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Hi everyone, been awhile since I"ve been on this site. My 1980 Craftsman snowblower refused to start this year so I checked for spark and it didn't have any. The engine is an HS50 w/ internal coil & points magneto ignition. So, I replaced the points & condenser this morning hoping that it would fix it. It appears to have as it fired right off and hasn't shown any signs of anymore problems. But here's my concern, I didn't have any means of setting the timing as I don't have a dial indicator let alone one w/ the fancy attachment. Knowing this, I spent alot of time getting the point gap exactly right at 0.020", about 30 minutes of fiddling w/ the gap setting and turning the crank until it felt just right w/ the feeler gauge. Do you think it'll be ok w/o getting timed? If it does need to be timed, can I do it somehow w/ the head removed? BTW, I have to remove/loosen all the head bolts but two just to get the cover off the engine & the gas tank bracket cleared out of the way anyways. Thanks for any info or advice.
 

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If it is running fine then leave it alone, we all have the tendency to want to make something perfect and usually mess it up in the process. Have a good one. Geo
 
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