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I have a 1993 ford Econovan maxi . I have ignition point . What is the gap on the ignition point . Thanks

point gap is .40 to .50 mm ( point 4 to point 5 mm) or .015 to .20"
most point distributors are at the .02 " mark but check and adjust as points to wide will misfire under load or lack power if too close
point gap variations can change ignition timing

Nov 20, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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What is the dwell angle on a 3f engine if point gap is 18 thou

dwell angle is the no of degrees rotation between points closed and points open and for example on a 4 cylinder engine ( 4 lobes =90 degrees the dwell would be around 45 degrees available
there is an adverse relationship between point gap and dwell angle
the closer the points the bigger the dwell and conversely the bigger the gap the smaller the dwell angle
in a distributor the point gap of 18 would have a large dwell angle and that affects ignition timing
in your workshop manual there will be a dwell angle specification and if you set the points at .020 " that will put you close to the dwell angle specification
from there you adjust the gap to obtain the dwell setting
after yo have the dwell set , adjust the ignition timing
there is plenty of information on dwell angle, /point gap if you type in ---dwell angle to point gap relationship--

Aug 16, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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What is the ignition point gap?

In older engines with traditional points-condenser-coil ignition systems the dwell if the ignition was set by the gap between the points. The points act like a switch that opens and closes the circuit of the primary side of the ignition coil.

All later engines use electronic ignition that do not require points.


Mar 28, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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How to replace distributor points on mitsubishi

The points only create a spark on opening and not at any other time. When they are closed the current flows through the coil -through the close points to earth. A high magnetic field is built up in the coil during this time . When the points are opened the sudden stoppage of the current flow collapses the field and in doing so induces a spark out of the coil HT lead. The speed of the collapse is assisted by the condenser attached to the points as it discharges back through the coil windings to earth hence you get a bright dark blue spark not a orange one. So now it opening and closing the points doesn't produce a spark of any sort then the points are shorting out at the point pivot or spring end.. A simple test is to have the points set opened ( high side of cam block) and touching a flat blade screw driver across the points. This is the same action as opening and closing the points.( ensure the ignition is switched on)

Dec 22, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 225 slant six it ran well before I changed plugs and points......

go back to the distributor and points
the condenser wire and the moving points have to insulated from the fixed point and I feel that your problem is in this area
to check this turn the motor over until the points are closed turn the ignition switch to run and use a plastic rod ( like a knitting needle ) open the points
you should get a spark if the moving point has been properly installed as by opening the point you interrupt the current flow to ground and as current has mass , it will jump across the points as they are opened
if you do not get that spark across the points , refit the points ensuring that the moving point is properly insulated by the plastic bush ( in right way with the flange on the bottom and fiber washer under the nut on top and the spring properly insulated on the condenser wire
what ever you do the wire from the coil is attached to that spring and it has to be insulated right up to the points

May 07, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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How do you set the points on a196 cu. in motor

Mark the position of the distributor. Remove cap. Loosen the distributor hold down bolt.and turn distributor to raise the points cam follower to one of the lobes on the cam. Remove the screw that holds the points assembly. Remove points with the capacitor attached. Put you new points in the same position as the ones that you removed. Points should have .030" gap. Tighten points- hold-down screw. Turn the distributor to the original (marked) position. Tighten distributor hold-down bolt. You should now be able to start, but you may need to set the timing.

May 02, 2012 | AMC Cars & Trucks

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I have a old inline 240ci 6 cyl. points fire but nothing out to coil.

the coil should have less than battery voltage with the key on, the points GROUND the coil, when the points OPEN thats when the coil should SPARK. Think of the points as the SWITCH for the coil. If the coil has voltage coming to the points, but does not spark when the points open, the coil may be bad.

Sep 22, 2011 | Ford F-100 Cars & Trucks

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I have a mitsubishi 91 model car without a condensor i do`t know how to set the points

Loosen up the contact point, put the shifting gear to 1st gear, look at the cam inside the distributor, the highest point of the cam should be touching the contact point slider. Adjust the contact point to about 3mm and tighten the screw of the contact point!
put back everything and ur ready!

Jun 15, 2011 | Mitsubishi Lancer Cars & Trucks

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Where is my auxillary power point fuse located at? read other threads that says its Fuse #39 but in manual says 39 is not used? help...

Do you have a 2006 or 2007/08 F-150 ?

The problem section is for the 2006, which 37 & 39 are the correct fuses.

Change in the 07-08 MY for the power point fuses

Instrument Power point is fuse #117
Rear Power Point and Center console power point are fuse # 37

Fuse #18 & Fuse #20 are for the overhead power point, one is hot in run / start ( Fuse 18 ) the other is hot all the time ( Fuse 20 )

You can download a PDF version of the Owners Manual from Ford, so you can search for terms

Feb 28, 2010 | 2006 Ford F-150

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