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Over time distributor points transfer metal due to sparking (which the capacitor ["condenser"] controls to some degree). One point develops a pit, the other develops a small hump. That causes the gap to change.

The best solution is a new set of points and capacitor every 5,000 miles or so. Second best is a points file.



Actually, the BEST solution is to install a Pertronix Ignitor - a solid-state ignition trigger. No more points.

 
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