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Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Bola] #687391 03/09/17 8:14 pm
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Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Deadstiffcatt] #687397 03/09/17 8:48 pm
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Love that Zippo. What year?

Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Bola] #687458 03/10/17 4:25 am
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Nice Zippo. I have a plain one from the 50's. I use points in two bikes and a Boyer in the other. The Boyer was in a drawer so I put it in the 70 Bonnie. Works well. I prefer points only because I have been stranded with a Boyer twice, but never with a points system. I have no problems adjusting points, but new AAU springs are a must.





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Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Bola] #687664 03/11/17 5:17 pm
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1996 on the zippo- I've made only one other so there are only 2 in existence that I'm aware of. Gets used daily, just like the Triumph!

Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Bola] #688513 03/18/17 1:24 pm
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Still use points. I'm proud that I can tune points well. Not that anyone (except here) cares anymore.

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Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Bola] #688521 03/18/17 3:15 pm
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I work at a GM dealership, I wanted to check my timing one day at lunch but no one in the shop had a timing light. It's just not something they use anymore.


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Bola] #688530 03/18/17 5:06 pm
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they're hard to get these days, too, shel. most places don't even sell them.

summit sells a dial-back-to-zero light like the old suns, but the one i bought failed after a day or two. they replaced it for free with a much more expensive digital version that is great, except it reads double the advance when i use it on a Boyer (76 degrees instead of 38). if i keep that in mind it works fine.


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Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: Bola] #688534 03/18/17 5:36 pm
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I have a Snap-On that I've had for 30+ years that still works fine


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Re: Anyone still running points igintion? [Re: shel] #688546 03/18/17 7:58 pm
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You can find them on eBay. I bought a NOS Craftsman a few years back. Works great.

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