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    Default BBC Timing Pointer

    Made a couple more of these. These are Right hand side BBC pointers
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    Another Top Notch part Brian!!!!

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    Default Very nice, but....

    Very nice parts, but why on the right side? Is there something in the way on the left side where #1 is?
    OR, is it something to do with gen V or VI?
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    Will this work with a 6.75" balancer???? I'd like a billet style but cant find anything for the smaller balancer

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    The right side is much easier to get at.

    The guy driving this boat seems to have some long legs and the seat is back up against the left cylinder head ?
    Then all the plumbing is crammed in there too ?

    The right side is open to eye sight.

    We positioned it so you can see the timing above the crank support and below the blower belt guard.



    I'm not sure this one would be really good for your 6.75 dia with this pointer, I am sure St John could make the same bracket and just make the pointer itself offset to the smaller diameter ? If you'd like, I can ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang View Post
    I'm not sure this one would be really good for your 6.75 dia with this pointer, I am sure St John could make the same bracket and just make the pointer itself offset to the smaller diameter ? If you'd like, I can ask him.
    That would be greatly appreciated, I need to get my timing set and this is just another one of those little PIA things to get finished.... and done right! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptc View Post
    Will this work with a 6.75" balancer???? I'd like a billet style but cant find anything for the smaller balancer
    Not to talk you out of his trick part, but there are many available for 7" damper, so the pointer would be 1/8" from the damper. I just found one for a 6.25" damper on an engine I am working on, have not specifically looked for 6.75"

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    Not to talk you out of his trick part, but there are many available for 7" damper, so the pointer would be 1/8" from the damper. I just found one for a 6.25" damper on an engine I am working on, have not specifically looked for 6.75"
    I totally agree, if you can use one on the left side ?

    Did you need a left or right side application ?

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    Yea now that I looked there are many avail out there. I measured my balancer and it measures about 6.5" dia. does that sound right? Dont really see any pointers for a 6.5" so do I use a 7"?

    Left or right - are you talking about facing the motor? I assume all the avail ones are made for the right side? a left side type would work nice for mine cause the right side is pretty full:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptc View Post
    Will this work with a 6.75" balancer???? I'd like a billet style but cant find anything for the smaller balancer
    Paul

    Moroso makes one for a 7" balancer on a BBC, don't think an 1/8th of an inch difference would cause a great problem. The Moroso mounts on the right side, looking at the engine from the front.
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    I prefer the pointer to be as close to the balancer as humany possibly. That way you'll know exactly what the timing is even if your looking from a slightly different angle.

    Get an adjustable (in degrees) pointer for your exact diameter damper. Obviously, find #1 exact TDC when putting pointer on and adjust so it points at exact #1 TDC.

    You sure your balancer is 6.5" ? Not a very common BBC size. I'd measure exactly and/or contact manufacturer.

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    When I was talking about right vs left, I'm talking about how the engine is in a car. Sorry.

    For me , left is the original side ( 1,3,5,7 )

    Right is in front of the fuel pump mount ( 2,4,6,8 )

    I know there are all kinds of them for the original mounted side , Cyl 1 side.
    Like stated , better measure your balancer od.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfm View Post
    I prefer the pointer to be as close to the balancer as humany possibly. That way you'll know exactly what the timing is even if your looking from a slightly different angle.

    Get an adjustable (in degrees) pointer for your exact diameter damper. Obviously, find #1 exact TDC when putting pointer on and adjust so it points at exact #1 TDC.

    You sure your balancer is 6.5" ? Not a very common BBC size. I'd measure exactly and/or contact manufacturer.

    I'll have to get out my dial calipers and put a measure on it. With a tapemeasure it looked about 6.5, but could have been 6.375. It is definately not 6.75 as originally told. I saw the Moroso P/N 60130 - they show it as a 6.250"

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    Right hand YES - on the fuel pump side, see my pic thats the empty area. Yours are probably for 8" balancer?
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    Putting the pointer on the other side of the engine going to mess up the timing marks?

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