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    Default Dial on my points distributor

    I have never seen a dial like this and assume it has something to to with advance but my 3 year old turned it all the way out when I wasn't looking and now I am not sure where to set it.

    Also are these Delco distributors or a specific marine unit cause I wanna buy a pertronix conversion but not sure what this distributor is, cant find my camera but will put up a pic when i can,thanks
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    wow 130 views and nobody can tell me exactly what the dial is? I know pics would help but my camera is MIA (4 kids) so till we find it all I can do is describe it.

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    Does it look like the dial on my dizzy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat9 View Post
    wow 130 views and nobody can tell me exactly what the dial is? I know pics would help but my camera is MIA (4 kids) so till we find it all I can do is describe it.
    Without a photo , or numbers, or some sort of description of what it is you are working on, to see what the hell it is your talking about... yeah, you're gonna get 130 views and no answer to what this dial over here next to this thing on this other deal up under the thingy that is got stuff on it... is for.

    If you can't post pics up, can't come up with any numbers or what have you off the distributor... and you want to correctly reset your dial thingy that may perhaps be an advance screw... put a timing light on it and adjust it until you can see what it does and get it where you want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by six-oh-nine View Post
    Without a photo , or numbers, or some sort of description of what it is you are working on, to see what the hell it is your talking about... yeah, you're gonna get 130 views and no answer to what this dial over here next to this thing on this other deal up under the thingy that is got stuff on it... is for.

    If you can't post pics up, can't come up with any numbers or what have you off the distributor... and you want to correctly reset your dial thingy that may perhaps be an advance screw... put a timing light on it and adjust it until you can see what it does and get it where you want it.
    I've never seen anything like he is describing. I was one of those 130.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piston in the wind View Post
    I've never seen anything like he is describing. I was one of those 130.
    Work on old-ass British and Japanese cars from the 50's and 60's and you'll see stuff like what I "think" he's trying to describe.
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    I doubt you have this new distributor, but is it a timing adjustment dial similar to this??

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    Dammit, I cant find that camera for shit It does adjust the timing I have never seen anything like it but no matter its coming out for a new MSD unit and box, was gonna make it work cause the boat is all original down to the vintage Hardin marine driveline cover.

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    There were some older distributors that had a slide/lift window to where you went in with an allen wrench to adjust the points dwell. Adjusting dwell moved timing but, adjusting timing (turning the dizzy) will not change the points dwell. Made point adjustment easy but still needed a dwell meter. Nothing wrong with a healthy points distributor...they make reliable spark just like the fancy $$$ boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat9 View Post
    Dammit, I cant find that camera for shit It does adjust the timing I have never seen anything like it but no matter its coming out for a new MSD unit and box, was gonna make it work cause the boat is all original down to the vintage Hardin marine driveline cover.
    Try to post a picture. Sounds unique. Might be valuable to someone building an old school ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat9 View Post
    Dammit, I cant find that camera for shit It does adjust the timing I have never seen anything like it but no matter its coming out for a new MSD unit and box, was gonna make it work cause the boat is all original down to the vintage Hardin marine driveline cover.
    No camera on a cell phone???
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    Ok here it is finally you can see the knob in the upper left corner of the pic
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    Looks home made to me, does it work? Hook up timing light and check.

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    Set it to 375* for 45 minutes... uncover... let brown for an additional 15 mins and should be ready to go.


    To be honest, I have never seen an oven knob on a dist before... the ones I have seen on old british and jap car stuff were typically knurled little knobs.
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