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    Default Shovelhead points question

    I put a new set of points in and it doesn't have a tab for the wire to connect to. Whats the best way to connect it. Can I put a bolt through the plastic thing and hook the wire and the condenser wire together or do they have to be separate?

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    Don't have to be separate.
    Some points simply have a spot for a wire terminal to "clip" into. Using the cam-block-spring as a friction lock of sorts

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    ^^^ yep, my current set of points doesn't have a tab....the u shaped connector just slips in...seems cheesy, but it works.

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    yeah, that's what I did with this one, just didn't seem very secure.

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    When you buy cheap points you get cheap points.... And I don't mean in dollars cheap.....

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    Whats a good set that'll have a connector?

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    I have no problem using the friction method and have been running and working on points on all sorts of engines since the 1970s. (I don't yank on my points wires.) I'd run whatever was handy but I buy Blue Streak since they've worked well in Chevrolets longer than most of us have been alive. Points do NOT work hard on a motorcycle compared to the number of times they cycle in a V8 engine.

    I'd run what ya got but get a spare set. I don't buy toilet paper by the sheet or points and spark plugs a set at a time.

    Blue Streak part numbers.

    DR90X Condenser.

    DR2240X Points.


    Amazon picture for example, note screw:

    http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Motor.../dp/B006RAAC46

    For connectors on the ignition wire I use whateve crimp connector is handy after removing the crimp sleeve. I hold the connector by the metal end in a pair of pliers, warm it with a cigarette lighter if it doesn't pull off easily, then pull it off with needle nose pliers or hemostats. I crimp it on then heatshrink over the joint since heat shrink bends and the heavy plastic crimp sleeve is a hassle. Don't forget to put your wire through the cone cover hole before installing your connector!
    Last edited by farmall; 07-18-2015 at 4:51 PM.

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    Good info man, thanks!

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