• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Timing Pointer Location
#1
Hello all. This might be a newbie question but I just wanted to confirm something. I just installed a Petronix electronic ignition in my 71 Mustang with a stock 302. While it starts and runs much better I thought it to be prudent to check the timing. I have not set the timing on this car before. I had a bit of frustration finding the timing pointer. I believe I found it on the passenger side? I am used to seeing them on the driver side. If what I am seeing is the timing mark, boy is it tough to see. I have to go out of town for the weekend but when I return I am hoping to set the timing. I still need to climb underneath to find the marks on the balancer. 

So, if someone out there can confirm that the timing mark is on the passenger side I would be grateful. Thanks.

By the way, here is a quick snapshot.

[Image: IMG_0905.jpg]
  Reply
#2
I do think the timing marks are on the passenger side on both 302 and 351. I know they are on 351 6 of them. You should put some white paint in the marks on the balancer and on the point of the pointer to make easier to see. You do need a good light to get to it.
David


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
  Reply
#3
(05-26-2018, 08:22 AM)Jon71 Wrote: Hello all. This might be a newbie question but I just wanted to confirm something. I just installed a Petronix electronic ignition in my 71 Mustang with a stock 302. While it starts and runs much better I thought it to be prudent to check the timing. I have not set the timing on this car before. I had a bit of frustration finding the timing pointer. I believe I found it on the passenger side? I am used to seeing them on the driver side. If what I am seeing is the timing mark, boy is it tough to see. I have to go out of town for the weekend but when I return I am hoping to set the timing. I still need to climb underneath to find the marks on the balancer. 

So, if someone out there can confirm that the timing mark is on the passenger side I would be grateful. Thanks.

By the way, here is a quick snapshot.

[Image: IMG_0905.jpg]

David, is correct the pointer on 302 is on the passenger side.
  Reply
#4
i will also confirm pointer is pass side. i can't really see it but it should be like an "L"
  Reply
#5
[Image: 60_ABD738_D8_AF_4_E63_AC5_A_84_B74_AECDA19.jpg]


Hope this helps, I also added timing tape from summit racing so I could see the timing marks better
  Reply
#6
i used a yellow paint pen to do mine. a line across the balancer at TDC and a few dabs at marks BTDC to help locate my mark. u should keep any of these marks toward the front so not to have the indicator cover it.
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Timing chain jpaz 14 295 11-17-2018, 04:01 PM
Last Post: jpaz
Wrench Timing light advance measurement doesn't stop tony-muscle 44 865 10-12-2018, 06:27 PM
Last Post: Stanglover
  Oil temperature gauge (location?) tony-muscle 4 428 08-23-2018, 10:28 AM
Last Post: tony-muscle
  FMX Fluid Inlet and Outlet Location VasiliBrown 2 450 07-12-2018, 08:04 AM
Last Post: Don C
  351C M-Code engine Timing issue! Meyer 25 1,393 06-17-2018, 08:41 AM
Last Post: Stanglover
  Timing cover plate seal against oilpan missing Robsweden 4 583 05-08-2018, 01:14 AM
Last Post: Robsweden
  351C timing cover erikroy57 5 1,022 02-14-2018, 03:53 PM
Last Post: MeZapU
  timing and carb help kevken1959 4 782 12-22-2017, 11:07 AM
Last Post: kevken1959



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)