New Timing Light

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  1. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well I had two timing lights and can only find one after moving twice. On the older one I have the wires are rotten and ends off of one battery clamp and the plug boot sooo...

    Time to get a new one so looking to see what you guys are using. I saw an $99 Innova 3568 in the parts house today, but I've never used a digital one. I have a 25% off coupon and speed perk points so it would only cost me about $65. Some of the features look nice but I really want to get one that will last but not break the bank. Also saw a standard one with dial advance knob at HF for $30. LMK what you guys have had good luck with.
     
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    cali cruzer Veteran Member

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    I still use an old Craftsman light with no dial.
    A dial advance is the easiest way to go. Digital is nice but, for me, an analog dial would be good enough.
     
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    The innova is nice. Super easy to use and accurate to my very old no name one. Tach and voltage are displayed while you read your timing the old fashioned way, or you can use the dial-back function.
     
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    I've got a Equus / Innova timing light and like it alot !!!!!
     
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    I have an old Snap On dial back that I never used (MSD problems) I also have 2 used Craftsman ones, fixed bulb and a dial back both work great. I have $6 bucks into both of them.
     
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    Mines a Sun by Actron model CP7519 with back dial knob non digital.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I always here timing lights dont work with MSD ignition systems . My Equus / Innova digital dial back timing light works perfectly with my MSD 7AL2 box and MSD BILLET distributor
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My light works with my 6AL non digital.
     
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    If you guys can post model numbers, it would be helpful. I need to buy a timing light and so far looking at the Innova 3568A.
    Don't need / want to spend a fortune, as will only use it a couple times a year.
     
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    I read on the Chevelle site that if your Spark box is not a digital one do not use a dial back light.
     

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