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Old 03-24-2017, 08:13 AM   #91
 
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Originally Posted by R8rPhan View Post
I have 'none' of that....

Never even heard of a dial back light.. Sounds like a pretty handy gizmo though... Name describes what it does...

I'm thinking just the job of getting the dampner clean enough for a tape tape to stick to it is a night mare..

And then there is trying to get the light in there to be able to actually read it that well...
Yep, once you use one you'll never go back.



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Fan is not supposed to be inside, it should be half ways in for maximum efficiency, you can get spacers at the part store they come in different thicknesses if the fan is sticking out too far.


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Would something like this do the trick?
I'm a little put off because it is so much less than all the others I have found... But it's harbor freight

Xenon Advance Timing Light

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Never used one so I couldn't tell ya, but it's cheap China shit soooooo... I got mine from Summit many moons ago, I was told at the time it was made by the ones that made the old Sears light which I still have, I checked it against a Snap-On and a Sears and it is dead on, and it still works today, but who knows who makes them now though... Guess for $30 you could just throw it away, LOL..


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Never used one so I couldn't tell ya, but it's cheap China shit soooooo... I got mine from Summit many moons ago, I was told at the time it was made by the ones that made the old Sears light which I still have, I checked it against a Snap-On and a Sears and it is dead on, and it still works today, but who knows who makes them now though... Guess for $30 you could just throw it away, LOL..
Might just have to trial and error it until I can afford the right tool...

probably not gonna use it very often, but I want it to at least work when I do..
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I want it to at least work when I do..
Not to mention be "accurate"..


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So, where is a good starting point for timing at idle (without vacuum attached)..

You said I am 'way retarded' (LMAO), and I won't argue with that , but someone said I should set it to like 18 degrees before TDC.. That sounds radical to me.. But it's been a very long time since I pointed a timing light on a small block...



PS, I bet even the good ones are made in China now too (or at least Taiwan.. )
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So, the roughness and backfiring were due to having two plug wires reversed... That's what I get for pushing myself when I was tired and frazzled... Fortunately, the two wires were right next to each other on the cap, so no rerouting of wires was required...Actually ran a lot better than you'd think with two cylinders not firing.. Idled like it had a pretty healthy cam... lol

Anyways, I have just completed 'all' of the wiring in the engine bay.. All future wiring is added, everything is laced down and strapped down, all the grounds are new, added a dedicated #14 ground from the battery to the dash for the new gauges, and have dielectric grease all in and over them, the new oil pressure sender and water temp sender are in and wired, radiator is filled, battery is strapped down, everything...

I have to come up with some solution for the license plate lamps and I have to install and splice in the new speedometer sensor on the tranny.. But other than that all the work is in the cab...

Have to put the AC/Heating ducts together
Have to install the AC/Heat controls and land the wires on them
Have to land the wires on the fuel tank selector switch
Have to install the digital dash (it's ready to go)
Have to wire for the stereo...
Then just bolt up the steering column, install the turn indicator lever, reinstall the bezel, glove box, and dash pad, fix the seat adjust cable and reinstall the seat, and reinstall the steering wheel..

Then I will be done with this phase of the build...

Home stretch..

The great thing is that the scheduled rain for Wednesday has been canceled, and after the storm that's coming in tonight clears out Monday night, They 'say' we have 11 days in a row of no rain... First time we've had more than 3 in a row since mid October....

Boy will that be nice!

So, in light of that, I'm hoping to have it all back together and ready to drive by the end of next weekend.. In fact, maybe before the weekend...

Whew!

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So, where is a good starting point for timing at idle (without vacuum attached)..

You said I am 'way retarded' (LMAO), and I won't argue with that , but someone said I should set it to like 18 degrees before TDC.. That sounds radical to me.. But it's been a very long time since I pointed a timing light on a small block...



PS, I bet even the good ones are made in China now too (or at least Taiwan.. )
It's not radical if the motor can handle it, I always set the total first(the important part)then see what the initial is so you know how much to increase, re curve kits have a couple different thickness bushings that goes on the pins to limit the travel which increases the initial, that's a trial and error on that deal.. Half the time I end up making my own bushings to get what I want for initial..


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