Leyland P76 Owners 2004


Timing chains

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003
Hi guys
Just to say thank you for your advice on doing my motor up. Can any one tell me what the best timing chain to use. I' told a roller chain is best is this right.
Regards Phil


Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003
I have never heard of the original style (I think it's a 'hi-vo' chain) of timing chain giving any trouble. They are good reliable chains, very strong.
However, I don't know of their current availability, or of new gears
for them.
Roller chains are good, but my experience of them is that they also stretch in normal usage.
In motorcycle use I have noted breakup of rollers in an enclosed chaincase, but that was part of the transmission, and not just driving the timing/valve gear. I've never had a roller chain fail
on me in a P76, and I have used them twice; my current timing chain is roller.
The fact that they operate in an enclosed lubricated area helps them both in longevity.
I believe that a roller chain and sprocket set is the easiest and
cheapest way to go, but getting them on when new can sometimes be a
I would say that you will have no problems whichever way you choose to go.
Buy a reputable product.
Mike chadwick
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003
Try JP Engineering here in Adelaide for a dual roller chain with an
adjustable key way or you cold try triuph rover spares here as well and see who has the best price
regards Andrew

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Dec, 2005
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