Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by julian dodwell, Oct 19, 2012.
I am looking for the gap measurement for the contacts in my 1977 230c w123 ?
Its commonly 0.015"/0.4mm, any more leads to excessive breaker arm velocity and consequent points bounce. I do not have the specific data for your engine but 15 thou was quite standard on most older distributors and I can't think of one that I ever dealt with which was any different.
Do beware that the points gap affects the ignition timing and that if the timing is to be set up then the points gap must be set first.
It is an old car and wear may have taken place on the dizzy cam, or the bearings supporting the dizzy shaft, check it on all four lands to be sure that your ignition will be consistent.
Interesting wireman,,yes the bearing could wear making it very hard to get even firing, I think too that 15 thou was pretty standard
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