I have searched through my shop manual for the points gap for my 1967 Mustang's 289-2V. Cannot find the points gap specs anywhere. Can anyone tell me what the gap should be? I'm putting new points in. . .hopefully today.
My manuals for '65 thru '67 say .017 and the one for '68 says .021 like Slim said. That is for single point setups. I've always set the points for dwell so the coil can have max. time to do its thing (thats why dual point systems give better torque -- they let the coil build up more before it empties into the cap when the point combo closes). For '65 through '67, 289 single point, dwell is spec'd at between 26 and 31 degrees. I tend to set it at 30 degrees. More dwell = more torgue. I don't bother with gap really except to check the points every month or so and clean the surfaces. Gotta make sure not to set 'em too close or they'll burn faster than average. If you dont have a dwell meter, .017 works just fine.
Sorry Slim,did not mean to step on any toes! Just going by what I had always been told to set Ford points at(my Dad).
I used to work the auto parts counter(when you had to know how to read a book )and that is what the old Sorensen tune up specs were.You are right there is a wider range.
Like was said it is best to use the dwell meter,but the gap is a good starting / checking point.
Hey that reminds me! Any body need a good dwell meter?I haven't used one sense about 1975.Thats when I bought my first Mallory Unilite conversion kit,with a hot coil.Man what a differance that was!
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