replacement timing pointer advice

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replacement timing pointer advice

Postby GeneB » Wed May 23, 2018 7:49 am

When I got my 63 Comet last year it didn't have a timing pointer on the 302 engine. I got one over the winter & installed it.
Question: Do I need to find TDC to make sure the zero mark is right on TDC. I checked the timing yesterday and it is at 32* at 2500 RPM.
My thinking is that timing at a certain degree is a reference to start with and final timing is based on road test and plug reading.
Would like opinions from the experts (which I am not)

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Re: replacement timing pointer advice

Postby Rocket989 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 am

I would!! What balancer are you using? For a stock unit a timing tape is great. Rotate clockwise til piston is at top, then go other way and do the same. Make a mark each time, then a mark right in the middle. :D
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Re: replacement timing pointer advice

Postby poboyjo65 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:36 am

I got a pointer with a built in timing light. I used it one time & forgot about it. ever now & then I'll see it & think ''oh yea I forgot about you'' :roll: :lol:
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Re: replacement timing pointer advice

Postby GeneB » Thu May 24, 2018 7:08 pm

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Not sure what balancer I have. It looks stock. I will check TDC and add the timing tape if it is off
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