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By benelli
26 Feb 2006
Thanks, This is as clear an explanation as I have come across. As I am hoping to swap my single for a twin soon, this will be a big help.
By stryka
03 Apr 2007
The fifteen thou' setting should read 0.015 rather than 0.0015 and as I recall it was the cardboard from the cigarette packet rather than a cigarette paper that could be used for a rough contacts setting.
By clive
08 Dec 2011
cigarette papers are still available and very much thiner than the fag packet cardboard. Using the cardboard surely put the timing massively out
By tomshayes
01 Aug 2012

By Philip Alford
25 Aug 2012

By David Mills
14 Feb 2014
exactly as it should be done I have used a .0015 feeler its the only way to know the exact release moment
By tubab
06 Sep 2015
Think the confusion over gaps is that .0015 was the cigarette paper used on magnetos to get the points just opening position and .015 was the cigarette packet used to measure the points open when timing with a distributor.
By stuart132
05 Feb 2016
excellent article, I have used this method with good results, instead of the .0015 feeler gauge I used tissue paper to check the release point,saves having to hold the gauge.

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