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Old 02-14-2010, 09:39 AM
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Timing tab help

I have a 350 that I am building and replaced the stock timing cover with a nice billet one. The mounting flange on the billet cover is over an 1/8" thicker than the stock 71 cover. I also replaced my harmonic balancer with a new 6 3/4 one that has degree marks around it and my problem is that the stock timing pointer completely covers up the marks and numbers on the balancer and would be next to impossible to time. I could cut the stock timing tab and take an 1/8 out of it and weld it back together but I am looking for a little cleaner solution. I have searched and searched but I have not found a better solution. There are a lot of those thick timing covers out there and there must be a timing tab available that is a bolt on that will allow you to read the timing marks. Anybody know of one? I did pick up a chromed stock one at a swap meet for a couple of bucks and it looked like it wasn't as wide as the stock tab but when I got it home I found it was just like the stock piece. The one shown is like the one I am using.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:15 AM
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Hmm...I do not know of a pointer your after, but I have a billet tab that covers the #'s too...My balancer has the numbers, which the pointer does cover up(mostly), but I dont use the numbers eteched on the balancer. I only use the TDC mark and utilize an adjustable timing light....Srry, thats just what I do...dosnt bother me much..

I dont really need the fancy billet timing tab, it was given to me....
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