A while back I dropped the sump of my car to R & R the oil pump and rod bearings due to low oil pressure. That was a successful procedure.
When I went through the oil pan I found what I finally determined to be the remains of the timing chain tensioner ring that had at some time in the past failed. Tomorrow I am pulling the radiator, front pulley and timing chain cover to install a new chain and tensioner and perhaps an upgraded front cover that has a lip seal rather than a felt seal.
1. Does the lip seal conversion require machining of the crank?
2. Is the DW timing chain worth getting?
3. Should I convert to a harmonic balancer and if so what source should I use?
4. What else should I do and/or look out for?
1954 Austin-Healey 100 (street)
1958 Elva Courier (track) FOR SALE
1959 Elva MK IV sports racer (track)
1961 Ginetta G4 (track)
Replacing timing chain, tensioner ring and maybe more
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