Homemade Puch dial indicator (Timing tool)

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This tutorial is for the tool geeks like me. If I can get the original tool for a job for an affordable price I'll get it. If not, well, time to think and make it.

The tool we'll make here is a copy of the Puch Dial Indicator, Puch Part# 278.

Total costs to build this will be in around 20$, but you will have parts to spare.

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1 Dial Indicator, Harbor Freight, with coupon 12-14$ (1 In. Travel Machinist's Dial Indicator, Item#623)
1 Spark plug, this one was 2.38$ at Advance Auto (Its an NGK BKR5E I had left over from a car)
1 O-Ring Assortment, Harbor Freight, 5$, pick what you like


1. Shades...yes, nothing like porcelain in your eyes, put on your shades and look smooth while staying safe
2. Dremel with a cutting disc and sanding sleeve (or other cutting tool, hacksaw works but put in some sweat)
3. Drill
4. Vise (makes it easier, but you can do without)
5. Hammer (big or small, doesn't matter)
6. Something to knock out the ceramic, like a 1/4 wrench extension, an old bolt, ...