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  1. #1
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    Default 1964 65HP Mecury Outboard Checking Points

    Hi, I have a '64 65HP Mercury Outboard that I'm working on. I do not have a manual to work with, so I'm hesitant to start tearing it apart. I'm trying to check the points. As you may know the distributor cap is upside down. I was wondering if anyone had an idea what is the best or most efficient way to get to the points. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Default Re: 1964 65HP Mecury Outboard Checking Points

    There are 4 screws on the magneto ( near the middle ) remove them to drop the magneto out of it.----It is much easier to work on it on a bench. ----There will be no surprises to this work,--Easy to do !----set points at 0.010" and test it to see if you have a small lightning show before installing it.

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    Default Re: 1964 65HP Mecury Outboard Checking Points

    Many have learned not to do that (like me!)

    Once you get her apart, the points need to be set at around .008 to .010 inches open. Be sure to lube the rubbing block.

    Jeff

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