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Old 02-27-2020, 04:49 PM   #21
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Default Re: timing light w/ advance recomendations

https://www.amazon.com/Performance-T...E5VEFX2W2NMHQV
This looks exactly like the Electronic Specialties, wonder if it's the same light?
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:30 AM   #22
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https://www.amazon.com/Performance-T...E5VEFX2W2NMHQV
This looks exactly like the Electronic Specialties, wonder if it's the same light?
I hope not, did you read the reviews that specifically applied to the timing light?
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:17 PM   #23
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Yeah, the reviews are horrible for the Performance Tool one.
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:47 PM   #24
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Default Re: timing light w/ advance recomendations

I don't think the Electronic Specialties light and the Performance Tool are the same light - similar, but not the same if you look at the photos. The Electronic Specialties light looks like it is also sold by Powerhouse Products (part of the Comp Cams performance group).

The Electronic Specialties unit gets good reviews everywhere I look. Supposedly good to 14K RPM.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:21 PM   #25
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Ya know, I know a guy who used to run comp cars and gassers WAAAAY back in the day (he's well into his 80s) and he set his timing by lining up his timing mark on the balance at the timing that he wanted, turning the ignition on and moving the distributor until the points (remember them?) sparked. After that, he would move the distributor back-and-forth until the ET slip was happy.
The time slip never lies does it? As a sidenote, on the advice of my kid I put a wideband in my car and that thing never agreed with The clock so I got rid of it.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:35 PM   #26
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Have had original Sun ,Snap On,MSD,and Sears.All non advance feature.All were good.33 years of engine dyno testing.Currently have Electronics Specialties #130.First one lasted 6 years of constant dyno work.On the second now,For under 80$ cant go wrong.WE usually ask customers to bring their timing lites to dyno session for comparison.Bill C.
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When I still had my shop open, I had one of those adjustable lights that was part of my big Sun Engine ‘scope/EngineAnalyzer. I had a SnapOn, and a Sun lights as well. On my race car, I had a 36 degree mark on my dampener that I knew was correct. I checked my timing with those lights, none were right on, nor did any agree with each other. After that, I won’t use one.
Your test results may not agree. I can not imagine anybody simply assuming their dial timing light is correct.
I don’t know everything, this is simply what I observed.
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Have had original Sun ,Snap On,MSD,and Sears.All non advance feature.All were good.33 years of engine dyno testing.Currently have Electronics Specialties #130.First one lasted 6 years of constant dyno work.On the second now,For under 80$ cant go wrong.WE usually ask customers to bring their timing lites to dyno session for comparison.Bill C.
yeah i was at the dyno ,unfortunately thats where mine failed (the magnet fell out of the plug wire pick up somewhere) ,, but did end up with the Electronics Specialties #130
motor is still on the cradle waiting to be installed

thanks for the feed back gmonde
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