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Old blue was running pretty poorly so I decided to check the timing and dwell. Either my dwell meter was bad the last time I set it I ws looking at the wrong scale, because the dweell was wy off, about 45 degrees, which probably acounted for the poor acceleration from a stop. i reset the dwell as low as I could, but couldn't seem to get it below about 36 degrees, it just wouldn't set to anyrhing lower and still get spark. The points looked pretty beat up, and that might be the problem. I've ordered new points, should be in today. If that doesn't work, any suggestions? It's the 225 V-6, in a 1968 jeepster. Timing is currently at about 7 degrees BTDC. My deacceleration backfire problem went mostly away with the new dwell set, (only a little popping on hard deceleration, as opposed to the rifle shot it used to be) It's a prestolite distributer.