1990caprice wrote:now i cant adjust them they just touch each other. anyone had this happen? should i try to bend the spring thing back somewhat?
I almost hate making any comments on the subject.
Absolutely do not bend the spring.
Engine #1 cylinder TDC. Mark distributor base and housing for rotor location and distributor location in housing.
Distributor out of engine, on bench, in vise. Loosen the screw holding the points to the plate. Rotate high point on distributor cam until the points rubbing block rests on the cam lobe. Gently tighten screw holding points in place. Use small notch in end of bottom points plate to adjust the point gap. Set gap to .020. Fully tighten screw.
Check to see that the condenser lead is not touching the distributor base. The condenser lead is on the inside of the insulator.