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Old 11-24-2009, 04:10 PM
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Dwell on the DJet -72

So on Pearl I am goign to clean /check trigger points. Seems like last time I did this I set the timing using timing light ( and my ear ) , but I seem to recall having trouble with setting dwell using my meter. This is an old meter , certainly from the 70's and it is calibrated and working properly ( heathkit!)
Is there something in this Djet setup that would prevent using a dwell meter?
I think I ended up setting points at .014??
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:14 PM
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So on Pearl I am goign to clean /check trigger points. Seems like last time I did this I set the timing using timing light ( and my ear ) , but I seem to recall having trouble with setting dwell using my meter. This is an old meter , certainly from the 70's and it is calibrated and working properly ( heathkit!)
Is there something in this Djet setup that would prevent using a dwell meter?
I think I ended up setting points at .014??
Make sure the distributor goes back where it was if you pull it!

I think the 0.014 is what I used to use too for the points.

To connect the dwell meter, you connect from the green wire terminal to ground. Or so the picture I took tells me! I have an old dwell meter too. It is also supposed to read rpm, but I never got that to work on the D-Jet setup.

Seriously, for under $100 install a Pertronix. It eliminates one variable. I use it with the MB switchbox. Someday I will by-pass that too.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:30 PM
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I probably need to do that ( pertronix) I just need to find the time and energy
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:23 PM
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You won't get a reading if connected to the coil.You need to connect as previous person described.Mine has a little terminal sticking out,clip dwell meter lead to that.You should get RPM this way as well.Setting is 32-34 degrees per my manual.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:16 PM
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31 on mine today, I cleaned the points face and tips of rotor, no miss today , go figure??
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