View Full Version : At what angle should you read engine timing?

05-08-2013, 05:33 PM
1987 PS 190 here. I've found that the timing can be read from straight down to the balancer from above, to about 45 degrees to the side and the viewing angle clearly has a pretty big effect on where the timing gets set.... so what is the optimal angle for viewing the balancer/pointer with a timing light on a 351W?

I searched and could not find the answer.

Thank you!

05-08-2013, 09:04 PM
From the top like this....

05-08-2013, 09:13 PM
Thank you, sir!