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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Car Model: 89 900 t16s type 8s
strange one for me, have sold a few sets of primaries in the past (usually type 8s always with the chains) but there is a set on ebay (type 7s without the chains) the seller states all the chains are the same is this the case? I realise a few people (me included) would worry about using the gear-sets with different chains, but do all the chains have the same amount of links? thinking about it as I type what happened to the chains in the first place! and who is going to sell me chains only anyway! Christ this is getting worse. :corn:


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Exactly the same chain (x3) was used regardless of the sprockets fitted. If you have a pair of sprockets missing the chains, perhaps you could re-use the chains on the car you are fitting them to, assuming they are there.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:41 pm 
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A set always has 57 teeth in total, if one gear is bigger, the other will be equally smaller than the ones from the set you're replacing, hence all chains being the exact same length. The chain you need is called a triplex chain, never measured it but I guess it's 3/8" pitch. If you bring the sprockets to a place that sells engineering supplies (Eriks, Brammer etc. or a local company) they can match the chain to them and rivet it for you. I don't have a spare chain to count the links, but I bet someone else will come to the rescue shortly. If not, you can easily measure/ calculate the length if you install the sprockets.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Car Model: 89 900 t16s type 8s
got dragged out by mrs rpd and forgot about the auction doh! sold for single bid of £100 cheap upgrade from 6 to 7 I would have taken my type 8s out of the car and put the type 7s in hey ho. :(


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:28 pm 
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I have a couple of gearboxes which number tells you what you have fitted please


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:51 pm 
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http://www.twinsaabs.com/900_repair/tra ... y_info.asp

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:38 pm 
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4 speed boxes use different length chains.


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