Moved to the Ignition System Forum. Have a look around here, it's the same as timing a GT, with a timing ball embedded in the flywheel that you shine the timing light on. It's visible (barely!) when looking rear-wards on the passenger side. HTH
Once you find the ball and pointer and have them lined up, its a good idea to mark the front pulley so you don't have to do it again. Keep in mind this is top dead center for both #1 and #4 pistons. If you haven't pulled the disrtibutor too much you can pull the cap off it and see where it's pointing. There is a mark on the distributor housing, just a line in the very top to set the #1 firing point. line up the rotor to it and try it again.
dont know if you can just use a tail bulb and run it off the low tension circut so that it flashes each time the points close if it works i may have to patent it as a low tech toy for the third world and the US
The flash rate for a standard bulb is too slow. I'd bet the local Walmart sells one dirt cheap and if you look a bit I imagine they would sell one that might have a dwell meter in it too. To run points you really do need both. Baz off that side you would see 4 pulses per revolution.
Baz, et.al., Way back in my motorcycle racing days, we used to time the bikes by using a 12V lite, with mini-alligator clips on the socket. One clip to the hot side of the points, the other to ground. When the points just opened, the lite would come on. A good way to do a static timing, is to line up the ball-pointer, then rotate the distributor until the lite just does come on. That will put the points just opening as the ball-pointer line up. HTH.
i don't wanna chance doing the timing myself ...so i am having Vaughn do it for me ...gonna cost me 30 bucks but it shold be runing tomarrow nite .....so im hoping it all works out just can't trust myself to mess up something .
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