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Post by m1auto on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:09 am

hello Smile i have a 74 super bettle and ive never adjusted points before does anyone know what the specs are? i think its 0.016 on a dizzy distributor is this correct? thanks


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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by MRJEL on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:17 am

That is the initial setting.

What are you calling a "dizzy" distributor?

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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by m1auto on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:28 am

not sure haha the last guy that looked at it called it a dizzy so i assumed thats what it has. its a centrifugal advance and its not made by bosch and im pretty sure its a 009 distrubutor. thats a dizzy right?

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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by type4revolution on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:39 am

RIGHT you guys got me dizzy just reading this. If your at the point you feel you need to adjust your points best off just to replace them and condenser. 016 is good start then check with a dwell meter if ya don't have one then find a friendly mechanic and have him check your work. Laughing
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by m1auto on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:41 am

haha well i had never heard it called a dizzy so i thought that was a brand or type of distributor. any way the points definatly need adjusted because i took them out to clean them but didn't realize they could be adjusted.

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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by ASBug on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:40 am

Dizzy = British.
American's trying to sound cool.
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Post by Jon65 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:49 pm

ASBug wrote:Dizzy = British.
American's trying to sound cool.
KC

I just thought it was because "dizzy" was easier to type than "distributor."

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Post by m1auto on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:38 pm

i thought "dizzy" was a word for a centrifugal advancing distributor because the weights spun around. lol

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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by redneck_davis on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:36 am

Somebody told me it was the 80 dollar kit that replaces points and condenser. . And works pretty well i do add
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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:26 am

redneck_davis wrote:Somebody told me it was the 80 dollar kit that replaces points and condenser. . And works pretty well i do add
Yes. Electronic ignition made my companies like Pertronix. Install and no need to adjust points anymore. Some people love them (me) and others hate them. I've been running one ever since I started driving VWs (over 15 years). You just have to be careful to not let the magic smoke out when you run them.
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by Brooks424 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:31 am

I need to replace mine, is this an easy process to do for someone that's never done it before.
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Post by type4revolution on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:35 am

I haven't run points for 20 yrs and don't plan to Start now. Buy a tuneable dizzy yo and throw that relic in the trash your car will thank you. Install this and save yourself the trouble. http://www.cbperformance.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2000


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Post by ASBug on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:35 am

bumblebuggy wrote: You just have to be careful to not let the magic smoke out when you run them.
Been there done that, expensive lesson, and I even knew better....
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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:47 am

Brooks424 wrote:I need to replace mine, is this an easy process to do for someone that's never done it before.
It's about as simple as you can get. You just remove the points and condenser and install the kit.
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:53 am

bumblebuggy wrote:
Brooks424 wrote:I need to replace mine, is this an easy process to do for someone that's never done it before.
It's about as simple as you can get. You just remove the points and condenser and install the kit.
You're going to have to remove the "dizzy" to do it though. If you don't know how to time your car, just take some paint or whiteout and mark you dizzy at the base where the clamp with the 10mm nut is so you can line the dizzy back up after you put the unit in. Then take it somewhere to get it timed properly.
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by Brooks424 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:58 am

And I can get all this stuff at a local parts store?
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Post by type4revolution on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:03 am

Yea right all those good quality parts stores located right around the corner
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:30 pm

Brooks424 wrote:And I can get all this stuff at a local parts store?
You'll have to order the electric points from a VW parts place. Herrell probably has them. I think Summit sells them as well.
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by redneck_davis on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:09 pm

Type4 has got them. Hes pretty good on the prices and tech supports great. Lol
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by m1auto on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:36 pm

i replaced the points, coil, and condensor on my super beetle but it still wont fire. it has voltage going to the coil and even if i spray ether in the carb it wont fire and before that it did a periodic "jumping" as if i shifted too early or shut the key off for a second. any ideas?

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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by redneck_davis on Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:11 pm

It wont.fire? Or.it wont crank?

To check fire pull the coil wire from the cap. Put 1/8 in away from a good ground and look for spark.
If there. pull a spark plug wire and test it the same(lot easier to plug up an extra plug you have laying around for truck, lawnmower, .vw it dont matter)

Couple ways to check on fuel. Make sure the solenoid on your carb (round with
Single wire) clicks when the key is switched on no click= no fuel into motor.
Pull the drain screw and see if the carb.drains.
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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by m1auto on Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:57 pm

it clicks i also have the end cut off of my solenoid so it wouldnt matter if it idnt work.

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Re: points gap on a dizzy?

Post by type4revolution on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:02 pm

Did ya put the rotor back inside the cap
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Post by 720boy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:21 pm

that would be funny! Laughing but we all do stuff like Embarassed
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