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Old 04-30-2011, 03:13 PM
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After market timing pointer on '93 engine?

I'm about to set the timing tape on the harmonic balancer.
The engine is a Chevy '93 model 350 1st gen, and the harmonic balancer is the original one.
The TDC marking on that balancer is at 12 o' clock, right?

So I just set the balancer with the marking in 12 o'clock position and put the timing tape on so that the tape's TDC lines up with zero degrees on the after market 2 o'clock position pointer?

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Personally, I wouldn't do this until I had verified that the #1 piston is at TDC.
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I made a piston stop tool out of a spark plug and moved the crank clockwise and counter clockwise to find TDC that way instead and I think I got it pretty accurate.
It didn't mach up with the balancer mark at 12 o'clock, tow.

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As long as you know the piston is at TDC on #1, you can put the timing marks anywhere you want to. Put 'em on the bottom if you want.
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with a stock pointer and stock balancer of a 1993 block, it should be more like 2o'clock.
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