How do you connect a timing light?
0:030:47Timing Light Installation Steps - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipThe battery clips to the battery. Read on positive battery terminal. Black on negative batteryMoreThe battery clips to the battery. Read on positive battery terminal. Black on negative battery terminal connect the inductive pickup lead to the bottom of the timing light handle. Start the engine.
How do you set timing on a timing light?
3:2311:26How to set timing using a TIMING LIGHT - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipYou will point your timing gun at your timing marks hold the trigger down unbolt. The bolts or oneMoreYou will point your timing gun at your timing marks hold the trigger down unbolt. The bolts or one bolt in case of some cars that are holding down your distributor.
How do you set timing without a timing light?
to set your base timing without a light, you just turn the motor over in its normal direction of rotation until the mark lines up with where you want it.. loosen up the distributor and hook up a spare spark plug to the #1 plug wire.. turn the distributor until it sparks.. tighten down the distributor..
How much HP does timing add?
A few tenths of a point in AFR typically makes little difference. A degree or two in ignition timing can make a big difference. Tweaking the ignition map is generally where one spends the most time tuning. That is kind a cool how for every two degrees, it jumps almost 20 HP..