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Old 05-17-2003, 06:28 PM
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Mertz - most generally, there is an uninsulated braided copper conductor that goes from the breaker plate, where the points are mounted, to the body of the distributor. This wire is designed to handle plenty of flex since the breaker plate moves every time the vacuume advance operates. If the wrong type of wire is used there, it's possible for a potential continuity failure. If this happens, you will get only occasional and very weak spark... The breaker plate MUST be grounded to the distributor housing, and the dist. housing MUST have good solid electrically conductive contact with the engine block.
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