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I have a Craftsman "Sears" Inductive Timing light with the advance knob on the back, approximately 9 years old. Took it apart last night and it has a very small bulb soldered into place. Not sure if I can get a replacement bulb or even if that's what's wrong with it. Also have an OLD Snap On light that doesn't work. Haven't taken it apart yet.

So anyway, I need a new timing light unless one of you guys can fix mine ASAP :idea:

Randy has a Prolite Timing light that is battery powered with Two D-cell batteries and all you do is clamp it on #1 and pull the trigger. Sounds pretty cool!

What kind of timing light do you have and or suggest? I can stop by Sears and pick up a new one like mine for $69.99 or try to catch it on sale. However I'd rather have one that has a bulb that's easier to replace.......

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ProStreetFairlane said:
Nick,

Nice lookin' timing light! Do you know if the pickup will fit a 10mm wire? My Sears light doesn't quite fit correctly and I have to kind of push it in :roll: I like the idea of the replacement xenon bulb where as the Sears brand is a PIA to replace..........



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David,

I ordered a Mac TL500E for $69.99 and no shipping chages.

http://www.tradervar.com/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=&page=tl500e.htm

I need one ASAP or else I'd surf e-bay for a few weeks trying to find a better deal. But by the time you get one one e-bay for like $65 plust $7 shipping then what's the diff?

Anyway, thanks for the heads up on the Mac Timing Lights!

You know, it's a wonder we don't have a Mac, SnapOn or Matco dealer on this forum? Or do we?

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Timing light

I hope that you don't use the advance dial on the back on the MSD units. This is a No No for the multiple discharge ignition systems and its one of the first things listed in most of there distributor diagrams. I know first hand and had problems this summer doing so. Leave the dail at ZERO and work the light off your dampner markings.

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Re: Timing light

powerstrokeace said:
I hope that you don't use the advance dial on the back on the MSD units.
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I always just rev it above 3k rpm and the multiple sparks stop. By 3.5K it's all gone for sure (the light jumping around). It's just easier to see the big ol "0" line than it is to see the 31° mark.
 

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I also set my timing at 3000 rpm's but it still was causing some problems. so I took some White out and marked my dampner and set it up that way and left the dial at Zero and everythings be fine.

Hey David why are you looking to sell your dragster?
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Does anyone use a digital timing light? Can you use one of those on a MSD ignition?

I have been thinking of getting one of those.
 
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