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Technical Timing marks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blackanblue, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. blackanblue
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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    Does anybody have any tips or tricks for making timing marks more visible using a induction timing light my eyes arnt as good as they used to, come to think about it they were never that great to start with. Thanks in advance..
     
  2. falcongeorge
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    Rub the mark with white chalk.
     
  3. Mr48chev
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    I've done that and have cleaned and painted the area next to the mark either black or white and painted the mark the opposite color and then cleaned up the timing tab to see the numbers or the raised numbers on some timing covers. on ones that are painted orange or a light color I usually just clean them and use a sharpie on the mark.
     
  4. squirrel
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    sharpie and chalk....make a white chalk mark on a black background
     
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  5. Truck64
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    Chalk will work, a china marker seems to last longer. A timing tape is fluorescent and works well for tired eyes. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1447275653.679398.jpg
     
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  6. stimpy
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    send it to a kid with better eye sight ... :oops:

    I clean the dampner up and use florescent chalks the yellow ones light up real bright ,

    but if the dampner/cover is off the car I clean them up , paint them flat black and then use some acrylic uv white paint (expensive 14 bucks for 8 oz) in the notch or do a wipe over the scale and numbers then clear coat it . stuff makes the numbers /scale pop out at you .
     
  7. falcongeorge
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    If it has a tape or degreed balancer, I usually cut the tab down to a point centered on the zero mark as well. makes it easier to see what the hell you are doing.
     
  8. evintho
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    White Testors model paint and accompanying brush.
     
  9. 2OLD2FAST
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    Blue fine line masking tape works for me ..
    dave
     
  10. mgtstumpy
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    I put this on mine;):D
     
  11. Before you go to all the trouble of marking it, make sure the 0 is at TDC.......
     
  12. chargin03
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    I use white out works great.
     
  13. blackanblue
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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    No degree tape and it runs good I just want to conferm tweek timing cause I just cant leave things alone I like the whiteout idea thanks chargin03 i'll give it a shot...
     
  14. squirrel
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    I thought whiteout went away with the typewriter...but hopefully I'm wrong.
     
  15. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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    stimpy

    still find it at the office supply places , right next to the blonde monitor glass cleaner ...
     
  16. sawbuck
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    junk yard yellow paint marker....shake it and mark it...lasts for years and you can see it....
     
  17. Capt Crash
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    from Colorado

    X2
     
  18. 1oldtimer
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    I thought whiteout was the universal engine marker :).
     

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