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What is the gap setting for ignition breakers on a 1963 Pontiac bonneville

Tried setting points at .016 engine won't start when new points were installed

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Sounds like the point are not installed right.Make sure they are not grounded..020--.025 should be ok, but they should be set at 30 dewell

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