Originally Posted by Mlarv5
That is how come I bought my 68 coupe so cheap. The person that owned it before me had a friend that could time it by ear. After the 5th time it would not start and left him stranded I bought it from him. I told him I could fix it for him and he said no he was done with it. I bought it off him right there took out my timing light timed it and away I went. Next day I offered to trade it back to him and he said nope I can have it. That was 30 some years ago and it is still sitting in my driveway today.
Moral of the story no you can not get a good timing with out a light.
Agreed , I've known people to do it without light, but so much could go wrong, like bent valve for instance among a list of nasty other $$$$ suckers...get a light, worth the few bucks.