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    prob should do the timing chain too, need reccomendations

    i gotta replace the water pump on the vic. since i have no clue for the most part about the cars history, i should probably do the timing chain while i have the front of the motor undone lol. knowing my luck i'd just replace the water pump and two weeks later the chain would break. any good and cheap timing chains? i don't need nothin fancy.
    Save a seal, club a liberal.

    #2
    Cloyes double roller, and while your at it a cam as well, and intake, and, ........... So it begins :evil:
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      #3
      Gear drive. I got mine new for $100
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        #4
        Originally posted by p71towny
        Cloyes double roller, and while your at it a cam as well, and intake, and, ........... So it begins :evil:
        Yea, since you got it apart already
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          #5
          Gear drive. I got mine new for $100
          Where'd you get it for that price? Im trying to be low budget and that would be about what Id be willing to spend for my timing setup. I've been looking around at some nice double roller sets for about $80 in summit, jegs, and speedway.
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            #6
            100 bucks for a cloyes? they are usually like 30.

            I have 2 stock "silent" chains that are brand new. 10 bucks plus shipping...
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              #7
              No those are cheap, I was looking at other roller chains like comp cams and such for $80 or so, but $100 for gear drive is a good price.
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                #8
                $100?! wow I paid just under $40 for my SA gear timing gear and chain set off ebay.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by p71towny
                  Gear drive. I got mine new for $100
                  Where'd you get it for that price? Im trying to be low budget and that would be about what Id be willing to spend for my timing setup. I've been looking around at some nice double roller sets for about $80 in summit, jegs, and speedway.
                  Speedway motors. you have to cut out the ridge in the timing cover. i had to have one of the little gear axels shortened. did not take much just walk to the machinists and have him throw it in the lathe
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                    #10
                    all factory hydraulic roller cam motors got a double roller timing chain. Yours might be worn and a little loose, but I doubt it will break any time soon.

                    pulling the timing cover requires you pull the balancer, which can be a pain to get off if the nut has never been off before and you dont have access to a big impact gun. it also requires you borrow, rent or buy a balancer puller. sealing the oil pan where the timing cover attaches can be a pain too.

                    my vote is dont pull the timing cover unless you have to, change the water pump and be happy.

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                      #11
                      hmm, good points. i don't have an impact gun either. even if i did, everytime we plug the air compressor in it blows the fuse in the house :geek2: i'll prob just do the pump then.

                      pump
                      hoses
                      thermostat
                      fan clutch

                      sound about right or am i missing somethin
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                        #12
                        Hose clamps!!!! :drug:


                        Also make sure you get the gaskets for the thermostat and water pump too if they dont come with em. I like to use some RTV as a sealer too, thats just me tho. And while you have it apart you could get new belts too!!

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                          #13
                          i have a $300 wish list at partsmaerica.com and that includes belts, hoses, thermostat, fan clutch and a whole bunch o other things
                          Save a seal, club a liberal.

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                            #14
                            $300?????

                            for a water pump replacement? I got a good pump for $27 with a $6 core charge

                            Or is it a true "wishlist" and has some goodies for the car?

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                              #15
                              i'm with eric...........make sure to replace all the coolant hoses, the fan clutch, radiator cap, water pump, vc gaskets,full tune up and seafoam, belts, and drive it

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