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Old 08-18-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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While checking my points I noticed that the stationary one had a round hole in it. Is this a normal condition?
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:15 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:43 PM   #3
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:56 AM   #4
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Yep. Some do and some don't.
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:08 AM   #5
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Old 08-19-2017, 11:41 AM   #6
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new points were part of a tune up. you may want to get a new set of points.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:21 PM   #7
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new points were part of a tune up. you may want to get a new set of points.
If the points appear in good condition, I would clean them and adjust them, NOT replace. Some of the new ones aren't as good as the old.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:21 PM   #8
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You should only replace points when the point blocks are bad or the wear block is gone.

Getting 40 years on a set of used points is completely possible. It takes a very smooth cam and regular lubrication.
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:05 PM   #9
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The ones with the hole are less prone to making a PIT & a POTHOLE & last MUCH longer!
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The ones with the hole are less prone to making a PIT & a POTHOLE & last MUCH longer!
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:52 AM   #11
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Ah yes, the donut points to go along with the donut manifold.

8 and 9 are right on, plus the hole makes the points stay cooler.
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