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RE: [turbobike] Spacer gasket question

Burger, Marius (marius.burger@sasol.com)
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 15:55:56 +0200

Ja....... well, no...... fine. I see your point Bob. The thickness of the
spacer may not allow you to go one link up on the tight side of the chain.
One will be "in between" links all the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: shammar@nsk-corp.com [mailto:shammar@nsk-corp.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 3:17 PM
To: Burger, Marius (M)
Cc: 'turbobike@natvideo.com'; 'rawant@webtv.net'
Subject: RE: [turbobike] Spacer gasket question

Nope.  The cams will be farther away from the crank, but the length of chain
between the crank and exhaust cam will remain the same.  Therefore the
cam will be advanced.  The intake cam just follows along.  Imagine lifting
head up with the cams and chain installed, but plenty of slack behind the
(no tensioner) - the cams will advance forward.


"Burger, Marius (M)" <marius.burger@sasol.com> on 11/16/99 08:05:09 AM

To:   "'turbobike@natvideo.com'" <turbobike@natvideo.com>
cc:   "'rawant@webtv.net'" <rawant@webtv.net> (bcc: Bob
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Subject:  RE: [turbobike] Spacer gasket question

Huh? Isn't that what cam chain tensioners are for. As long as the amount of
links between the cam sprockets stay put (in a DOHC setup) the timing won't
change. Putting a spacer with the head gasket (the way I understand your
mail) will necessitate  you to maybe go one link up on the tight side of the
chain, the resulting slack (or lack of it) should be taken up on the
tensioner's side. As long as there are two crank revolutions for every
camshaft rev all should be well? Help me if I am wrong here.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan [mailto:bgoodwin@iquest.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 2:26 PM
To: rawant@webtv.net; turbobike@natvideo.com
Subject: Re: [turbobike] Spacer gasket question

Yep. Although you ususally install a pair of cam sprockets. When you raise
the deck height by installing a spacer, you'll be advancing both cams. How
thick is your spacer? When you degree your cams you'll be able to dial out
a little overlap if you want, but stock settings will probably do just fine.

At 11:02 PM 11/15/99 -0800, RAW ANT wrote:
>when you install a spacer gasket is it necessary to install an adjustable
>cam sprocket on the inlet cam     RAW M.... F..... ANT
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