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Points and condenser

Standard Motor Products Blue Streak Point and Condenser Set H/D KIT 1

$23.99
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  • Both engines take the same spark plugs, points, and condenser if equipped with the original single point distributor. Because of the state of current engines, the distributor with points and a condenser has become somewhat of a lost art to many. There isn't any magic to it. The equipment needed, other than tools, are:

    To install the new points and condenser, install the condenser first, noting the small tab that aligns with the small hole at the distributor plate to keep the condenser from moving. Now install the new points and leave the two mounting screws just tight enough that you can still move the points with the flat blade screwdriver in that slot at the end. Reattach the two wires to the shaft and nut of the points and tighten. Turn the ignition key to the ON position. Connect your dwell meter and place it so you have both hands free. Crank the engine and slightly move the points with the flat blade screwdriver until you get the dwell meter reading to between 24 and 26 degrees. When you have them correct, you can then tighten the points screws all the way. Recheck the dwell to make sure tightening the points didn't change the setting. Replace the distributor rotor and the distributor cap.

  • First remove the old points and condenser. Use a magnetic screwdriver to remove the screws. I think every mechanic has dropped those little screws inside the distributor at one time or another.

    3. Let's start with the distributor. Remove the cap by removing the two clips holding the cap on. Here is what you see inside. Ideally, you should take the rotor off so you can see the points and condenser. There are just a couple of screws that hold these pieces in the distributor so its pretty easy to figure out.

    All 1970 Ford 302 and 351 Windsor V-8s are easy to perform the basic tune-up.
    The firing order of the 302 is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. The 351 is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8.
    Both engines take the same spark plugs, points, and condenser if equipped with the original single point distributor. Because of the state of current engines, the distributor with points and a condenser has become somewhat of a lost art to many. There isn't any magic to it. The equipment needed, other than tools, are:
    1. Timing light.
    2. Dwell meter.
    3. Spark Plug gapper. The most common is the round metal disk with gradient measurements, sort of like a round single feeler gauge.
    4. Remote starter switch. This is a device that connects between where the positive battery cable connects to the starter solenoid and the s lead boot terminal of the solenoid. (See picture) The remote starter switch basically shorts across these two connections and that initiates the starter thus cranking the engine. This can also be accomplished by using a screwdriver to short across the two terminals.

  • Brand ACCEL
    Condenser Included Yes
    Notes Heavy duty 32 oz. points kit.
    Part Type Distributor Points and Condenser Kits
    Product Line ACCEL Points Ignition Points and Condenser Kits
    Quantity Sold as a kit.

    Now that we know what the parts are and what they do, lets talk about replacing them. Replacing the points and condenser are very easy and you should always put in a new condenser with new points. I always took the old points and condenser and put them in a zip lock bag and kept them in my car. If I had a problem I always had a set that I knew would work and get me going again.

Points and Condenser Kit, O.E.M

The points function as a circuit breaker for the primary circuit of the ignition system. The ignition coil must boost the 12 volts of electrical pressure supplied by the battery to as much as 25,000 volts in order to fire the plugs. To do this, the coil depends on the points and the condenser to make a clean break in the primary circuit.