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Re: Distributor earth lead

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: Distributor earth lead
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:47:07 -0700
The wire only has to pass 12 volts as it is part of the "Low Tension"
side of the ignition.  As Kelvin mentioned, it needs to flex with the
plate as it rotates from mechanical + vacuum advance.

For a more detailed description of its role:


Word on the street is said:
> On my '69 B/GT, inside the distributor the bare copper "earth lead" on
> the moving contact breaker plate looks really fragile and thin.  I often
> wonder if it will cause a weak spark at the plugs.  Should I take the
> time to replace this wire w/ another thicker wire.  It appears that one
> end is soldered and/or stamped onto the breaker plate.  What do you
> suggest here?
> -Kent

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