points gap on 59 cj6 2.2l L4 - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
1959 CJ6 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: georgia
Posts: 13
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.

59cj6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 07-21-2010, 12:04 PM
Full Tank
Registered User
1980 CJ5 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SK, Canada
Posts: 593
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.


1980 CJ5 39k
Dana 30--AMC20--D300--T176--258

1986 CJ7
Dana 30--AMC20--D300--T5--2.5L
Full Tank is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-21-2010, 12:15 PM
Registered User
1970 CJ5 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Posts: 1,310
My factory service manual agrees with what Fulltank posted-.020 gap, 42 deg.dwell.
colojeepguy is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-21-2010, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1959 CJ6 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: georgia
Posts: 13
thanks guys that should do the trick. yall have a great day.
59cj6 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2010, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
1959 CJ6 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: georgia
Posts: 13
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
59cj6 is offline  

contact points , distributor , ignition , points

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
want to be rid of da points in 304 V8 only in a jeep cj Jeep CJ Forum 1 05-05-2009 10:06 PM
Tow points cs1094 Jeep CJ Forum 8 03-09-2009 08:24 PM
5-Points sweetguardian00 Jeep CJ Forum 1 05-04-2008 10:19 PM
yj with points TravisR Jeep CJ Forum 1 04-10-2006 08:10 AM
points.... thenubsterman Jeep CJ Forum 4 07-27-2004 10:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome