Brent Ackley & George Vondriska

Tips for Timing the Engine of a Classic Car

Brent Ackley & George Vondriska
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Brent Ackley teaches you how to time an engine for a classic car. He explains that all you need is ordinary chalk to mark the timing marks between the harmonic balancer and timing grid.

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5 Responses to “Tips for Timing the Engine of a Classic Car”


    where is the end of the video? Hello Ron, Please reach out to Customer Service via chat, call or email and we will be happy to help. thank you. Sincerely, Sarah Classic Car Restoration Club

  2. Andrew

    That video blew

  3. stephen

    Talking about Harmonic Balancers ,I replaced the one on my 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado 4.0 about 1-2 months ago ,it was definetly shot .The new balancer I could not get the torque that was specified for the balancer bolt ,it is tight ,just could not get to the Torque spec with the click wrench , beyond pretty tight it just started spinning the Engine .About 2 weeks ago I started hearing a rattling / knocking noise from front of vehicle,checked balancer at idle and above and balancer seemed to be fine.Checked sway bar bushing's and they were fine ,did have to replace 1 sway link-bushing's were shot ,confusing is it sometimes happens over rough road but at other times just at 50-55 mph ,on both instances it goes away if I let off the gas , also checked Trans fluid and it is Brown dirty looking but no Burnt smell .What could it possibly be , Had s-10 blazer that shook like rattled like that and it turned out to be a bad Lock up converter which after the Trans blew found out that the coverter caused the Big mess

  4. Ken

    Exactly Kevin, I can't believe I paid for this. First a 30 second ad then chalk LOL

  5. Kevin

    I know how to time an engine.... really thought this video would have more then chalking the timing mark.... most of us use a paint marker... there are young ones trying to learn.

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