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Need timing chain tensioner clip

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts Wanted' started by Hotrodhillman, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Hotrodhillman

    Hotrodhillman Gold Level Sponsor

    I'm building a 1725cc engine for my Hillman. Sunbeam specialties has some of the components for the timing chain tensioner. They do not stock the "clip." They sent me the rubber piece, the blade, which is a rectangular piece of steel in a curve with a feral at the end that it looks like it slips over a stud somewhere. On the timing chain cover? They also sent me the "pivot" which is a little rod with the threaded end. I lack the clip. it did not come with the engine. I can't find it anywhere. Is it called something else? Does anyone have one?

    John Bishop
  2. Hotrodhillman

    Hotrodhillman Gold Level Sponsor

  3. 65beam

    65beam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Try threading the short stud into the front of the block near the bottom and on the right side . Slide the blade into the rubber and slip over the stud. The curved side of the rubber rides against the chain. Use a flat washer and cotter pin to secure everything.
  4. Hotrodhillman

    Hotrodhillman Gold Level Sponsor

    Does the “clip” provide the function of the flat washer and cotter pin?
  5. 65beam

    65beam Platinum Level Sponsor

    I haven't run into the use of a clip. The engines in my five cars have holes in the stud for the use of a cotter pin. Look at the engine section in the parts book shown in the tech section of this site and you'll see #56 is a washer. I don't know if some use a clip instead of a cotter key.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  6. Hotrodhillman

    Hotrodhillman Gold Level Sponsor

    Thank you!

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