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Breaker Ignition point gap

I am searching for the gap distance in the breaker ignition points inside the distributor

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this is easy if you can find parts meant for it. Need a distributor, a crank sensor and pulley with a reference point for the sensor, a control module, coil, cap, rotor, wires, and you should be good to go.the CKP (crank sensor) tells the module when to fire, the module fires the coil, and the distributor determines basically when it fires in terms of milliseconds (basic timing), same as with points. The timing via distributor is necessary since the fuel is not controlled via CMP (cam sensor). otherwise the distributor would be fixed and the computer would control fuel volume/timing and ignition timing at the same time, and since there is no reference for the fuel or valve timing, the module has no way to determine the most effective timing therefore simply fires when the crank passes the sensor.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Is the distributor turning when you crank it? From a broken timing belt.

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SOURCE: ignition points gap setting for '86 land cruiser

WELL 1986 IGNITION SYSTEM ELECTRONIC THE WAS NO POINTS USED. LAST SET OF POINTS IN TOYOTA WAS 1979 TO 1980 POINTS GAP SETTING WOULD HAVE BEEN 0.018

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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your local library has repair manuals or go online--some dealer techs may look it up for you--aproximating the gap can be done-just dont make it too wide or close

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.45mm or 18 thou . Set them when the rubbing block of the points are on the highest part of the lobe. Reset the ignition timing after setting the points as points setting changes the timing. Use a strobe light or if you dont have one you can do it statically . Put the engine on its timing mark on the front pulley not tdc. loosen the distributor turn the ignition on and slowly rotate the dissy until you hear the small tic of the points opening and the spark jumping. at this point re tighten the dissy. That should do the trick If this helps Please Vote Jeff

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There are electronic ignition kits available to fit to your existing points breaker ignition, so no need to fit another distributor.

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I have a 1957 Ford 292 engine and it is misfiring on cylinders 4 and 8. What could be the problem?


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There is a ridge on the cap which matches a slot on the distributor and allows the 2 parts to interlock and mesh. Any other rotation of the cap will tip the cap off center and increase the firing gap on the high side while possibly causing the opposing terminals to scrape.
Wear in breaker plate bushing or distributor shaft bushing. Easily determined if you can find a real old-time speed shop with a Distributor curve machine. What happens is torque shifts the spinning distributor shaft to the side of the bushing with excess play. Basically same thing happens with a worn breaker plate; movement causes misalignment of breaker plate and points lose gap when breaker cam tries to lift points.
If removed you can fiddle with distributor shaft and put points on "High-cam" for each cylinder and measure point gap. Logically, if perfect, each "High Cam" has the same gap. But wear will show up if you put pressure either on the breaker plate or the distributor shaft.
There is a spring pin holding the distributor gear onto the shaft. You may find a seal on the shaft at some point. The parts were lubed by the oil "sling" onto the distributor housing, You may be able to "180" the distributor drive gear so mark it relative to the distributor shaft.
Other than the above, I do not know if an 8mm wire would fit into the Distributor cap; the older wires were 7mm 0r thinner and sometimes spark would jump if the wires crossed.
Finally, and much more expensive would be worn rear Camshaft bushings. 4 and 8, I believe were opposed and wobble could account for non electrical misfiring.
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Hi Steven, I would think of replacing the the points (contact breaker) and condenser (capacitor) Theses are inside the distributor and revealed by removing the distributor cap. Remove the holding clips or screws (I don't remember which) and then lift off the cap and rotor arm. remove the cables connecting to the condenser and points. Remove both points and condenser and replace both and reconnect the electrical cables. Turn the engine by hand until the contact breaker is fully opened by one of the cam lobes on the center shaft and then adjust the gap to point four five millimeters. Rotate the engine again by hand until the points close and then with the ignition turned on but not cranking check you have spark by opening the points with a plastic tool. Once the spark is confirmed turn the engine to the timing marks (Please confirm ignition timing but I believe it is 6 degrees before Top Dead Center. Turn the engine so that the timing marks align at that setting and then set the points by loosening off the distributor body and rotating it so that the points are just about to open but are still closed. Tighten everything up and refit the rotor arm and cap and start the engine. For a more accurate setting of the distributor timing use a strobe timing light after initial start up. Always attend to the ignition timing before attempting any carburetor adjustment. Regards John

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What year is the vehicle and engine, and is the ignition system an electronic HEI (High Energy Ignition) distributor, or the old style breaker points ignition distributor.

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You have a 1986 454 engine with an old style breaker point ignition distributor, GM has not used a breaker point ignition for their V-8 engines since 1974, is that an older distributor or something after-market?

The ignition points dwell angle for that engine should be set at 29-31 degrees dwell (a dwell meter would be the most accurate way to set the ignition points), or a .019 in. point gap.

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How to determine if a condenser is still functional.


The ignition condenser is needed for good coil saturation and is directly related to the voltage output of the coil, the weaker the ignition condenser is, the weaker the spark will be from the coil.

The signs to look for when replacing the ignition points are burnt or pitted contact surfaces at the breakers, and for a worn down rubbing block. (where the points contact the cam lobes inside the distributor)

The only things that you can do to prolong the life of the ignition points is to make sure that the rubbing block on the ignition points and the distributor cam lobes are properly lubricated with die-electric grease, and make sure that the dwell angle is properly set. (you would need a dwell meter to set the ignition points properly)

The only reason that the engine would stall from the ignition points is because either the condenser burned out, or the rubbing block wore down and the ignition points closed up. (The ignition points should open and close to provide a primary signal to the coil, if they do close up, you can get home by using a piece of a match book cover to set the gap for the ignition points, it is approximate enough to work well enough to get you back home if stranded from closed up ignition points)

I hope that this was helpful to you in any way.

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