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What is the gap setting for the coil to flywheel on a mini mac 6? I have the engine out of the case and need to clean and readjust the carb. It is connected to the coil brace so if I take out the carb I will lose the gap. Using a set of feeler gauges one leg is set at .003 and the other about .005. I believe these should be the same and since it did not run as well as I thought it should I would like to set this correctly. My guess would be about .004. Can anybody verify this? Thanks

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  • laserbeam Sep 10, 2009

    Thanks for the quick reply. I do appreciate the response but I think you left out a "0" or you put the decimal in the wrong place. I think you meant .010 which is what I will set it to.

    Thanks again.



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