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Carbed 308 Single Points Gap

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by donaldh2o, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. donaldh2o

    donaldh2o Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
    143
    Irvine CA
    Full Name:
    Don
    User and shop manuals describe the U.S. double points installation and gapping but nothing for the single point system which is in my '76 308.

    Don't know the gap, don't know where to get new points, distributor cap or capacitater.

    Manuals also do not describe what lubricant to use on rotor shaft and lubricant on the distributor shaft and O-ring and spline. My guess is a light coating of bearing grease for both.

    Can anyone help me?
     
  2. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
    2,722
    Little Rock
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    David Jones
    Having the proper owners manual for you car would be a big help in the long run...
    Is it a Euro, or US market car?

    From the owners manual page 74 & 75

    Static ignition advance 6 degrees
    Automatic advance of distributor 16 degrees 30' at 3000 rpm
    Advance on engine 33 degrees at 5000 rpm
    Contacts gap: 0,012 ÷ 0,015
    Breaker points opening angle: 30 degrees ± 2 degrees
    Closing angle (dwell) 60degrees ± 2degrees
    Ignition firing order: 1-5-3-7-4-8-2-6
     
  3. Mike Florio

    Mike Florio Formula Junior

    Jun 19, 2003
    572
    NW Rural Nevada
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    Mike Florio
    The gap for single points is the same as for dual points, which I show as mm. 0,35 +- 0,03 (0.012" - 0.015") but what really is important is the dwell, which should be 39 degrees.

    Bosch makes a lubricant specific to distributors, which I have been using for years - the tube is almost empty, so I need to get some more. I would guess that any good hi-temp synthetic grease would be OK.
     

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