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Old 07-25-2006, 10:28 AM
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points or HEI dizzy??

I asked a question concerning car starting problems. and kain13 asked if it was points or hei dizzy? ummmm,.. whats the difference? was looking to post this on pre-beginner bulletian board

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points are an older type of ign system usually has a small dist cap.. HEI is a electronic system, usuall has a large cap..hei is a much better stystem GL
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thanks!

I really bought too much car for a novice. The more I learn, the less I really know. (bare with me)
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I asked a question concerning car starting problems. and kain13 asked if it was points or hei dizzy? ummmm,.. whats the difference? was looking to post this on pre-beginner bulletian board
hei will have the coil mounted on top of the distributor and points wont
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It looks like the car in your gallery has an external coil,but it may not be points,you need to remove the cap and look and see if it has any moving parts,like an arm on the points that rides on the dist cam,if nothing inside looks like its touching it is electronic.
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thanks, needed to know where to look...will check it. i believe it's High Electronic Ignition
just found this article which also explains it. (for other beginners)
http://www.hotrodders.com/t44185.html
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Doc here,

Pull the cap...and rotor..

IF you have these:



It's Points...

If you have this:



It's electronic.

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Something told me DOC would be prepared for this,I was trying to say exactly what Doc has shown ,Johnny
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