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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
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Points gap was used before electronic ignition. The "points" were a set of contacts found under the distributor cap and rode a cam that opened and closed them at the firing point you set with a timing gun (a gun shaped device that flashed light, when the first cylinder plug fired) aimed at a scale on the front of the engine overhanging a mark on the crankshaft pulley. The points were set to a gap suggested by the manufacturer.

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I have a 1973 amc javelin, its been sitting (inside) for 28 years. Trying to get it running now. Replaced all the ignition system, just need to know how to set the points.


The point gap for all 1973 AMC engines is .16 inches. If you have access to a dwell meter the dwell for the V8 is 29-31 and the dwell for the 6 cylinder is 31-34.
To set the points you need to turn the engine over until the contact pad on the points is on the center of a lobe on the distributor. The lobe should be in the center of the pad so it's probably best to turn the engine over by hand. Loosen the screw on the the slotted hole in the point set and slide your feeler guage between the contact pad and the lobe. Be sure the feeler guage is flat on the contact pad or your measurement will be off. Tighten the screw and slide the feeler guage out. It should fit snugly and be able to slide back in easily but snug.
Turn the engine over until the contact pad is on the flat part of the lobe and check the alignment of the points in relation to each other. They should be closed with no gaps at either end. If there is a gap at one end then bend the stationary support until they close. DO NOT bend the moveable arm. Reset the point gap after you bend.
Once you have the gap set re-check the gap. Quite often the gap will close a little when you tighten the screw .It takes some patience to get the point set properly.
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.0016" is usually a good place to start. The gap will change when the dwell is set correctly. Make sure you are talking about breaker point gap and not air gap , as that is something else.

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