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Old 09-01-2018, 06:21 PM   #21
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Thanks for the clarification. I am a little OCD on details. If there is a 50/50 chance of getting something right, I am wrong 80% of the time. LOL. Looks like a great tool, thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:08 AM   #22
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Just looked up this tool on Snyder's and looked at the instructions. Without having the tool, could not make sense of the instructions. I got the impression it allows you to gap the points without need to rotate the motor to find the high spot on the cam? Yes? No?


If yes that would be handy on the road with a hot engine, hot day, or on a rainy day.
Here is a YouTube link to the NuRex timing tool. Hope this helps how you use the tool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGAKWX158H8

I have one and like it.

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Old 09-02-2018, 11:58 AM   #23
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I find it very easy to use and it seems accurate to me. Plus the cost is minimal.
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:48 PM   #24
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Thanks to all who responded. According to y'all, like a great alternate way of timing.

It is OK for a quick fix. But you may need to "fine tune" the timing a bit after using it.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:02 AM   #25
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Back in my youth I dreamed up a band to go around the distributor cam and took my drawing to a tool maker all hot to get a patent on this "invention" of mine. He looked at it carefully, then pulled out a catalog of tools and asked me how many I wished to order. Gone were my thoughts of having invented the new distributor setting tool that the world needed so badly.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:29 AM   #26
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See post #2... my thought exactly.

Altho I do have a Nu-Rex wrench IMO Tom's method is just as 'accurate' for checking the timing. But as someone mentioned your still need the wrench to set the timing. Both methods work best if the points are set at .020" beforehand.



Personally I use a timing light.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:56 AM   #27
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Shirt collar stays .020, work great.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:33 AM   #28
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Nu-Rex and fords method are about the same accurate. If you use either then check with a timing light you will be disappointed. Splitting hairs is not necessary. Fords method worked for millions of "A" for years. Don't reinvent the wheel.
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