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Old 05-01-2004, 08:14 PM
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Timing light selection

i would like to purchase a timing light.somewhere on the boards i heard someone say something about an advance timing light or dial something.i think this is where you set the timimg light to whatever you want to set the advance to and it reads it in total advance or backs up the light to read initial.hope i haven't totally confused everyone!
one i was looking at,if it's the right kind is a "Snap On MT1261A Tach /Advance/ Timing Light "currently on ebay for about 80 bucks.
any other recommendations? thanks!
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Old 05-01-2004, 09:25 PM
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I'm going to jump in on this topic and ask the other board members what they think of this light. I already ordered it a few weeks ago, and I have to send a few items back to Jegs so it won't be an inconvenience to return and purchase a different one, if it's necessary.

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...68&prmenbr=361

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Old 05-06-2004, 08:23 AM
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A cheap one works the same. If you spend twenty dollars on it and it breaks in a year just go get another. Really good timing lights can pick up both discharges of the MSD making the timing look erratic. Just beware of this if you buy a more expensive one.
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I bought one of these and I am very happy with it. OTC is a very good name. They make tools for dealerships, and the price is right compared to a snap-on, or matco. Just my two cents. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=43989
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Old 06-12-2004, 07:42 AM
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I bought an Advanced Timing light at Sears for $69.95, and it works great!
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Belive it or not, I am using a kit built Heathkit timing light that I built over 30 years ago when i was in high school. Still works great.

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buy the sears light it is a lot cheaper and work fine i work in a shop if you buy snap on you buy the name if you buy it on ebay you wont have a warrenty at sears you have a year and can buy the exstended
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I bought an Advanced Timing light at Sears for $69.95, and it works great!
I've got the same one from Sears that you do. I agree it works great. Had an OTC unit until the wife found both of them and said I had to get rid of one.

One thing I discovered though was one or the other was off by 2 or 3 degrees. I hope I kept the right one....
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