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Old 08-10-2011, 10:07 PM
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Smile 1973 280se 4.5 points setting

HELLO EVERYONE. QUICK QUESTION. WHATS THE POINTS SETTING ON MY 1973 280SE 4.5. ANSWER WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED THANKS RANDY.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:15 PM
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HELLO EVERYONE. QUICK QUESTION. WHATS THE POINTS SETTING ON MY 1973 280SE 4.5. ANSWER WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED THANKS RANDY.
Pretty sure the range is .028 - .032. I've have good luck with .030.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:36 PM
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The manual specifies dwell versus a gap setting. The dwell angle is basically the % of time open versus closed. You need a meter to measure it right. I found that the performance difference when using the manual specified dwell setting versus 5 degrees off is surprisingly big as far as performance and economy. If you have a dwell meter, I'd suggest using it as the way to go versus doing a gap setting, but 0.030 is not a bad base number to run on... just won't get you the same performance, from my experience, as the manual's suggested dwell.

I don't have my manual handy but if memory serves it's about 32 +/- 2.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:09 AM
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I think the points should be set to about 0.014" or about the thickness of a business card. Later the dwell should be checked and should be about 30deg.
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I agree, 30 degrees works prefectly for this set up.
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