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Old 11-02-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Roll Pin mod to modern upper plate

I saw an article a while back about installing a roll pin in the modern upper plate to assist with setting the point gap. Has anyone tried this mod? Was it worth doing. Do you remember where this article appeared? Model A News, Restorer??? Thanks for your time
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:38 PM   #2
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Hmmm, interesting. Haven't heard of it. I haven't found them hard to set.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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If I remember right it gives you an anchor spot when the screwdriver is in the point slot for setting the gap. Also lets you hold the correct gap when the screws are tightened to the plate.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:34 PM   #4
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Article was in the Restorer about 6 months ago. Very good article and worth reading
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:10 AM   #5
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Thanks Randy, I will dig through my past issues, when I find it I will post where it was.
I too thought it was a good article and made a mental note, problem is my mental filing system is a folder short lately.
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Nice info, thanks
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:50 AM   #7
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FOUND IT! The Restorer January/February 2018 issue, page 10
Original points vs Modern points How to Improve Modern Points
by Lynn Sondenaa Sandy, Oregon
Lynn thanks for sharing, great article.
Gotta love this hobby
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Old 11-03-2018, 08:45 AM   #8
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I just cut a slot in my upper plate like the 60's distributors have. It works well for me.


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That's also a good idea, thanks
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