Leyland P76 Owners 2004
- Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003
- Hi guys
- Just to say thank you for your advice on doing my motor up. Can any one tell me what the best timing chain to use. I' told a roller chain is best is this right.
- Regards Phil
- Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003
- I have never heard of the original style (I think it's a 'hi-vo' chain) of timing chain giving any trouble. They are good reliable chains, very strong.
- However, I don't know of their current availability, or of new gears
- for them.
- Roller chains are good, but my experience of them is that they also stretch in normal usage.
- In motorcycle use I have noted breakup of rollers in an enclosed chaincase, but that was part of the transmission, and not just driving the timing/valve gear. I've never had a roller chain fail
- on me in a P76, and I have used them twice; my current timing chain is roller.
- The fact that they operate in an enclosed lubricated area helps them both in longevity.
- I believe that a roller chain and sprocket set is the easiest and
- cheapest way to go, but getting them on when new can sometimes be a
- I would say that you will have no problems whichever way you choose to go.
- Buy a reputable product.
- Mike chadwick
- Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003
- Try JP Engineering here in Adelaide for a dual roller chain with an
- adjustable key way or you cold try triuph rover spares here as well and see who has the best price
- regards Andrew