Timing Tape Flew Off Harmonic Balancer

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    I only have a notch for TDC so bought another strip of tape. Wondering if anyone puts paint dabs on the balancer for 10 degrees, 15 degrees etc? I am anticipating this tape will fly off too at some point. Suggestions?

    Richard E.
     
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    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor
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    My suggestion...

    Remove it, mask it off, prime and paint just the outside edge then use a scribe and ruler to make your marks.
     
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    i take a triangle file and make a light groove at top dead center then paint it white . it always shows up.
     
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    The balancer is Ford blue. I will use red paint dots to see how that works and use the timing tape as the measure for the degrees without actually taping it in place. I guess I can just paint the numbers at the marked spots. Thank you everyone!
    Richard E.
     

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