FE 390 Timing Pointer

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Offline Tiny

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FE 390 Timing Pointer
« on: September 30, 2023, 12:24:53 pm »
Hi all, is there a reason why my timing pointer is so far away from the Harmonic Balancer.  The HB is a C4AE-6316-B.  Even the photos I have seen with the same HB is much closer to Timing Pointer.  At first I thought it was that the HB was not on far enough (Wrong Spacer) but if that was the case then the fan belt would not line up.

Can anyone assist

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Offline Clubman7

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Re: FE 390 Timing Pointer
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2023, 10:15:10 pm »
Think your harmonic balancer is different to what may have originally been there.
Have a look at the pictures on this web site.
https://www.squarebirds.org/simplyconnected/390Build/TimingSetRemoval.htm

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Re: FE 390 Timing Pointer
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2023, 06:55:12 am »
Thanks Clubman for the pics.  There seems to be multiple variations of the HB to fit 390's so I think I will need to identify the correct part number and then search for the correct HB.

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Re: FE 390 Timing Pointer
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2023, 12:26:32 pm »
the HB is a '64 item, and you have a mismatch with the timing pointer - replacing the pointer would solve your trouble here.
Compare your one (which appears to have the tip cut off) with these:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4432023.m570.l1313&_nkw=1964+390+timing+pointer&_sacat=0
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Re: FE 390 Timing Pointer
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2023, 11:56:47 am »
Excellent thanks Jiffy, I will source the correct length Pointer.  No sure what the one is on my engine but it is certainly to short.

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