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Matches ATC letters at beginning of Balancer marks. But, its on drivers side where there's no room for pointer.
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Do you know what year the engine is?
The one thing that is not discussed here is the pointer on a 65 289 is on the drivers side of the timing cover, this may be a case of the wrong balancer, all is not lost, I believe you can use the balancer and timing pointer you have, you need to bring the engine up to TDC and install a timing tape to the balancer with the 0* line at the pointer.
Unless the engine is a 289 then that is a whole other can of worms.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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I've got the same 289 front cover. Here I thought it was an oddity. Mine is a 69 block and the cover is original. Must have ran out of the 302 covers at the factory that day and grabbed some left over from the 289 days. Anyway I made it work by buying a really good timing light and painting the timing mark with glow white and then I could just see it behind the lower radiator hose.
That's all changed now from the engine rebuild last summer. Got a new pointer and balancer tape.
 
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