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I went to install my primary chain adjuster and I'm confused on how the spring is installed. Are there any pics or tutorials on how to do this correctly? This is for a late '84 model. I can post a pic of my adjuster tonight if you need to see what I have.

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The adjuster spring is set-up to pull the adjuster shoe away from the chain...the locking adjuster bolt pushes against the shoe, and the spring to put tension on.

This shows the proper orientation
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Thanks Racepres. I studied my manual and parts catalog after I submitted the question and I kind of determined this would be the setup. I'll make an attempt to get it installed this evening.
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The Parts Catalog really helps.
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The exploded views of the catalog helped better than the service manual.
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Does this look correct?
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D@mn! All i could find in my pics was another incorrect install ...

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I assumed this to be incorrect. I'm thinking it needs to be turned around with the solid part on the case and the gapped end on the tensioner itself. I'm wondering if the gap is too wide and needs to be compressed together a bit. It slips off the tensioner this way as of now.
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When installed correctly no parts hang down below the engine case.
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Ain't Rocket science...If installed the other way around it would be obvious...
The damn primary cover hooks the "leg" hanging loose there...
The "leg" needs something to push against to keep the shoe in tension away from the chain...

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When installed correctly no parts hang down below the engine case.

And when the primary cover is installed...correctly, nothing "hangs down" either!!!
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