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Author Topic:   timing light
Oldsmobile13
Member
posted January 01, 2004 07:41 PM
don't use with msd ignitions


racer17j
Member
posted January 04, 2004 07:31 PM
the guy i pit by has one works pretty slick you just push the buttons to get the desired advance you want then you set the timing pretty simple


Raz_900
Member
posted January 05, 2004 08:37 AM
Get one a these...
http://www.ntxtools.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=01&Product_Code=OTC-3368

It'll save you almost $400 and do the same thing. And OTC is still a VERY good brand as far as automotive tools and equipment goes. I bought mine last year and it's great.

I've yet to find a Snapon tool that I couldn't find from another comparible company for 1/3-2/3 the price. Yea... its great having someone hand deliver the stuff, but Craftsman hand tools are pretty close nowdays and Dewalt, Milwaukee and Makita make power tools as good or better. etc etc etc. Sorry... I'll drive to the store for that $275 savings.



wermm
Member
posted January 05, 2004 06:12 PM
A buddy of mine has the OTC Stinger and I love using it. Good quality and an even better price.


Oldsmobile13
Member
posted January 05, 2004 07:31 PM
Oh, and for how they work, basically there's 2 buttons for raising or lower the advance. So say you want 34 degrees at 3000 rpm you just push the little button until it says 34, run the engine up till the tach says 3000 and see if the timing marks line up. The gun already has the 34 set in it, so the '0' mark should line up on the balancer & T-cover.

The dist. I ran last year had mech. advance in it and the Stinger made it possible to accurately map the timing curve. 900rpm idle, punch buttons till 0 lines up, 1500... punch a few more times till it lines up etc etc. It's great.

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