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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

Dave
D Moore

I use .030" with a sport coil for either type of ignition. Bud
Bud Krueger

Ditto on .030 here.
David Sheward 55 TF1500 # 7427

I'm running .35' gap, but have the 30,000 volt pertronix Flame Thrower.

Gord Clark
Rockburn, Qu
Gordon A Clark

Have had no problem with .035" and that's supercharged.
JRN JIM

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.
Doctor Bob

This thread was discussed between 11/09/2014 and 14/09/2014

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