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Re: MSD Cap-A-Dapt for GM points style dist doesn\'t fit exactly right

Dremel tools are wonderful inventions!! I couldn't get much done with out mine!
It's save a project more than once around here.
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Besides having to move the locating notch, did you have any other problems?
Did the #1 marker cast into the cap line up with your #1 plug wire location when you were done?
How do you like it so far?
Did you go to an electronic pickup yet and solid state ignition?
I can send you wiring diagrams to wire any of the factory modules to any magnetic tigger... I can probably recommend a coil also...

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You can fire an MSD module with points, but I'm not too keen on the idea...

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If you take a good look at the cap adaptor, there are two sets of mounts for the top cap location clips...
Did that not work for you?
Could You use one of them, by moving the top cap clips over? (Need to move the locating pin too sometimes)
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Please see attachment.
Look where the cap clip is mounted to the adaptor, and look just to the left of the cap clip.
See the extra mounts for the cap clip?
Did your adaptor have them?
Did you try them? And if you did, what kept them from working, what was out of place?

I have done this upgrade twice, and all I had to do was move the cap clips... I've been lucky so far.... I know they used three different versions of the Delco distributor, but I don't know what the differences were...

I'm doing this very same upgrade again for a friend Thursday, and I was just wondering if I'm going to run into the same model of Delco you have....
I would be good to know this stuff for the disk I'm putting together also....

Thanks for your time, Aaron.

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I hear good things about those Pertronix kits.
They use flying magnets instead of the usual iron core load to break the magnetic field on the pickup coil, and they really give a strong signal, and almost no false triggers.
I have one in the distributor machine right now, but I haven't put it through the ringer yet...
I do know it gives as strong a signal as MSD's flying magnet crank trigger, and that's saying something!!
Looks like you made a good choice so far...

Over time, the magnets will collect metallic dust out of the air, and from wear on your distributor parts.
Keep that dust and shavings cleaned off of the magnet collar, and the pick up coil...

See ya later, Aaron.
And thanks again for the answers...

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I think I know what one you have...
My best friend just bought a old CJ 5, and it has a 304 with points, and I'm going to do a lot of pictures when I do it nest week.
It is going to make the upgrades disk before it's over....

I have a 74 304 coming up too, upgrade from the Prestolite to a real ignition system in three easy steps...

Good luck, and keep us posted...
Aaron.

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