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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Measuring Total Timing
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 14, 2017 01:28PM

We could have used a Dial Back Timing Light a couple of times at the Meet in Lewisburg, WV. Very handy tool. I don't have one. I do have timing tape on my '68 Camaro.

A Buick 215 harmonic balancer has two scooped areas. Since it is not perfectly round, timing tape is not ideal. So, what if you just marked the balancer for the degree that you want for total timing & revved up the engine to 2500 or 3000rpm or whatever point you want the timing to be all in & used your ordinary timing light? How to do that? With this handy calculator, of course. ;)

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Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

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1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Measuring Total Timing
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 14, 2017 01:32PM

Pretty cool!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Measuring Total Timing
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 17, 2017 10:49AM

That's another thing we could consider on the Roadmaster. Since the OEM timing pointer is so inaccessible it might make sense to mount a pointer on the other side and mark the damper appropriately.

Jim


joe_padavano
Joseph Padavano
Northern Virginia
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02/15/2010 03:49PM

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1962 F-85 Deluxe wagon 215 Olds

Re: Measuring Total Timing
Posted by: joe_padavano
Date: June 17, 2017 11:36AM

Or...

You COULD just do the math.

(desired total timing / 360) * balancer diameter * pi


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Measuring Total Timing
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 17, 2017 01:28PM

Yea, but I bet you still used a calculator. ;)


joe_padavano
Joseph Padavano
Northern Virginia
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Main British Car:
1962 F-85 Deluxe wagon 215 Olds

Re: Measuring Total Timing
Posted by: joe_padavano
Date: June 18, 2017 09:47AM

"Yea, but I bet you still used a calculator. ;)"

Only because I'm lazy... ;-)


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