Hello All –
I’ve attached a picture of my timing chain oiler. It appears that in the past the lower spring pin came loose, ruined the threaded hole, someone attempted a threaded insert repair and…even that failed. In looking over the part it appears flimsy. I also don’t like how the lower aft end of the spring pin is the only area that provides rigid securement for the tensioner spring. Too bad the lower pin couldn’t have been secured in to not only the block but also the timing case cover as well. Anyway, were these ever made in anything other than aluminum? I ask because an archived posting referred to these in brass – or is that only for the later hydraulic ones? Otherwise, I do like the three oil jets for the chain on it. I’m thinking of milling a replacement out of steel. Any thoughts here? Thanks.