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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know the length of the top timing chain on a 2000 and how many links including the master?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 10:22 AM
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I believe that the 2000 top chain has 112 links, including the union link. Can't tell you the precise length, might be difficult to measure anyway.

As for the rest, 1300 engines have a top chain with 106 links including the master, and the 1600 engines have 110 links including the master. I ought to know about the 1750 chain but I don't. Could be the same as the 2000.

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I believe that the 2000 top chain has 112 links, including the union link. Can't tell you the precise length, might be difficult to measure anyway.
C to C on a known good pair of roller pins or new master link pins, then multiply by # of links to get total length from the center of the empty hole in the 1st link to the center of the last links empty hole.

Then lay out that result on a flat board and put a headless nail/pin of the same diameter as the chain rivets at each end of the measured distance.
(ideally a flatstock steel would be used with welded/threaded/pressed pins, but as a once in a lifetime use jig, a flat/true board will suffice)
The holes in the endlinks of the chain should drop onto the nails without the need for pulling/stretching (chain too short) or having bends/curves in the run (chain too long)




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https://www.dropbox.com/s/33p3b7k20k...21968.jpg?dl=0

Here are the three chains, 2000/1750 on left. I count 111 links, 109 links for the 1600 chain in the middle, and 107 for the 1300 chain on the right. Only the 1300 is a new chain, and worth measuring.
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111/109/107 links is not correct.

Alex is right with 112/110/106 links; REGINA and IWIS catalogs confirm that, too.

2.0 TS engines require something different as I remember Nord/112 link chain being too long. You need a special TS chain w/108 links from my memory. Or shorten a 1600 chain.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/33p3b7k20k...21968.jpg?dl=0

Here are the three chains......only the 1300 is a new chain, and worth measuring.
actually an interesting photo.
Notice the equal tight gap between any 2 links of the new chain and the larger gaps between the links of the old chains on the left.

I presume that is chain stretch/wear from years of use......

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