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Good Points for Early Pan Timers?

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Post by Kuda » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:17 pm

I checked the archives in a number of places, can't find any info that helps. I've heard nothing but good things about Blue Streaks (used to run 'em in my cars back in the day) but they don't show one for an early pan timer (2 piece). Anyone got a good source for a high quality set of points and condenser? The V-twin set (only ones I could find) had to be adjusted every 1000 miles, a real PITA on a 4000+ mile trip.. :roll: Thanks,

-Kuda
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Re: Good Points for Early Pan Timers?

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:27 pm

Good Luck with your search Kuda! I was having the same problem, and finnally just went to the E-beyond 2000 system. Haven't had that cover back off the timer in three years. :D Just something you may want to think about. Now all the purist out there will start chopping me up. :mrgreen:

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Post by hogboy52 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:36 pm

I may be wrong but I think HD used Chevrolet 6 cyl. points from that era.

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Post by LittleAl » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:37 pm

most indy's autoparts stores will have Blue Streak, NAPA maybe too. I don't know the number of them but my understanding is they are the ones for '62 and older chevy 6 cyl.

just so you know, if you care, HD still has OEM points & condensors, my dealer keeps them in stock. I'm using them in my '54

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Post by Kuda » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:45 pm

LittleAl wrote:most indy's autoparts stores will have Blue Streak, NAPA maybe too. I don't know the number of them but my understanding is they are the ones for '62 and older chevy 6 cyl.
just so you know, if you care, HD still has OEM points & condensors, my dealer keeps them in stock. I'm using them in my '54
The ones listed by Blue Streak only say they're good for '70 and up. Anyone know if they'll fit in a stock '49 timer?

And thanks for the tip on the HD dealer, never even thought of that one. I'll start calling around to see if anyone's still got some left in stock...

-Kuda
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Post by steinauge » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:50 pm

The 194-292 Chev points will not fit your early timer.I feel your pain-I have the same problem in my 49.My local stealer isnt entirely sure what a panhead is let alone have any parts for it.I bought a set of N.O.S points and cond at the antique swapmeet in march and have had no trouble since.Maybe try one of the N.O.S parts dealers?

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Post by mbskeam » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:26 pm

these points come from Napa....
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CS763A points
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Post by Kuda » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:00 pm

mbskeam wrote:these points come from Napa....
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old on the left, new on the right, these have twice the contact surface area.
Aren't those the "new" style? As in for later years? The points I have are much smaller and come in two pieces...

-Kuda

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Post by mbskeam » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:33 am

oops .... wrong pic
look up for new pics and number....
sorry

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Post by jarhead » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:22 am

mbskeam, How did you remove the metal post from the cs788 points from NAPA? Drill? I bought a set once and had a hell of a time trying to remove that post .

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Post by mbskeam » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:56 am

ahhh....
sorry I gave out the wrong info.... :cry: :(
but if you reread, up a few I did edit the info...

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Re: Good Points for Early Pan Timers?

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Post by Kuda » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:41 pm

Mike,

On your advice I ordered 3 full sets of those early style points, should be here sometime this week (no one locally had them). Thanks so much for your help, I've been trying to track these down for a while now.

On another note, any chance you have some Linkert intake adapters for that neat pressure test rig I got from you? Just wondering...

-Kuda
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Re: Good Points for Early Pan Timers?

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Post by doug_heisel » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:08 pm

I ordered a set of points through J.P. part #3800075 for my 52 damn I hope they'll work They set right in and looked like they fit.

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Post by awander » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:23 pm

iF THEY FIT IN PLACE, AND THE TIMER CAM OPENS AND CLOSES THEM, AND YOU WERER ABLE TO SET THEM TO THE CORRECT GAP, THERE IS A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT THEY WILL WORK.

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Re: Good Points for Early Pan Timers?

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Post by DaveSwanson » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:52 am

I usually buy NOS Delco Remy points on ebay. I can usually get them reasonable.

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