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MG TD TF 1500 - ?Spark plug gap with electronic ignition
|As noted earlier, I have an older Petronix unit. That being the case presently (I may go back to points)what do I set the plug gap at? |
If I remember correctly it's .025 with points.
And I'm thinking it's .030 with electronic ignition. Not sure. Anyone know?
|R C Flowers|
|You can go up to .35 but it can stress the components and give you tracking on the inside of your distributor cap ( happened to me...)|
I settled on 0.30
|I use .030" with a sport coil for either type of ignition. Bud|
|Ditto on .030 here.|
|David Sheward 55 TF1500 # 7427|
|I'm running .35' gap, but have the 30,000 volt pertronix Flame Thrower.|
|Gordon A Clark|
|Have had no problem with .035" and that's supercharged.|
|Thank you all again. I'm going with the .030 that I thought to be correct. I know I read that somewhere.|
|R C Flowers|
|I have an Accuspark system in mine although I never go anywhere without a backup points system in the tool box just in case.|
I am very happy with my electronic ignition. I get better starting and the ignition strobe light shows more consistent timing.
A well setup points system I am sure would give results that are close to any electronic system on the market. For me it's simply a convenience thing.
I set my plug gaps to the standard .025" and she runs nicely with both points and the electronic system with this gap.
I see no reason to increase the gap and stress the system but there again I am not looking for high performance. I just want to get to the pub and back without drama.
This thread was discussed between 11/09/2014 and 14/09/2014
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