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Aluminum timing cover SBC

My 82 c10 has an aluminum/billet timing cover on it, but it has no timing tab/pointer on it. I'm needing to get one for it.

What kind of timing tab do I need? I think some of the regular tin ones won't work properly with this cover right?

What about this?
Spectre Performance/Timing Tab - Performance (4237) | AutoZone.com

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what size balancer?
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None of the stamped steel timing pointers, that I have seen, will work correctly with the cast aluminum covers. I know the Spectre will not. The correct one is also billet/cast aluminum.

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You need Spectre #4936 Polished Billet Aluminum Timing Tab, for balancers 6,7,and 8" in diameter. Pointer is adjustable to fit all 3 sizes according to the listing, but you may want to verify.

This type of billet tab is the style you are looking for to fit an aluminum cover.
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what size balancer?
I believe 8 inch.

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None of the stamped steel timing pointers, that I have seen, will work correctly with the cast aluminum covers. I know the Spectre will not. The correct one is also billet/cast aluminum.
Thanks for the info.

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You need Spectre #4936 Polished Billet Aluminum Timing Tab, for balancers 6,7,and 8" in diameter. Pointer is adjustable to fit all 3 sizes according to the listing, but you may want to verify.

This type of billet tab is the style you are looking for to fit an aluminum cover.
Thanks, I will give that one a try.
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The Spectre Aluminum timing tab seems to be on backorder everywhere. Does anyone know any other brands of these aluminum timing tabs that will work with all the different size balancers? I'm having a hard time finding them.

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Seems like I ordered a house-brand one from Summit. I think.

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Not to sound like a smartazz, but if you haven't verified TDC, the pointer will be useless anyway.....
http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...op_dead_center
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Not to sound like a smartazz, but if you haven't verified TDC, the pointer will be useless anyway.....
http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...op_dead_center
Yeah, when I get the pointer, we will be verifying TDC, installing the pointer, and then working on the timing.
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I did check Summit. They have a large variety of timing pointers for various OD balencers.

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Competition Products in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is another good source.

Good pricing too.
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Thanks guys. I ended up finding the Spectre aluminum pointer in stock at Amazon.com.
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