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Posted by mrlewp87 on Wednesday, June 25, 2014:

Jubilee was running pretty well, but had a slight wobble in the distributor shaft. I opted for a new one. Just installed it. Did my very best to set points at 0.025", repeatedly using .024 and .026 as support. New points, so feeler type gauges were ok as choice in tools.
Very curious that only now, is the coil becoming very hot to touch, where before- old worn out distributor- it would be slightly warm after 1.5 hrs. running time!?
Can't say what brand points/ condenser are in the new distributor. I have a new set (brand name?) likely of better quality. Use them? Or is this almost certainly related to the points set too closely? Isn't that a cause of too hot a spark, higher current? Or what?
Timing, also I'd guess. The Jube still doesn't like idling below 600 RPMs, so I focus on 1200, and timing at 20 dgrs. BTDC. (manual says 19.5). Coil still hot.
Thoughts.....?





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