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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 15th, 00, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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I added a accell dual point to my 68 camaro,how do I wire this thing? I also have a accell super coil,On my wiring harness I have a single black wire, a 2 wire for the coil and 4 other wires that are joined together with 2 seperate plugs??? The coil also came with a ceramic resistor where does this fall in the wiring? Any info will be greatly appreciated thanks again.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 15th, 00, 11:54 AM
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I think to adjust the points you can disconnect one set at a time to adjust the dwell. That is probably what the connectors are with the pair of wires.
There is a special dwell setting for dual point distributors, not 30 degrees like a single point. You could run it as a single point at 30 degrees, and it would probably work fine too.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 00, 02:48 AM
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You can send an e-mail to with the serial/model numbers for your distributor and they will send you the installation sheets for your distributor. You can also call and they can fax the stuff, too. I did this to understand what I had when I bought my 69 last Fall.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 26th, 00, 03:13 AM
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Set the dwell to 25 or 26 on both sets of points by disconnecting the wire as davidpozzie said. You need a power wire from the fuse box that goes to the ceramic block you spoke of it can be 12V because the block reduces it to around 7 or 8V then run the other terminal of the ceramic block to the positive side of the coil. The wires coming from the distributor go to the negative side of the coil. If you have a tach it needs to feed off of the negative also. If you go to a show or write accell they will give you the original directions for your distributor.

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In the good old days ( old anyway ) I used to put a piece of matchbook cover between the points and adjust the other set.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 26th, 00, 03:24 AM
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I hope Accel makes a better Distributor and wires than they do spark plugs... I bought a MSD Billet Dist. added it. didn't have time to change the plugs and wires then. Then I bought some wires and Accel plugs (they were out of AC Delco) So I thought Accel would be fine... They were terrible, misfires and fouled plugs were all I got. Don't go with accel if you have a large luck here at least

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 26th, 00, 08:19 AM
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Accel plugs are actually Nippon-Denso "U-groove" disasters, absolutely junk.

No need for holding a point set open to adjust the other point on Accel dual-point distributors. To properly set them, conncet your dwell meter as normal, to the neg side of coil, start engine, disconnect the one wire from distributor to coil that has connector, set the point for the other wire to 26 degrees. Connect the connector back up, set second point to give 33 degrees dwell overall, done. Set timing, go.
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