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I have a 66 honda 305 dream and I need the points and plug
Gaps and the timing setting. The lifter clearance wouldn't
Hurt either. Thanks I really appreciate it.

Answer
Ed...

Point gap is .012-.016" set on the high spot of the point cam, then move the point plate until you get them to OPEN right at the F mark on the rotor.

Plugs are pre-gapped from the factory, usually about .026"

Tappet clearance is .004" cold on intake/exhaust valves when they are on the T mark (compression stroke).

I offer extensive repair information on a CD or download. see notes on my website for details.

Bill Silver
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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.

Experience

I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

Organizations
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

Publications
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.

Education/Credentials
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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