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  • #83822
    Aaron F. Silvers

    He there, So I was given an Edel 540 and with it came a Volvo Pent Archimedes 2 stroke,4hp kicker motor and was wondering if anybody else has this kind of motor. I don’t plan on using it on my sailboat but I am on a quest to get her running again and right now I am at a stand still with the points. The point gap tool I have is for cars and is way to big to check the gap on these points since the cam is on the flywheel. So if I take off the flywheel the points are closed so I need something realy gap tool specially designed for this type of motor. Any suggestions besides “you better off just getting rid of the motor”

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    Mark Ayers

    set the points at .15 to .17 of an inch. this is pretty close to a 30deg dwell and you should be in the ball park. a set of feeler gages should work failrly well. As far as them being run off the flywheel, then their must be a way of setting them with it on, or like you say a weird special tool, but I’m inclined to think that volvo would have a way to access the setting with the flywheel on.

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