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Not a 900?
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I do have a 1970 900 engine but it's on the shelf. What I'm building here is my 1972 1000.
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I got 4, NGK B6L's locally. Thanks guys.


Another question I have is, can I just get any old 12V condensers, or do I need a specific value or something?
Condensers are rated by their capacity which is MicroFards (MFD) in our case. The higher the capacity the better a job they do.
Fit the highest capacity you can find in the physical space you have.

They perform two functions. They stop sparks across the points gap when they open.
A condenser isn't absolutely necessary for the engine to run but your points will wear out much faster.
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