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PostSubject: Any here use Engine Testers on old VWs? Like Dwell Tach meter?   Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:00 pm

Thinking about buy an older 80s, 70s, dwell tach meter and timing light so I can play with my VW Thing timing.

Anyone here have recommendations on these vintage testing units?

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PostSubject: Re: Any here use Engine Testers on old VWs? Like Dwell Tach meter?   Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:15 pm

I've got an old "Monkey Wards" dwell meter that I use occasionally, it's handy for checking RPM. Timing light is a must have item! Glad to hear that you kept your Thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Any here use Engine Testers on old VWs? Like Dwell Tach meter?   Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:52 pm

I consistently use my basic Tach/Dwell meter to check point gap and RPM, as well as a timing light. I have to remember to make sure to read the 4 cylinder scale, not the 8 cylinder one though!
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PostSubject: Re: Any here use Engine Testers on old VWs? Like Dwell Tach meter?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:10 pm


TJ, Ask Ray for input on what you are considering buying on Sunday at Mel's. He will certainly have pros and cons if any.
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PostSubject: Re: Any here use Engine Testers on old VWs? Like Dwell Tach meter?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:45 pm

dsimas wrote:

TJ, Ask Ray for input on what you are considering buying on Sunday at Mel's. He will certainly have pros and cons if any.

Good idea Dawn.

Eric, now that Michelle is back on permanent full time work, my Thing came off the chopping block. Laughing

Of course I waffled on selling it anyway and put a rather high price on it NOT expecting any takers. So officially I put up for sale but unofficially did not. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Any here use Engine Testers on old VWs? Like Dwell Tach meter?   Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:55 am

Yaknow, a nice Compu-Fire ignition module is probably cheaper than a dwell meter.

I am just sayin' ... Wink

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