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Old 03-29-2006, 01:26 PM
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Timing Pointer

Does this timing pointer look right to you people? I don't think I can see the timing marks with it.

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Old 03-29-2006, 03:50 PM
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I can see how you'd be able to see a mark at the hole, but it's gonna be impossible to tell which mark your seeing.
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:01 PM
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I see Crazy Larrys point[no pun intended] You may want to buy a different style pointer such as the billet style like they sell at Jegs or Smmit.Just my 2 cents
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not the correct tab for the application but a simple remedy would be scribe a mark at TDC on the outside chamfer of the harmonic balancer.
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I did buy a billet pointer from Summit to match the Summit aluminum timing cover. The bolts were not long enough to even go into the block. I talked to the tech department and told them of their problem. I used standard bolts with small spacers to allow 1/2" of thread into the block. Also if you use the billet timing pointer, you have to adjust it to true top dead center as it can be 4 degrees off.
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Answers can sometimes get complicated i.e.I would suggest using a degree wheel to get the timing dead on.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:17 AM
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Agree with above. Use a piston stop and a degree wheel to make sure your pointer is dead on. Otherwise your frame of reference could be off some. Course, there are way to do this without a degree wheel, but its much harder and less accurate.

Also, I had that same problem, with the pointer sticking out too far. But I just tweaked it a little toward the timing cover. doens't look bad, plus you don't look down there very often anyway. I found it was enough to see my T O C mark on the balancer. I use a dial back light to center the T O C at zero to see where I'm at.

Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:58 AM
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This shot is a tad grubby, but it shows the pointer that came with my Edelbrock two piece timing cover.Seems to be shorter than Canadian Charlies
or is his damper deeper, mine´s stock ?
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same problem

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Originally Posted by Canadian Charlie
Does this timing pointer look right to you people? I don't think I can see the timing marks with it.

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I have the same problem with my Chevy 350 LT-1. The pointer covers the markings on the damper. I also have an aluminum timing cover which causes the problem, since the rim of the cover is thicker than a stock steel cover, it makes the pointer protrude further out over the damper. Will have to get a different pointer.
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You don't need a degree wheel, here's how.......
http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ff_for_newbies
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