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Which Timing Light - Standard Or One With Advance


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#1 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:43 PM

I will need a Timing Light gun to help setup my 1310 once itโ€™s been built. Looking at several there are some with a dial and advance timing function.
Question is which one should I get.
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#2 GraemeC

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:26 PM

I much prefer one with advance

#3 alex-95

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:28 PM

I've got this one, https://www.ebay.co....QgAAOSwjXNbO2oM. I had a couple of other accuspark 'normal' ones which weren't that good but this one I've had no problems with and the timing matched up with AC Dodd's Snap on when he tuned my engine.



#4 smurfomatic

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:44 PM

I have the same timing light as Alex-95, works very well



#5 dotmatrix

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 10:13 PM

if you're only going to be adjusting the timing ad about idle as the manual you can make due with the slightly cheaper non adjustable one, but if you need to do any adjustments or measurements that is not the standard one, you need the adjustable one in my opinion.


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#6 timmy850

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:14 PM

The one with dialback advance has the advantage that you only need one mark for TDC. You can use the dialback feature to set the advance and also check it over the advance/rpm curve

#7 BaronVonchesto

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:53 PM

i use a standard light but Ive used paint to mark +20 deg on my pully so i can adjust for the 400rpm advance using the teeth.



#8 1314cc

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:21 PM

My first timing gun bought only a couple of months ago with the advance dial.
It was the first time I've set timing ( fitted a new electronic distributor)
and found it really easy to use. If like me and you're new to it ,then I'd go for the advance feature

#9 nicklouse

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:27 PM

I would not bother with a none adjustable one.



#10 Dusky

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:04 PM

Just use timing tape. A lot easier to use imho.




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