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I am in the process of putting together an 8.2 deck with a solid roller cam. I don't want to just throw some "cheapy" timing chain on it and have a failure.
Looking for suggestions/recommendations for what timing chain I should go with.
Any information is appreciated.
 

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I'm a fan of Pro Gear's.....
 

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Thanks guys !! Keep your experiences coming. I really do appreciate it.


Maybe lets try a different approach also.... ones to stay away from?

Thanks again !!
 

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The rollmaster chain is very good, as is the ford racing chain, but i personally use the old M6268-U302 belt drive.
 

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The old Ford Racing M6268-A302 is hard to beat for the money. But if money is no object go Jesel belt drive. In Liberty Dan
 

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Couple variables.

First is chain.
Chains - good chains - are marked by the manufacturer & made by Jwis, Morse, Renold, and the Japs - Daido (DID) or Tsubaki. If you find a chain by Rolon it is made in India and I had some really bad experiences - I throw those away using rubber gloves and then throw away the gloves.

Next is sprockets.
Good sprockets are made by Cloyes.
Pretty sprockets are made by a lot of companies - but I normally cannot see them once they're in the engine.
So I tend to use Cloyes Tru-roller stuff since it has good sprockets and good chains. The Ford motorsports parts have the same contents at a lower price...
 

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This is the one I have Brad, sorry I couldn't think of the name of it.
No problem. I just didn't want to keep bothering you. I know you are busy. Thanks for your help bro.


Also, thanks for everyone elses experiense/suggestions/recommendations. I apppreciate it !!
 

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The very best SBF setup is the M6268-A302 and there's plenty of testing data to prove it.


They cost a lot but I can tell you this is the ONLY setup that will survive in rapid decelleration situations like the Off-Road applications I work with. ALL THE REST OF THEM GET LOOSE after a few rounds of racing where the Borg-Warner HY-VO chain in the M6268-A302 hangs in there for a good long time.

I won't use anything else.
 

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The quality of the chain is not what I see people over looking .. What i stongly suggest is to make sure that it isnt too loose.. I have seen blocks that have been align honed have a chain too loose.. I always get the .005 under chain from Doug Herbert... When the chain is tight the cam will move with the crank ... Instead of the cam being a degree or two out of sync with the crank ...
 

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The very best SBF setup is the M6268-A302 and there's plenty of testing data to prove it.
Almost forgot about that one. The Hy-Vo is a really good piece - front wheel drive chain technology, and only available for SBF as a result of Roush Cup testing and development several years ago.
 

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These are the best gear sets and chains you can get the gold series is the best http://www.romac.com.au/Chain SetsRollmaster Performance Timing Chain Sets

Manufactured to exacting standards Rollmaster timing chain sets are available to suit all budgets.

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All Timing Chain Sets are made from billet steel, have 9 Keyways (unless otherwise stated) and have a heat treated crank sprocket.
Red Series: standard billet steel set with induction hardened crank gear
Gold Series: premium billet steel set with all sprockets nitrided for better durability and longer life.
Line Bore Kits available in .002", .005", .008" and .010".
When ordering Line Bore Kits mark order with LB2, LB5, LB8, LB10 after the part number.
When installing any new timing componentry we recommend using a degree wheel to set perfect timing. Use RM5720.Red Label Premium and Extra Premium Timing Sets:
All Red Label timing sets are produced using billet steel for both the crank and camshaft sprockets. The grades of materials used are mentioned further down this page. Premier sets are nitride hardened and include a one-piece Torrington and Iwis chain.
Red label sets come with 7 or 9 crankshaft keyway sprockets depending on crankshaft diameter. The smaller shafts tend to be best suited to 7 crank keyways, although engines like Small Block Chevs etc come with 9 so it allows more adjustment for dialing in the cam. Crankshaft sprocket keyways are in 2 degree increments always unless otherwise noted. The relationship from crank keyway to camshaft sprocket timing is 2:1 meaning that the amount of advance or retard at the camshaft is in one degree increments, IE 1, 2, 3 or 4 degrees. Multiple keyways are a solid fixture and do not tend to move or work lose like offset dowels, thus providing a positive locking of the cam timing to what ever position is desired.
Rollmaster timing sets are light weight and stronger than any other timing set available due to the weight savings of billet steel and CNC machinery. No additional machining is required to fit these sets or the need for offset bushings or drilling of cam gears.
All Red Label timing sets come standard with Rollmasterʼs own premium grade Iwis full roller timing chain. Every small and big block Chev comes standard with a brass thrust washer and is available with an optional one-piece Torrington thrust bearing. You will find Rollmaster has included brass thrust washers to most of our range including Ford for increased performance and reliability.
Where possible our one-piece Torrington thrust bearings can be applied to most of our range of timing sets and listings are noted accordingly in our catalogue.
Notice our Nitrated harder timing sets and those fitted with Torringtonʼs, compared to the standard billet steel sets.
 

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the above chain has been in my combo two yr's seen street use and about 250 passes!
 
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