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Old 10-04-2018, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default best place and part number for stock style points?

Where would you recommend to buy points from? And how much should I spend? Part number? I can fit them if they dont line up. I really want good metalugry on the points. So that they wont give me problems from just sitting for a month.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:32 PM   #2
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The ignition points that we sell are made by Standard Automotive. I have been arguing with them for 2 years to try and fix the problem. They have the contact recess and contact stamped too far away from the pivot point and it is impossible to get them to properly align as they should. I have sent them distributors and archive blueprints to show them the issue and its like talking to a wall! I have points that they made properly 3 or 4 years ago so they changed something somewhere! There are other points being made in India but they are no better. I'm trying to find a reputable company to make these but so far I'm hitting dead ends. Don Snyder
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Don, appreciate the efforts.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:08 PM   #4
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Thank you don for effort and the answers. I found these nos points and have the set the car had when I got it, that are from that era. that I keep under the seat in my spare parts. The ebay seller has two more sets if any one else wants to clean up a nos set.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153190135166
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:29 AM   #5
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Been keeping my eye out for an NOS set of points. Grabbed one of those sets in your link. Also, try to use an original point block if possible. Bought a new one and the hole for the stationary point was not parallel with the plate...
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:16 AM   #6
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Thank you don for effort and the answers. I found these nos points and have the set the car had when I got it, that are from that era. that I keep under the seat in my spare parts. The ebay seller has two more sets if any one else wants to clean up a nos set.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153190135166
Just checked...sold out!
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:11 AM   #7
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If you can find a decent set of used (old stock) points clean them up and try them, you may find that they work just fine.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:23 PM   #8
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Yes, there are a lot of distributors out there start looking. Original or replacement points from back when you could get quality will serve you well into the future.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:33 AM   #9
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I agree, the best you can get are original ones. Even the used ones can be cleaned up to work well and are long lasting.

As for new ones, the best I have found are from NAPA. I find that they usually have them in stock, or can get them within 24 hours.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHCS30

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Old 10-08-2018, 10:41 AM   #10
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These are claimed to be the same as was offered above. but it doesnt look like they come with packaging. the ebay sellers have probably been sitting on these parts. And then have them sell out in a weekend.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1929-1...ss!48706!US!-1

Thank you KGBnut. Its good to know a source for on the road needs.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:06 PM   #11
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Napa. Echlin # CS30
Or FD1718 Napa number
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:51 AM   #12
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https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Moto...eywords=FD1718

If you need new stock points, amazon is pretty cheap. And free shipping if you have prime. Same P/N as Napa.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:28 AM   #13
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What about B part nos? I tried some of the links, but no luck. Does anyone know the modern nos?

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:00 AM   #14
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Default Re: best place and part number for stock style points?

Don,
I just ordered a set of your original points yesterday before I saw this thread. Do I need to do anything different so they will work with the issue you describe? I had bought a set from the local Napa, and they didn't line up which is why I decided to order yours. I'm assuming the new set will line up identical to the one from Napa. Here's a picture...
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:03 AM   #15
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Same problem I had. Figured it was the repro upper plate but apparently not.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:25 AM   #16
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I also had that mis-alignment problem, filed the mounting holes for stationary point so it could be adjusted to line up.
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Ryan,
I had thought about ordering a repro upper plate because I thought my original might be the problem.


Katy,
Looks like I'll have to go your route - thanks for the idea.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:17 PM   #18
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Still have to fit the NOS points but if the fit well I'd say the new plate is not the problem
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Default Re: best place and part number for stock style points?

That ground side of the points is adjustable. Remove the points cam and then rotate the top plate until it comes out. Loosen the 2 screws and see if the block can be lined up with the movable contact.
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https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...r+points,11337




https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=391&jsn=391




FYI, another place to order from.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:29 PM   #21
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I can confirm that the NOS points fit better than the new ones and appear to be high quality. The pictures below are both with the point block in the same position. I did enlarge the holes with a file to make the new ones fit a little better before I got the NOS set. Ended up needing to move the point block in a little to correct the alignment.
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