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No timing tab

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Calclips, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    My truck does not seem to have a timing tab on the engine. Is there any way that I can time my truck without this?
     
  2. burbBoy

    burbBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Nope got have one to do it. Check to see what size harmonic balancer you have. On the large 8" ones the timing tab is directly down behind the water pump so its hard to find. If there isnt one anywhere you can pick one up at the parts store. You just need to know what size the balancer is.
     
  3. chulisohombre

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    actually if you have a vaccuum guage you can time it also.hook up the guage to athe constant vaccuum port on the carb and turn the distributor till you get the highest reading of vacuum possible and then it will be set.i havent tried it yet but someone on here told me to do it that way because my timing tab is in the wrong position.
     

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