How to adjust reluctor gap in Electronic ignition

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  1. Frank Odenthal

    Frank Odenthal New Member

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    Good evening,
    Was surching this forum for an answer about the gap between the reluctor wheel and the „Point“ which provides the spark Impuls. I had it apart for cleaning and I did not find any documents from my mopar ignition conversion kit. Had points originally and swaped to this distributor with orange Box 15 years ago.
    What should this gap measure.
    Thank you,
    Frank.

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  2. Toolmanmike

    Toolmanmike Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Loosen the screw and stick a brass (non magnetic) feeler gauge in the gap and adjust like a set of points. Check them all and find the average.
     
  3. Frank Odenthal

    Frank Odenthal New Member

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    Thank you Toolmanmike for your response.

    Do you now what the gap should measure, so I can use the right size of brass feeler gauge.
    Good to know it should be non magnetic!!
    Thanks.
     
  4. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    .008" is the nominal gap. If they all don't check to that, I would use it as the minimum.

    In other words, for example, if a couple of the poles check at .008 and the rest are .010, that's good. As long as they don't get much higher, say maybe .013 at the most, you'll be fine.
     
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  5. marty koirtyohann

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    check the service book then only use a non magnetic (brass ) blade type of fealer gauge 0.010" the pick up coil should be 400-600 need a factory srvive book for this any think 72 or new will have this imfo that all set the same on mopars