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Any advise on Points?

If you can help it would be great. Im sure mine are due.
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Do a forums search for "MSD" and install one. Your points will last forever and your ignition will thank you for it with quicker starts, increased performance and gas millage.
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I did away with the points and condenser in both of mine and replaced them with the Crane Cams XR-I.

A few advantages are;
*) built in rev limiter
*) no ballast resistance needed
*) no gap adjustments
*) no problems with dwell settings

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I've always been partial to Accels. Get the 42 oz points though and they'll run strong through 5500 RPM (probably more, but that all I ever pushed them). Most standard points are 32 oz and crap out after 4 grand. Get a little tube of cam lube and put a light coating on the distributor lobes too.
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5500RPMs !! You will float the crank never mind the points!!! Eric



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5500RPMs !! You will float the crank never mind the points!!! Eric
Actually it`s the valve springs that "float" and limit RPMs at the top.
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Ok, here's another Question. Can any one tell me the Dwell for an 6.6L no Ram Air?
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I love my points never had a problem with them, I use 30 degrees and that is per book for dwell. about .016 point gap. how many miles a year do you drive it? Stick with Blue Streak brand i believe they are still american made.

Not bad for $400, it was Palladium Silver, Primer, and very tired. www.benchmarkonline.biz Trans shop owner
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The dwell should be 30 degrees. Rukee, thanks for the valve thing!



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Thanks for all the Help! I looked for Blue Streak but didn't find them so... I bought Borg Warner.
I just want to thank all you guys for answering all these dumb questions.

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