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1) Anyone know what the correct gap is for the Pertronix module inside the distributor housing. I have misplaced the shim.

2) When installing a 1" front anti-sway bar, is this done with the car's suspension loaded or unloaded (on the ground or hanging)?

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I'd have to look after I get home to answer your pertronix q, but I'm sure someone else will give you an answer sooner than that. As far as the sway bar goes, you can install it in any position thats convenient that also aligns it properly, but you will want it loaded before you tighten everything up.

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Swaybar installation doesn't matter. Just get a tub of white litium grease and use a lot around all of the areas that have bushings. You can install the bar with the car on ramps, jackstands whatever. If it is on jackstands, you may have to lift one side of the suspension when you go to install the last half.

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#1 - no idea
#2 - doesnt matter, the sway bar rotates inside the frame bushings to mate up to the links. What ever is easier
 

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On the Pertronix, I would also have to look when I get home, but I found out when I installed mine that the gap was not at all critical. Pending better information, I'd set it at about 1/16".


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There are a couple reasons why it's a good idea to have the suspension loaded before tighening the sway bar (particularly the links), and even throughout the whole installation process. One is that you are most likely going to have to compress the suspension anyway just to get the second link fastened. Another is that even if you can, they align much easier this way, Another is that if you tighten them while the suspension is extended it is difficult to get the link bushings to seat properly. Another is that the best way to make sure the bars is centered is to view it in it's installed postion. Sure, you can do it other ways, but it doesn't make any sense to.

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Per the instructions that came with my single-points set, the gap should be 0.030". Again, like the previous poster said, I think there's a lot of tolerance there but that's what they recomend.

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