timing pointer/ balancer marks.

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timing pointer/ balancer marks.

Post  rmk57 on February 7th 2015, 8:50 pm

My timing marks don't line up at 0 degrees with the piston tdc.
Pro race brand balancer, used, but in real nice shape, doesn't look
like it slipped at all.
When I lined up the stock balancer with the keyway it looks to be dead on.

Looks to be about 10 degrees retarded according to the pointer with my new one.

Are there different pointers? Could this thing be stamped wrong?

Could modify my stock pointer if I had to.

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Re: timing pointer/ balancer marks.

Post  nuclearcobra on February 7th 2015, 11:34 pm

Just make your own zero mark at true TDC and yes I've had sfi balancers that were off by 2'' in the mark , i always use a piston stop and turn it over till it touches and make a mark then turn it over the opposite way till it touches again and mark it , in the middle of your marks is true TDC . I melted pistons with nitrous once on a small block because of that and because i was so sure the marks had to be right seeing how i bought a nice sfi unit , well that was a hard lesson to learn especially on a brand new motor on test day.
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Re: timing pointer/ balancer marks.

Post  rmk57 on February 8th 2015, 12:15 am

Its a short block and I'm using a dial indicator for TDC.
I'm going to modify the pointer to make it right.

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Post  BOSS 429 on February 8th 2015, 11:51 pm

once a dampner slips, and moves they don't just stop ( unless lucky ), if its all ready moved who's to say it wont move again?

better buy extra pistons
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Post  the Coug on February 9th 2015, 2:55 am

BOSS 429 wrote:once a dampner slips, and moves they don't just stop ( unless lucky ), if its all ready moved who's to say it wont move again?

better buy extra pistons


Agree you have to check every thing
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