Ferret 765 alternative?

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  1. saburai

    saburai Full Access Member

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    Hi Gang!
    Pardon my ignorance, but since the kent-moore meters are scarce and Ferret is belly up, is there any other new production equipment that is capable of timing the idi? Affordable? As much as I enjoy spending time with Corey, the six hour trip is a bit of a pita, to say nothing of when I'm on bfe island Florida...
     
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    Clb Another old truck Supporting Member

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    Rents meters.
    Look at the timing registry.
    The k.m. Is still in production (?j33300A?)
    Look for the A...
    There is some talk of alternative meters here but most land on k.m.
     
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    Thanks. I was pretty impressed with the ferret setup that Wes had. Call me nuts, but I like to own my own tools.
    Plus by now, if it's not obvious, I'm addicted to the IDI...
     
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    Clb Another old truck Supporting Member

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    Bosch ownes kent moore now, I have their contact info (after ups lost my unit I sent in for repair, they sent me a new one) if you cannot find an ebay item.
     
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    So the Kent Moore is still in production and available new from Bosch? I'll bet it costs more than I could afford...
    Is the j3300a the only KM unit that works for the idi and still has support?
     
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    We also rent timing equipment, which is from Snap-on. It's the only manufacture of a line clamp setup currently that I am aware of.
     
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    Thanks Mel. I'll bet it's not cheap to purchase new...
     
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    A while back, someone posted that there's an adapter that's similar to the Ferret. The brand is Actron. The part # is CP7529. Auto Zone sells it for $100. You'll still need to buy the timing light that works with it.
     
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    That is the timing light.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
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    Oops. My mistake. I'm sorry. I believe that the adapter is a Gunson 77088.
     
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    You had my hopes up there for a second! That manufacturer and and number comes back as an electronic parking brake brake reset tool...
     
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    My apologies again. It's Gunson 77089. I wrote it down to check out later and couldn't read my own writing. It was in a post from June 7 called Timing. Amazon has them listed for just over $100. Right next to an Innova timing light for just under $100.
     
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    Oh yes! Sometimes you have to bend over when you REALLY need something.
     
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    If you can score a used Snap On MT257 pulse adapter, it’s like the Ferret
     
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