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rglm
10-16-2009, 11:05 PM
In attempting to check the timing I find there is no
indicator plate (pointer) on the engine.
Believe this is P/N 1557145 based on the parts manual.

Has anyone out there have one for sale or can assist me
in obtaining one. Have tried the usual sources?

Thanks

41 Frank
10-17-2009, 07:22 AM
I needed one a few years ago and got one from Dave Thibeault.

R engines have a plate ,not a pointer.

N8N
10-17-2009, 07:33 AM
I believe it's just a threaded bit ground to a point. If you have a lathe, or a bench grinder and a steady hand, you could probably make one from an old stainless bolt of the correct size.

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N8N
10-17-2009, 07:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

I believe it's just a threaded bit ground to a point. If you have a lathe, or a bench grinder and a steady hand, you could probably make one from an old stainless bolt of the correct size.

@Frank - d'oh! you're right, I didn't read the subject line well enough.

nate

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starliner62
10-17-2009, 04:19 PM
I believe all of the R series engines had a timing tab on the front cover that used both holes. It lines up with the balancer . I may be wrong but it would nor be the first time.

Jamie McLeod
Hope Mills, NC

StudeRich
10-17-2009, 04:26 PM
It is a degree marked plate, 0 to 24 degrees to line up with the mark on the vibration dampener.

If you had the dimensions, you could make one.

StudeRich

rglm
10-17-2009, 08:18 PM
Thanks to all for the responses, it is the plate I need and I will
try Dave Thibeault.