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Point the timing light at the timing scale

The light will strobe when the cylinder fires and a mark on the crank shaft pulley will become visible.

The mark will appear next to the timing scale. The mark next to the timing scale indicates where the timing is currently set.

There are numbers on the scale, although they may be faded, and your timing value will likely be in between the marked values

The scale contains major marks at 0, 8, and 16 with minor marks at 4 and 12 Before Top Dead Center (BTDC)

All models will have differing timing values depending on the year and transmission.

Our model-year was 1965 which has an ideal timing value of 14 degrees BTDC (in between 12 and 16 marks)

For other model-years, consult the list of timing values provided here

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