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Best value on double roller timing chain?

Hey everyone,

I'm going to replace my gear drive and was wondering who makes the best value (lowest price good quality) timing chain? Its a street / Strip truck. The truck does not get many miles but I would like something that I don't have to worry about down the road.

Chevy 383
magnuson supercharger
xe 274h cam
Predator carb

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Go search Summit, all makes all prices.
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Yeah I have a Summit catalog in front of me. I also have Jegs and Speedway catalogs.

What I am interested in is people who have actually run some different brands. If a $20 Cloyes holds up fine then I dont want to waste my money on a $50 comp cams or Edelbrock chain.

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Yeah I have a Summit catalog in front of me. I also have Jegs and Speedway catalogs.

What I am interested in is people who have actually run some different brands. If a $20 Cloyes holds up fine then I dont want to waste my money on a $50 comp cams or Edelbrock chain.

Thanks
Cloyes manufactures most of the high performance timing sets(regardless of brand) sold in the States. What really matters is that you use a degree wheel when installing the timing set to insure that everything was made correctly. If you dont, then its just a crap shoot as to whether the engine will run right.
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I have a Summit brand "Tru Roller", with Cloyes numbers. Both gears are steel with multiple keyways for advance and retard.

This is one of them with steel (forged, not billet) gears : http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G6601/ for about $38.

Not a place to go cheap

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Cloyes is a good quality set.
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edit: while were on the subject, would cloyes hex -a-just timing chain set be a good deal?

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Could´nt find "Acu-just timing chain" but found this
Edelbrock Accu-DriveŽ which is a gear drive not chain.
Cloyes do a Hex-A-Just and a Quick Adjust both quite pricey.
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Could´nt find "Acu-just timing chain" but found this
Edelbrock Accu-DriveŽ which is a gear drive not chain.
Cloyes do a Hex-A-Just and a Quick Adjust both quite pricey.
If you have any plans to play with cam timing (advancing or retarding) or changing cams down the road, then you might want to look at the 2-piece Cloyes timing cover that has a round removeable plate at the cam position. Four small bolts and you're at the cam key, unlike dropping the oil pan and pulling the timing cover to get at it.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CLO-9-221/
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Hey everyone,

Chevy 383
magnuson supercharger
xe 274h cam


Predator carb

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little bit of a hi-jack
but I want to hear about your pedator carb
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What about the Predator carb? It seems like people love or hate them. I love em myself
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If you have any plans to play with cam timing (advancing or retarding) or changing cams down the road, then you might want to look at the 2-piece Cloyes timing cover that has a round removeable plate at the cam position. Four small bolts and you're at the cam key, unlike dropping the oil pan and pulling the timing cover to get at it.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CLO-9-221/
true, i should invest in one down the road, for right no i believe i have a JEGs double roller timing set, or it could be non roller, im intending on using a roller camshaft. Ill google p/n and check it out
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little bit of a hi-jack
but I want to hear about your pedator carb
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What about the Predator carb? It seems like people love or hate them. I love em myself
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I normally don't chime in after a dozen replies, but I have much experience, and strong feelings, about this.
I've encountered many double roller chains that were stretched after normal use, and precious few that didn't stretch.
As best I can determine, the lowest-cost chain that doesn't stretch is the Cloyes Street Roller.
I make no money off specifying this, I just refuse to use anything less, and can't afford to use anything more.
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double roller timing chain

cloys hex adjust timing set is great.their aluminun 2 piece timing cover is a time saver if you play with your cam timing.i have found you have a clearence problem if your using a short water pump and that cover.
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