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Need a Timing Light

Postby Barnyard » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:35 am

Anybody have any recommendations for a decent timing light for use on a Cub. I'm looking for something to use on 6v and 12v.
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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby tst » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:48 am

no 6 volt timing lights out there, use a separate 12 volt battery to power the timing light when working on a 6 volt system, I see good lights on auction sites all the time go cheap, they are a tool of the past no longer used on modern cars as they have no distributor and ignition is all controlled by the computer

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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby Barnyard » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:55 am

tst wrote:use a separate 12 volt battery to power the timing light when working on a 6 volt system,

I'm trying to avoid that if I can. I have seen some self powered lights out there.
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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby indy61 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:36 pm

I have a self powered timing light and it worked very well. Takes two D cell batteries and very bright light. Don't make the mistake I did by leaving batteries in during prolonged storage. :(

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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby Barnyard » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:50 pm

I was thinking about something similar to this. https://www.ruralking.com/performance-t ... ng-light-1
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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:21 pm

Barnyard wrote:I was thinking about something similar to this. https://www.ruralking.com/performance-t ... ng-light-1

Sounds like you found your light. :D
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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby tnestell » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:51 pm

Barnyard wrote:
tst wrote:use a separate 12 volt battery to power the timing light when working on a 6 volt system,

I'm trying to avoid that if I can. I have seen some self powered lights out there.


I am still using a timing light that I bought from J C Pennys in 1973. It doesn't have an inductive pickup but it works equally well with 6 or 12 volts.
At that time Pennys had an automotive center here.

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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:48 pm

I would suggest getting one with adjustable advance for use on engines that have a distributor, but originally had a magneto and only have one timing mark.
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Re: Need a Timing Light

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:43 pm

came across a nice SUN timing light at a thrift store during one of our travels . $ 2.00 . they let me take it out to the truck and test . coppersmythe..............


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