Static timing is fine for getting an engine running, but to get it running well you need to test it dynamically.
To do that you’ll need a strobe timing light. Hook up to the battery, slip the inductive pick up over plug lead number one, dial in the amount of advance required (up to 60 degrees is available) and run the engine. The bright, white strobe clearly illuminates the timing mark allowing you to make accurate adjustments.
Comes complete with detailed instructions.
– Mini Magazine (April 2008): a well-priced and well-made advance adjustable unit that performed superbly .
– Classics Montly (October 2009, page 89): Great Value Product into : Light, Good value, Easy to set up and Rubber nose gives protection.
See the How Can I Improve the fuel consumption and running of my engine with the Xenon Timing Light? article in the Technical Articles section