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#1065754 - 03/29/20 01:29 PM Recommend me a timing light?  
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Gotta get my timing dialed in but the timing light I bought from Harbor Freight was always too dim to be useful and now has stopped working. What are you guys' favorites? Bonus points if they're available online since my county is under lockdown for the foreseeable future...

#1065756 - 03/29/20 04:29 PM Re: Recommend me a timing light? [Re: JesusCPenney]  
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Have had several timing lights over the years, Craftsman, Penske, Hanson, Snap-on, early ones that required physical attached to the #1, inductive, dial backs, they all failed after several years, bulbs, wires, not bright enough, inaccurate dial back.

Currently have a Flaming River battery powered, two D cells, which eliminates the two wires to the battery. About the size of a flashlight it fits in my track tool bag taking up little room. It is inductive pickup and the light is bright.. But the knock I have with it is the aim of the bulb doesn't point to where the housing points. It takes a little effort to point the beam. I'm used to it.
Being a battery powered light, yes you need to pay attention to the battery charge. Being it is also a flashlight you can test the batteries via brightness of the flashlight, dim, new batteries needed. I'm a Duracell believer for longest life, the bunny is a loser.

I see the same type light sold as a Summit product for 1/2 the money than I paid for mine 10 years ago, a knock off, probably.
https://www.flamingriver.com/index.php/products/timinglights/FR1001
Bob

#1065765 - 03/30/20 01:08 AM Re: Recommend me a timing light? [Re: JesusCPenney]  
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My current timing light is a Fox Valley 805C that I've had for years. it is switchable from 6 volts to 12, but afaik, no 6 volt systems exist today. Good luck with your hunt. Sorry, I don't remember where I got it.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/fox-valley-805c-timing-light-439430277

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#1065995 - 04/14/20 12:43 AM Re: Recommend me a timing light? [Re: JesusCPenney]  
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I just purchased an Innova digital timing light,so far very nice and easy to use.
https://www.amazon.com/INNOVA-5568-Pro-Timing-Light-Tool/dp/B000EVU8J8


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