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Old 07-22-2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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Where can I purchase an ignition points adjustment tool?
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Old 07-22-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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For a stock distributor you need a flat head screwdriver to adjust the points mount and a 1/8" allen wrench to adjust the dwell. You also need a dwell meter (set to about 30º) unless you want to use a points gap gauge (set to .019"). All of these tools are available at almost any parts store.
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What I am looking for is a long flexible shaft screw driver with a 1/8" allen head on the end.
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I have one that hasn't been used in years...PM me your address and it's your's
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What I am looking for is a long flexible shaft screw driver with a 1/8" allen head on the end.

I never knew such a thing existed. Is there any advantage over a regular little L-shaped allen wrench?
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Nice thing about the flex driver is, you can set it in there and know your not gonna get a shock. (btw, remember to re-check your timing once you have done the points)
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Where can I purchase an ignition points adjustment tool?
Here is the one I have got. Of course, like AJ Foyt would say, mine was handed down from my father to me.

http://www.kd-tools.com/2539.htm
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I never knew such a thing existed. Is there any advantage over a regular little L-shaped allen wrench?
There's lots of stuff out there that only the professionals know about. Did you know that there are extra long screw drivers...about 4 feet long for adjusting the idle mixture and idle speed? I've got a pair that I've loaned out to a friend which really help on hot days when it's too painful to lean over a hot engine...I'd rather get my tan the old fashion way.
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Here is the one I have got. Of course, like AJ Foyt would say, mine was handed down from my father to me.

http://www.kd-tools.com/2539.htm
I just bought one like this from NAPA, works for the carb and the distributer. About $12 I think.

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i would be carefull giving these tools away,100 years from now they will be worth a lot of cash on e-bay . even better if they had been used on vettes, hahahah
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