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Re: Stock points/condensor/dwell/etc.
Post by brute4c on Dec 4, 2006, 11:04am

That is the right points gap....to hook up a dwell meter one needs to know what the particular meter wants...mine is a Sears unit and it hooks up with one lead clipped to coil negative and the other to a good ground. I prefer the dwell method myself.

Which unit would be better? As long as they are both accurate, its probably a moot point.

The dwell setting for a stock military ignition:

38? to 44?
An ignitor dwell angle of more than 44? (small gap) may cause hard starting. A reading of less than 38? (large gap) may cause engine to misfire at high speeds or underload.