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Re: Timing Chain Single/Double ? MGB

To: "Bud Krueger" <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: Timing Chain Single/Double ? MGB
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 13:16:58 -0800

Logic says the double-row chain should last longer but one has to remember
that the factory would not have made the change to a single-row chain if
they expected it to fail within a noticeably shorter period. I'd say that,
with your mechanical skills and the ease of removing the timing cover on a
late B, the cost of a t/cover gasket and a new single row chain at - maybe -
75K miles after the present rebuild would be a better expenditure than a
pair of new gears and a double-row chain at this time.

British Sportscar Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Bud Krueger <>
To: MG List <>
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2000 11:22 AM
Subject: Timing Chain Single/Double ? MGB

>Opinions please?
>     I'm in the act of rebuilding the 18V engine in my 77B.  The option of
>reverting to a double row timing chain keeps coming up.   The goal of the
>rebuild is reliable commuting for the next 100,000 miles (4 years).  Anyone
>to venture an opinion on the merits of one system vs. the other? TIA.
>Bud Krueger

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