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#505686 - 11/24/07 03:36 AM Timing Light  
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I'm thinking aobut getting a timing light but I don't know if I should get an inductive Advance or just Inductive. What's the difference? How are the craftsmen ones? Thanks.

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#505694 - 11/24/07 03:53 AM Re: Timing Light [Re: T-TOP'87SS]  
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I like mine ...One just like it below

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#505727 - 11/24/07 05:37 AM Re: Timing Light [Re: Big3]  
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I read an article in one of the rags some time back that stated the non-Advance type are more accurate than the type with the advance feature. If you don't think you'll ever need the advance feature (I've never really used mine).. get the straight non-advanced version.


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#505828 - 11/24/07 07:34 PM Re: Timing Light [Re: Z65_Paul]  
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What exactly is the advance feature?


#505990 - 11/25/07 03:13 PM Re: Timing Light [Re: T-TOP'87SS]  
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With the advance feature, you can set the timing, with the knob on the timing light on zero, and then rev the engine. Turn the knob until the line on the balancer comes back to the same mark it was before. Look at the knob and see just how much total advace you are getting. I think mine is like the one pictured in the link, but I haven't used it in over three years so I can't really say for sure.

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#505994 - 11/25/07 03:17 PM Re: Timing Light [Re: T-TOP'87SS]  
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It allows you to check the total advance of the ignition without marking the harmonic balancer.

What I do is mark the balancer so I can check the total advance.

You can also buy timing tape that tapes around the balancer to do the same thing.


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#506068 - 11/25/07 07:49 PM Re: Timing Light [Re: Roadie]  
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