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PostPosted: August 3, 2011, 8:30 pm 
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I'm going to build another bike engined car shortly,I'm taking the R1 out of the open wheeler and putting it in the middle of my geo metro ice racer.It'll drive front/rear chain driven diffs.
So what size chain would be needed and where would I find blank sprockets and bulk chain?.The stuff from bike shops are model specific so it doesn't help very much plus its a little pricey.Industrial supply stuff seems cheaper in general but I don't know what size chain to use.
This is the geo from last year with a hopped up g13 twin cam and fwd.

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PostPosted: August 3, 2011, 9:00 pm 
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Check the yeller pages for "power transmission". W W Grainger, McMaster-Carr, & lots of local distribs carry Boston Gear, Browning, and a dozen other mfrs who make what you need and can engineer it for you.


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PostPosted: August 5, 2011, 7:20 am 
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Decent-grade roller chain costs about a dollar a link. More for a premium O-ring motorcycle chain. Diamond and Tsubaki are popular for racing motorcycles.

Places like Tractor Supply Co. have big spools of #530 chain, which is used on farm equipment as well as motorcycles. Unfortunately, it isn't sealed or bushed, and the piece I put on my old Kawasaki 175 enduro only lasted a month or so...


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PostPosted: August 5, 2011, 8:36 pm 
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Some research has shown me a #60 chain to be very close to a 630 MC chain which it seems most of the new big bore bikes have gone too.
I've got some feelers out for pricing now.


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PostPosted: August 8, 2011, 8:59 pm 
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http://www.sidewindersprockets.com/xp_e ... chain.html

Thid chain is the one I found that works best, and the same place will make you sprockets. or get off the shelf #50 sprockets from mcmaster (they sell martin sprockets)


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PostPosted: August 8, 2011, 10:06 pm 
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I have used Sidewinder - bad experience with salesman and the chain did not last. I recommend http://www.montecdirect.com/ but they are chain only. Definitely use an oring chain.

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PostPosted: August 8, 2011, 10:47 pm 
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Could try emailing Dennis Palatov at http://www.palatov.com/ , I know he is using chain & sprockets on his AWD bike powered cars.

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PostPosted: August 15, 2011, 9:09 pm 
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Thanks,have a local machine shop ordering up what I need so its all good.


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PostPosted: August 23, 2011, 10:15 am 
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I'll take that G13B off your hands.


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PostPosted: August 23, 2011, 5:39 pm 
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Sorry but the 13b was sold complete with the cams,overbored TB and chipped ecu.A fellow in texas is sticking it in a sidekick,total waste of that engine imo but hey its his now.
I didn't spend much time that engine but they sure are sweet,would make a great locost engine with smallish turbo.


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PostPosted: August 24, 2011, 6:15 pm 
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http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/


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Glen wrote:
http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/


I used them as most Formula SAE teams do... I went with a 530 DID ERV chain. Expensive... but top sportbike chain on the market tensile strength wise.

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PostPosted: October 4, 2011, 9:18 pm 
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I have all my parts,just finishing up the bearing housings shortly and will be ready to start getting the bits into the car.


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