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What is the proper point setting/ gap for a 1980 FXS - 1340 - engine, please ?
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Hi,

What is the proper point setting/ gap for a 1980 FXS - 1340 - engine, please ?
.018" is what the book says. The gap should be between .016 and .020 on both cam lobes. Onec I get mine adjusted it's about .017 on the main timing lobe and .020 on the rear cylinder lobe.
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Thanks Jim

I will keep you informed

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