Advance Timing Light suggestions?

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  1. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I like non digital lights. Less options means less things that will go wrong.
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  3. speed_m5

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    If you are using any MSD stuff Don't use the dial back version
     
  4. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Todd, if this is for your car with HEI, the first one should work fine. I think the pro version is constructed a bit heavier to withstand daily use.
     
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    I have had the equus 3568+ digital advance timing light for close to 10 years and it still works great. I have used it on everything from stock HEI, points, MSD, and Mallory systems
     
  7. arick793

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    I've read that dial back timing lights are only accurate to a certain RPM. That rumor was enough for me to buy a $3 timing tape and use a standard timing gun
     
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  9. grzewnicki

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    Why not? I know the instructions say not to just wondering why. And can you use a dial back but not dial it back?
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  10. grzewnicki

    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    if anyone is interested,

    found the answer, on another forum

    from : msdtechsupport1

    We recommend using non-adjustable timing lights because of their analog circuitry design. Adjustbale digital type lights tend to pick up interference from the MSD and can be off as much as 1 degree per thousand RPM.

    Also some info here where people are using them with no problems.

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    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014

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