the trouble corrected. See
instructions for this operation in
Section 12 of this Manual.
the distributor points. Dirty points should be cleaned, and pitted or worn points
should be replaced. Check the
points for alignment, and
align them if necessary.
the engine until the distributor point
cam follower rests on the peak of the cam. Adjust the point gap to .018", using a
feeler gauge. This operation
must be performed very accurately because it affects the point dwell or
length of time the points
remain closed in operation and, in turn, ignition coil
Hand-crank the engine until the
cam follower is located between the cams. Hook the end of a distributor point scale over the movable point
and pull steadily on the spring
scale until the points just start to open. At this point the
reading on the scale should be
between 17 and 21 ounces.
see that the vacuum spark control operates freely by turning the distributor
body counterclockwise and see
that the spring returns it to
the retarded position. Any stiffness in the operation of the vacuum spark control will
affect the ignition timing.
octane selector at "O" on the scale, Fig. 68, and attach a Neon Timing Light to No. 1
spark plug. Start the engine
and run it at idling speed. Loosen distributor clamp and rotate the
distributor body clockwise and
counterclockwise until the steel ball in the flywheel lines up with
the pointer on the flywheel housing. Tighten the distributor clamp screw.