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Should I buy a new timing light? #637408
03/12/10 10:11 AM
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whitemtnelf Offline OP
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I have an inductive Sears timing light from the '70s that works fine. Is there much advantage to buying one of the new styles?

Re: Should I buy a new timing light? [Re: whitemtnelf] #637409
03/12/10 10:13 AM
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Dialbacks are nice for adjusting timing advance....but if it works, why buy another one?

Re: Should I buy a new timing light? [Re: whitemtnelf] #637410
03/12/10 10:15 AM
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The old sears lights were some of the best. I use mine more than my new dial back light. Save your money.

Re: Should I buy a new timing light? [Re: gd9704] #637411
03/12/10 10:18 AM
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Quote:

Dialbacks are nice for adjusting timing advance....but if it works, why buy another one?




That's pretty much what I was thinking, just wondering if the dial back feature was worth the bucks. I'll keep 'old trusty'

Re: Should I buy a new timing light? [Re: 440Laser] #637412
03/12/10 10:25 AM
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Quote:

The old sears lights were some of the best.


& I mean the OLD sears lights and dialbacks are based on a time delay and are slightly inaccurate as timing marks are moving faster on different diameter dampeners (& I dont think they are all calibrated to a 7&1/4" dia dampener) which translates to ~1 deg error on my good dialback but with that being said they are SO MUCH FUN to play with!, I am a believer in checking true TDC w the stop. The foundation must be correct.


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Re: Should I buy a new timing light? [Re: RapidRobert] #637413
03/12/10 12:28 PM
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If I set mine to spec with a light it doesnt run right at all. I use the ear.







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