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Post  Super Snake Steve on August 1st 2013, 10:23 pm

Ok after looking for my timing light for a month it's gone just gone run of the mill timing light and its gone With that said I have just a plain 429 scj witch timing light should I get and what's the Difference between inductive and advance timing light thank for the help

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Post  Barney on August 1st 2013, 10:37 pm

I have a craftsman. Works fine.
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Post  Super Snake Steve on August 1st 2013, 10:40 pm

Just pain old timing light without all the dials and stuff can't you take a regular timing ligh and check total timing

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Post  Barney on August 1st 2013, 10:51 pm

mines a dial. Dial up the timing then put it on zero.
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Post  richter69 on August 1st 2013, 11:11 pm

Barney wrote:I have a craftsman. Works fine.

same
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Post  whatbumper on August 1st 2013, 11:43 pm

I own a couple, one ole junky sears and a craftsman now after having issues on these turd racecars with my snap-ons, matcos, and msd's. I refuse to use a dial light. I've seen too many strange things with those and the cars now with all of the electronics.

And I keep a 12v battery at the track now after a helper hooked my light to my 16volt system with the charger on it. Oops.

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Post  richter69 on August 1st 2013, 11:45 pm

ive had my craftsman on 16v w no issues...... the batt charger on will do bad things though lol
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Post  maverick on August 2nd 2013, 7:44 am

For me, the fewer bells and whistles the better. Simple light is best IMO. My car uses a couple of yellow tops (12v) so I have a cigarette lighter plug on the cowl to power the timing light (and other stuff).
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Post  61coon on August 2nd 2013, 11:56 am

I have an old craftsman light as well. Served me well for years.
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Post  69F100 on August 2nd 2013, 12:06 pm

I have a actron timing light looks just like the old chrome craftsman I had it about 10+ years works great
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Post  IDT-572 on August 2nd 2013, 12:29 pm

I have a dial back craftsman, I have used for years, but here lately It has been giving problems on MSD ign cars. It works great on stock stuff. Mine is showing bad spark scatter on the MSD ignition.

I have a new MSD non dial back that works great the strobe is way way brighter than any other lights I have used. You can see the timing makes in bright sun light.

Just sucks to have to have damper marked to where your total will be.
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Post  bbf-falcon on August 2nd 2013, 12:35 pm

Reg ole standard light works well. I bought a (self contained) battery operated one that is handy because the 12v source is in the trunk. Ifyou have a standard factory ignition and a balancer w/o timing marks that don't go very high,the dial lights are good for that. The dial lights are not accurate w/MSD ignition.

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Post  bbf-falcon on August 2nd 2013, 12:37 pm

Treed me Blake:D  Those BRIGHT lights work well for us ole fellers huh Blake.Very Happy 

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Post  IDT-572 on August 2nd 2013, 12:56 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:Treed me Blake:D   Those BRIGHT lights work well for us ole fellers huh Blake.Very Happy 

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Post  61coon on August 2nd 2013, 1:24 pm

Rick,When it strobes out, I break out in the Saturday night fever mode...Razz
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Post  maverick on August 2nd 2013, 2:00 pm

61coon wrote:Rick,When it strobes out, I break out in the Saturday night fever mode...Razz

Red + disco = scratch 
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