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Dwell angle? Degrees BTDC when fireing? Prosedure?

Honda Accord 1983 1600

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  • Themartin Jan 23, 2009

    And with the dwell angle we can't do anything, I have now seen there is a Hallgiver, a magnetic device, taking care of this.



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BTCD 6/750 yellow mark.

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    husni_g2002 Jan 25, 2009

    clever turn of you ....only those who lived the contact breaker distributor had experienced the dwell angle meter. thank you



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