Sacto: excellent story, well said. My timing light was a 6 v flashlight bulb and bare socket I connected to two aligator clips and would clip across the points and slowly rotate the engine until the light went out and check to see if the pulley was at the right position. Adjust dizzy as needed. Talking about a '56 A Coupe here, and conducted precisely as my Owners Manual advised. Called static timing, and was goodnuff. Going to a dealer, or even a decent P-car garage was out of the question. While you were merely young, I was both young and poor.