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Old 11-13-2006, 07:49 PM
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set timing without a degree wheel

I have no degree wheel and I need to set the timing on a 400 sm block Chevy motor with a .512 lift camshaft, can anyone tell me?

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Timing?

Are you setting the ignition timing, or are you setting the cam timing (which is the only reason I can see for a degree wheel)?
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There is no way to degree a cam without a degree wheel, unless you simply locate TDC on #1 and line up the dots.
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Is this like an emergency type deal or you don't want to buy a degree wheel?
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You can make a degree wheel with cardboard a protractor.
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