How do I set a ignition point own a 1965 dodge polara 383 engine
Find the gap measurement.
Remove the distributor cap.
Remove the rotor arm, (the black and brass thing under the distributor cap.
CRANK THE ENGINE SO THAT THE LOBE OF THE DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT HAS PUSHED THE POINTS OPEN TO THEIR WIDEST GAP,.
The feeler guage should be pushed between the contacts, it should go in perpendicular , i.e. the nose of the feeler blades should go in like the point of a knife.
There should be a light drag on the feeler blades if, that is, they are set correctly.
So, if the gap is 30 thousandths the blade or combination of blades should amount to 30 thousandths. The blade values should be marked on them.
If the gap is too wide the blades will have no drag on them, indeed they might not in contact with both contacts.
Or the blades might not go in because the gap between the 2 contacts is too small, in this case there will be a lot of drad on the feeler guage blades.
If either of these is the case release the screw that secures the contact to the base of the distributor and whilst maintaining the required gap tighten the screw and re-measure the gap.
When you have satisfied yourself that you have the correct gap refit the rotor arm ensuring that it is fully pushed home.
refit the distributor cap ensuring that the clips are properly secured.
Turn the key.
I should mention that the screw should be well tightened to stop the contact points from slipping.
This is a fairly straightforward job
May 26, 2015 |
Dodge Polara Cars & Trucks