[T3] Kettering Ignitions (Jim Adney)

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Fri Feb 12 07:06:31 PST 2021

On 11 Feb 2021 at 21:44, William Jahn wrote:

>  I've never bothered to file points. Don't they have a hard coating filing
> past that and it's pretty thin , you file through that

There's a layer, you can see it, and it's about 1 mm thick. There's plenty of 
material to file if you care to.

>  The one issue is setting the timing. When I  rebuilt this engine I used
> flat top pistons , Russ said at one point I should set it @ TDC rather
> than 5 BTDC. I Always did and it was not an issue until I put the vacuum
> advance line back.

IIRC, you have a Calif, X-engine, FI/AT '73, same as mine. The vacuum 
advance should not make any difference at idle. It doesn't on mine. 

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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