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Old 09-14-2009, 01:14 PM
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Question Proper point gap setting

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What is the proper point gap setting, dwell angle and ignition timing angle for my 1970 250C?

Model *250/8*
Engine 114.023

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Old 09-15-2009, 11:51 AM
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if no one posts, PM me I have the manual at home and will look it up for you
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:39 PM
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Book says 0.3mm to 0.4mm, which translates to .012" to .016". No dwell is listed, only a gap figure. I have found a gap of .012 to .014 gives me about 36-40 degrees, more or less. If you dig into a Chilton or Haynes it may give you a dwell value, but in three decades of setting my points I have not relied on dwell for other than a check on my skills with the thickness gauge. Setting a larger gap will partially compensate to keep dwell in a reasonable range as the rubbing block wears. When the wear occurs you will need to re-set the timing. But, in all likelihood you will need to replace the points well before the block wears any significant amount.
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dwell is 38 by the book, good call 230/8

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