nice write up and for once as you say cheap & relativly easy. My only point is the make & model of your timing light.
I have not seen one like that except from SUN when I had my workshop (still have it but at 4K miles and 10 flying hours in each direction ...........)
Pointers to sources would be good too as I doubt that many "ordinary" folk have one
Thanks for the work. Are you going to add it to the WIKI ??????
That one is Ferret Instruments unit. http://www.ferretinstruments.com/CategorySelect/TimingLights.html
they are a local company/employer----being Fox Valley Instruments back in the day..Now GxTAutomotive/Ferret. Their factory/shop is four blocks from my house. They used to have a 'blemished sale' each spring...would sell equipment with scratches in the housings and other cosmetic damage at auction pricing. Don't know if they still do that or not. A Brother in my square is a draftsman for them..I'll ask.
The area Advance Auto has a wall display of timing lights....from $39 on up...about $80 will get you digital. I am sure this is true at the other do-it-yourselfer auto parts stores.
Northern tool: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NTESearch?storeId=6970&in_dym=1&Nty=1&D=than&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntt=timing%20light&cmnosearch=PPC&cm_ven=PPC&cm_cat=I-search%20(Google%20Adwords)&cm_pla=autorepair&cm_ite=timing%20light
And, there are 28 different units up on Ebay right now.."timing light, digital' including a very nice Mac Tools unit at $41 right now.
If someone would PM me with instructions to add to wiki I would be glad to.
(and almost any hod rod car guy is gonna have one in his garage-If I had to borrow one it would be a matter of which friend was at home,not which one HAS one....I dunno..that's the kinds of friends I have)