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LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
6 1
points
To ground
1. Ignition must be on
2. Lamp will light when points open
bring this pair of cylinders into time. Tighten
the point mounting screws and recheck the
timing.
8. Stop the engine and install the timing cover
and gasket.
Static
1. Turn the ignition switch and kill switch
OFF.
2. Connect a timing tester. buzz box or
ohmmeter between the rear contact point
terminal and the engine case for a good ground.
NOTE
1fi;ou don't hare a titningtester, you can
tell approxirnute1.v when the points open
bv inserring a piece of cellophant~ (a
cigarette package wrapper ~ , o r . k s )
between the points and pulling lightlv on
it while you turn rhe crankshafi.
A
s i r ~ p l e test light (Figure 76) also ill
rturli with the ignition svvitch and kill
switch ON.
3.
Using the large bolt on the end of the
crankshaft, slowly turn the crankshaft to the
right (clockwise) until the
"F"
mark for
cylinders No. 1 and No. 4 aligns with the index
mark (Figure 74). The timing tester should
indicate the breaker points are just beginning to
open when the marks align (the tone will
change, the bulb will light or the ohmmeter
needle will flicker).
4. If the ignition timing is incorrect, continue
turning the crankshaft until the "F" mark
aligns with the index mark again. Loosen the
3
timing plate screws (Figure 69) and rotate the
timing plate as required so the points are just
beginning to open.
5. Tighten the timing plate screws and recheck
the timing for cylinders No. 1 and No. 4.
6.
Connect the timing tester to the front point
terminal.
7. Using the large bolt on the end of the
crankshaft, slowly turn the crankshaft to the
right (clockwise) until the "F" mark for
cylinders No. 2 and No. 3 aligns with the index
mark. The timing tester should indicate the
breaker points are just beginning to open when
the marks align (the tone will change, the bulb
will light or the ohmmeter needle will flicker).
8. If the ignition timing is incorrect, continue
turning the crankshaft until the " F mark
aligns with the index mark again. Loosen the 2
front point mounting screws (Figure 69) and
adjust the point gap to bring this pair of
cylinders i n t o t i m e . Tighten the point
mounting screws and recheck the timing.
9. Install the timing cover and gasket.
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