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Hey guys i need a timing light and saw one today at o'riely for only 40 bucks.. is this a ok timing light? i dont need anything serious just something that will work..
 

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I bought one off of ebay, 7 bucks to my door, its old butt works, its just a flickering light, 40 bucks in actually expensive...........
 

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Chances are it would be enough for most. If you spend a LOT of time under hoods and tuning your car or even others, you should then get a professional light. Mine cost $110 with a digital readout to check and adjust the advance, and tach read out. $40 isn't too bad of a price.
 
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its a 1 year warranty.. but sounds like an ok price, ill have to pick one up..
 
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Chances are it would be enough for most. If you spend a LOT of time under hoods and tuning your car or even others, you should then get a professional light. Mine cost $110 with a digital readout to check and adjust the advance, and tach read out. $40 isn't too bad of a price.

There he goes throwing that high dollar timing light in my face again....:gringreen

My old craftsman won't die.......:)

the o'reily light should be good for what you need......
 
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ok so i just got the light and how do i know what degree the timing is at? it has no display...
 

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There he goes throwing that high dollar timing light in my face again....:gringreen

My old craftsman won't die.......:)

the o'reily light should be good for what you need......
:hihi: :nogrinner

ok so i just got the light and how do i know what degree the timing is at? it has no display...
That's when you have to make sure you can read the timing marks on the balancer and set it that way.
 
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haha the reason it wast working is because i couldnt see the timing marks and numbers, so i took some white plastic crayon and filled in the marks and rubbed off the rest, worked great!

but i had one problem: I advanced the timing to 14 degree's, and when i re-connected the spout connector it went to 24 degrees.. what the heck?
 
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haha the reason it wast working is because i couldnt see the timing marks and numbers, so i took some white plastic crayon and filled in the marks and rubbed off the rest, worked great!

but i had one problem: I advanced the timing to 14 degree's, and when i re-connected the spout connector it went to 24 degrees.. what the heck?

no that is fine.....

when you pulled in the spout the the vacuum advance took over......
 

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Yup, that's normal and is supposed to happen.

*ahem... that's something my high dollar light can check too*
 

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It's still at 14 base timing, the 24 is 10 degrees advance being added to it at idle by the computer. If you want to check, pull the spout out and then see if it reads 14.
 

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i have a snap on timing light that you tell it what you want the advance to be and you turn the distributor untill your at 0 on the crank, good stuff, makes it easy to do it also has a tach and allp the other fancy stuff.
 
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