I finally got a bit of shop time. It's been kinda crazy this holiday season.
I bought some NOS plug wire from ebay. Just another nice added touch.
Here you can see the stator plate installed with all the NOS goodies ...
This is my current rig that I use for timing my engines. I got a super deal on the dial gauge from ebay. I assume it was because it had a metric scale. Anyways, it is a nice quality item made in Germany. I added a stem extension to it. The holder that screws into the plug hole is a motorcycle item. It was not working for me as it was so I had a machinist buddy of mine reduce the length and redo the threads. He also had the brass thumb screws on hand.
I keep this Elan head kicking around for just this purpose ...
This way ... I can bolt in onto any Rotax single cylinder engine and have a rig that I can do direct timing, instead of indirect. I prefer the direct method and I don't have a roller tip that would work with angled plug heads. I am measuring directly on top of the piston so the Elan head is not introducing any error.
Points gapped at .016, plug gapped at .020, Timed at 4.15mm BTDC (.163 thousanths). Nice strong spark so looks like it's good to go.