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Offline 90LX_Notch

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Inductive Timing Light works on S/S ignition
« on: December 08, 2017, 03:17:47 AM »
I'm sure others have done this, but tonight I tried my automotive timing light on my S/S ignition and it worked perfectly.  My light has a knob for checking the advance on distributors.

 By setting the light to 5 degrees advanced the timing mark will move 5 degrees from the pointer.  Then I can set the timing on Tiny 5 degrees advanced by moving the magnet  relative to the crank until the timing mark lines back up with the pointer.

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Re: Inductive Timing Light works on S/S ignition
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 03:32:48 AM »
Bob,
Does this mean that we have the same Craftsman timing light? I got mine to set the timing on my 140 series Volvo. Haven't used it since I got a modern car. :ROFL: :-[ I'll have to try that on Val.
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Re: Inductive Timing Light works on S/S ignition
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 11:49:15 AM »
Yes we do Art.  They are probably collector's items now.

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Re: Inductive Timing Light works on S/S ignition
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:59:42 AM »
Hi Bob,
I too have a very nice Craftsman light from many years back. I had often thought about using it but couldn't figure out how to use the pickup clamp around the small wires. What's your technique?
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Re: Inductive Timing Light works on S/S ignition
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 12:37:38 PM »
George, I just put the inductive clamp around the plug wire that came from S/S and it was able to pickup the current when it fired.  The plug wire  probably takes up less  than a 10th of the area of the notch in the pickup.  I powered the timing light off of my battery charger.  I'll take pictures tonight and post them.

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Re: Inductive Timing Light works on S/S ignition
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 01:02:09 PM »
I was able to snap these before heading out for the school bus and work.
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Re: Inductive Timing Light works on S/S ignition
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 04:13:39 PM »
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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