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65 GTO TRI Power points gap

Hey Guys, I'm new to the board so please bear with me. I don't have a dwell meter. Trying to find the correct points gap for my engine. I've read the shop manual from cover to cover and all I see is dwell angle. I've done a search here and found one post that said the gap should be 14 to 16 per the shop manual. I'll be damned if I can find it in the manual. I've also searched the internet and all I can find is dwell angles and "close points until engine skips and open until it smoothes out etc" .
Stock distributor, points etc. What is the proper gap? Thanks!
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On the fly you can get close by getting them on the lobe and turning the screw one full turn after they just begin to open.
Points nowadays are junk and I was constantly resetting the dwell.
The last set lasted 600 miles and I had to replace them on the side of the road on my way to Williams Az.
I went into Flagstaff and picked up a Pertronix electronic conversion kit before driving back to So Cal.
No more problems and no setting dwell.
Back in the day points were good for 15K miles now they can be junk right out of the box.
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