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Hi all, just wondering, if i change a stock distributor breaker points to the electronic *pointless* type would i still have to adjust dwell angles or make any kind of adjustments in the future? and do they make this type of system for the FI trigger contacts as well?
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You would never have to adjust the dwell angle again. Actually, "dwell angle" is a meaningless concept once you take the points out of the distributor.

Timing would remain where you set it, until the distributor itself started wearing. Unless it slipped and rotated a bit by itself. It is still a good idea to check the timing every once in a while, but chances are VERY good that you'll always find it dead-on where you set it.

AFAIK, nobody makes a substitute for the stock FI trigger points. You're stuck with them. Happily, they don't wear that much--they don't carry hardly any current at all--and the fuel injection timing is nowhere near as critical as the ignition timing. In fact, two of the cylinders always get fuel 1/2 crankshaft revolution before the intake valve opens. That indicates to me that the exact timing of the fuel injection pulse is not that critical.

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