I am interested in Larry's approach but the relevant word he uses is "skilled" use of a ball peen hammer. Larry may know exactly how the crimp should look and how much clearance there should be. I may have a problem determining these factors, as this is the first time doing the timing chain replacement on this car.
Mac has a chain press tool, about $27.00. I wonder has anyone used this tool for this job.
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