How to Use a Dwell Meter Reading?

Answer A dwell meter measures the amount of time that the points remain closed or "dwell together" when an engine is running. These specifications only apply to vehicles that were made using the old point... Read More »

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How to Use a Tach Dwell Meter?

A dwell meter is used to check the dwell angle on vehicles with a points-type ignition. Dwell angle is the length of time (measured by the degree of rotation of the distributor cam) the contact poi... Read More »

How to Operate a Dwell Meter?

Four-cylinder engines operate in part by a combustion process assisted by electrical sparks. These sparks are timed to fired at the correct times by a distributor cap. If the cap is set improperly,... Read More »

How to Set the Timing With a Dwell Meter?

Many vehicles come with breakerless ignition points systems. Ignition points have contact points that open and close, according to the position on the distributor shaft cam lobe. The high and low s... Read More »

How to Use an Automotive Dwell Meter?

The dwell meter is a necessary piece of equipment for tuning early-model vehicles that use a conventional points type distributor. The coil, which is similar to a capacitor, is charged for the leng... Read More »