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Timing Light Opinions/Reccomendations

I am looking to buy a new timing light and running points I also want one with dwell.
I am looking at this one @ Summit, any of you gurus own this or have any other recommendations?

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I am looking to buy a new timing light and running points I also want one with dwell.
I am looking at this one @ Summit, any of you gurus own this or have any other recommendations?

Innova Pro Timing Lights 5568 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

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I have the exact same model. It works awesome.
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Looks like a good unit. I still have the same dial-back Snap-on light that I got for my birthday in 1983!! Taken care of, they last a long time.
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Thanks guys, I am going to pull the trigger on this timing light.
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I pull the trigger on mine every time I use it!
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I asked for that one.
Timing is set @ 6 deg., runs like crap and runs hot.
If it is running at 210 when it is 27 outside this isn't going to work this summer when it is 110.
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Do Explain, 'runs like crap'. Most 400's that run poorly are running hot, retarded, or both. What cam and where is the cam timing, what water pump spacing, etc. What is your engine vacuum at idle? If it's a hot running turd, my money is on retarded cam timing or ignition timing. Possible mis-installed distributor by a tooth, too. Get us a vacuum reading at idle. With an 068 type cam, should be damn near 18-21"HG.
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6 Degrees initial is way too lazy to run good and will contribute to running hot.

Obviously, you want to tune for max advance (36-ish degrees @~3200 RPMs) and let the initial fall where it may. Mine currently falls in at almost 14 degrees @ idle, but I'm running a couple of gallons of 110 octane with each tank of 94.

As GeeTee says, try tuning it with a vacuum gauge and see how close that gets you. It usually works pretty well.

When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
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6 Degrees initial is way too lazy to run good and will contribute to running hot.

Obviously, you want to tune for max advance (36-ish degrees @~3200 RPMs) and let the initial fall where it may. Mine currently falls in at almost 14 degrees @ idle, but I'm running a couple of gallons of 110 octane with each tank of 94.

As GeeTee says, try tuning it with a vacuum gauge and see how close that gets you. It usually works pretty well.
Thanks for the ideas and specs, the engine was rebuilt to run on this crappy 91 octane gas we get out here in Ca. and it has been sitting in the tank for a year so I think I will pick up a fiver of Sunoco 110 @ the parts store up here and put in a couple gallons.
Timing light came today so I need to check that out.
Also the cam was broken in @ 2,000 RPM for 20 minutes and I only have a total of 70 minutes on this engine but with the ice and cinders on the roads up here I can't take it out to test it.
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