Breaker Point Alignment
After the breaker points have been aligned, they should be adjusted to the correct gap with a feeler gauge or dwell
meter. To adjust the points with a feeler gauge, turn the distributor shaft until the rubbing block rests on the peak of a cam
lobe. Insert the correct blade of a clean feeler gauge between the points. The gap should be set to the larger opening
(0.027 inch) because the rubbing block will wear down slightly while seating to the cam. When setting the points with a
dwell meter, adjust the dwell angle to the low setting (35° ). This will also compensate for rubbing block wear.
Each time the distributor points are replaced or adjusted, the ignition timing should be checked and adjusted as
necessary. Proper adjustment of ignition timing must be maintained to provide maximum engine power output and best
possible fuel economy.
The timing marks arc located on the engine front cover and can be seen from the left side. These marks and a
notch on the crankshaft pulley or damper arc used to time the engine. The recommended timing setting is 60
the ignition timing as follows: