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Unread 07-21-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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points gap on 59 cj6 2.2l L4

hey guys, just joined, will get pics up of her soon. i recently have purchased a 1959 cj6 with a konig iron works truck cab and doors. been working to get the little l4 going. does anyone know what to set the gap at the points at in the distributor. im replacing coil, plugs, wires, condensor and points/contacts.
any infor would be greatful, thanks guys.

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Unread 07-21-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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I'm no expert on these older rigs but my Haynes Manual says:
Distributor Point Gap
0.020" for L-head engine with Autolite distributor
0.022" for L-head engine with Delco Remy distributor
0.020" for F-head engine with Prestolite distributor

Dwell Angle
L-head 25-34 degrees
F-head 42 degrees

Spark plug Gap
F-head AC-45 or Champion J-8 0.030"
L-head Champion J-8 0.030"

Hope this is helpful.

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Unread 07-21-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
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My factory service manual agrees with what Fulltank posted-.020 gap, 42 deg.dwell.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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thanks guys that should do the trick. yall have a great day.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 05:30 AM   #5
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thanks again fellers, set it last night, poored some fuel in the carb and after 10 years she fired right up...good to hear her pur
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