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Reaper - Timing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Reaper:

    I see the bolt on the water pump - do you think it might also work if I put the balancer on and just create a white line on the balancer where the "zero" mark is on the teeth? That would give the the ability to advance or retard.

    Chris
     
  2. newyorkin

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    That's a good idea!!

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  3. Grim-Reaper

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    Yeah it works fine. That's what I did. Turned it till it was TDC to the old mark on the other engine Sighted down the bolts on the back of the water pump and made a mark. I advanced it till I got ping and backed it off about 2 deg. Ended up being at 10 deg of advance so I got it atleast withing about 2 deg of right with my eye (that amazed me cause I'm about a cross eyed fool). Set it 2 years ago and haven't touched it. As long as my wife puts in 89 we haven't had a problem.
    If you want to get real fancy you could figure out the deg change between the timming tabs and put a mark on the ballancer that will work with the new style cover and be acurate. To be dead on 100% right find somebody with a degree wheel and you can figure out true TDC and again mark the ballancer.

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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Whoa! How'd we suddenly get to a different thread? [​IMG] I just posted this as a way to set your timing in the other timing-related thread that you have going. [​IMG]

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