Performance, fuel economy, and life expectancy of the engine depend largely on the correct distributor
Breaker Point Check and Adjustment
At the specified intervals, the breaker points should be checked and adjusted as necessary. Inspect the points for
excessive metal transfer, or a pitted or badly burned condition. Inspect the rubbing block for a loose, chipped or broken
condition. Replace the defective points.
NOTE: Do not use a file, sandpaper, or emery cloth to clean or remove pits from distributor points. Any abrasion of the
point surfaces only causes them to burn faster. Files should be used only on spark plug electrodes.
Replace Distributor Points
At the recommended intervals, or whenever inspection indicates a need, the distributor breaker points should be
replaced. Replacement can be made without removing the distributor.
Disconnect the condenser and primary leads from the breaker point assembly. Remove the screws that secure the
assembly to the breaker plate, then remove the assembly.
To install, place the assembly in position and install retaining screws. Be sure that the ground wire is under the
breaker point screw near the pivot. Attach primary and condenser wires to assembly. Apply a light film of distributor cam
lubricant to the cam. Do not use engine oil.
The vented-type breaker points must be accurately aligned and strike squarely in order to realize the full
advantage provided by this design and to insure normal breaker point life. Turn the distributor cam (energize starter if
distributor is in engine) so that breaker points are closed. Check the alignment of the points with a magnifying glass. Align
the points to make full face contact by bending the stationary point bracket. Do not bend the movable arm. It is
recommended that a special alignment tool be used for this operation.