
     

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