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Unread 06-02-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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dwell adjustment on buick 225 v6

well, my cj5 is inspected and running, but my mileage is really crappy and i think that it could be runngin smoother. so i am going to go thru and adjust the timing, fuel mixture, point gap, and dwell.

my book says that there is a window in the distrubuter cap to adjust the dwell with a allen key...

i dont see a window
does anyone hae a piture or something that could help me out? i searched around but found nothing

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Unread 06-02-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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It's a little metal tab that pulls up. It is on the side of the distributor cap. If you don't have a window, then you've got a later model cap for the electronic ignition. Go get the correct cap.

You'll need a dwell meter. $30 at Sears. I think the setting is 29 or 30deg.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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It's a little metal tab that pulls up. It is on the side of the distributor cap. If you don't have a window, then you've got a later model cap for the electronic ignition. Go get the correct cap.

You'll need a dwell meter. $30 at Sears. I think the setting is 29 or 30deg.
damn, i just bought one at autozone for 40

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Unread 06-02-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
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Here is a pic of the one you need:
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Unread 06-02-2007, 02:40 PM   #5
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a-ha! thats not the one i have.

thanks alot jay.

will autozone have those? or do i need a dealer or what?
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Unread 06-02-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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I think I got mine at NAPA.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 07:35 PM   #7
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it could be a prestolite dizzy there, they dont have windows.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 07:55 PM   #8
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There was away to adjust the dwell with the cap off, but I forget how I used to do mine.
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it could be a prestolite dizzy there, they dont have windows.
That's what I was thinking myself.

Otherwise pick up a Delco from someone that upgraded to HEI and then you can adjust the points this way or put Pertronix in.
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Unread 06-09-2007, 08:31 PM   #10
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well, i took a nap after reading all of this because i am way to lazy to drive to town a buy a new cap. and when i woke up my dad had already adjusted the dwell, timing, mixture, and idle (i think he really wanted to drive it.... )
i'll have to ask him how he did it
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