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  • 1973 Chevrolet El Camino

Electrical problem
1973 Chevy El Camino V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 99000 miles

how to test point and condenser

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 9:05 AM

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  • hmac300
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I don't ever remember testing points or condensors. And i've been doing ths for a very long time. If the points are burnt-replace them and the condensor. If you have a dwell meter make sure to set them at 30 degrees with the vacuum disconnected. Then set your timing the same way. Best thing to do though is get rid of them and either put in a petronics electronic ignition or put an electronic distributor from a later model Chevrolet. Thoseare much better than points and you don't need to " change them" every time they go bad.

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