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Hot Rods SBC Timing Chain Dark Link?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wrytoast, Jul 20, 2021.

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  1. Wrytoast
    Joined: Apr 20, 2020
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    Anyone know why replacement timing chains come with one black/dark metal link on them? I'm currently doing a SBC 327 build with Edelbrock timing chain. It has one black link. Noticed the same thing with a recent Ford FE build I did. I Can't see how it would make any difference. where I place that link as long as the timing marks are right, but why is it there in the first place? Am I missing something? .
     
  2. squirrel
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    it might be where they spliced it, to make a single loop from a long length of chain.

    It does not matter, though.
     
  3. 19Eddy30
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    from VA

    X2^^
     
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  4. Deuces
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    from Michigan

    As long as you went with a double roller....;)
     

  5. Elcohaulic
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    I like the Morse chain best.
     
  6. woodiewagon46
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    from New York

    Like squirrel points out it's probably the coupler that was made from a different supplier than the chain. It probably has a different finish on it.
     
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