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Re: Timing Chain Single/Double ? MGB

To: Bud Krueger <>
Subject: Re: Timing Chain Single/Double ? MGB
From: Barney Gaylord <>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 01:28:31 -0600
At 09:09 PM 11/26/2000 -0500, Bud Krueger wrote:
>    I was hoping that responders would give some logical reason for their
opinion.  Is yours only that it was cheaper?

Well here's some logic.  I believe in keep it simple and keep it cheap.  I
also believe that the single row timing set used as in the original setup
will get you on down the road for many tens of thousands of miles.  However
(even though I'm not supposed to be an MGB guru), as I recall the single
row timing set was introduced along with the change to single valve
springs, which would reduce the load on the cam drive parts.  If I was to
switch from single springs to double springs, or install a high lift cam,
or make any other change that would increase the load on the cam drive,
then I would certainly change to the double row timing set so as not to
reduce the design life of the timing chain.


Barney Gaylord
1958 MGA with an attitude (and double row timing chain)

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