Bonanza Chain Tensioner

this may have been done before, i don't know. i never liked those 5/16" x 5/8"
eyebolts used as chain tensioners. i spun up a couple 1" diameter, 1/2" wide
spacers wit h a 5/8" bore. then i took a 1-3/4" fully threaded hex bolt with two
nuts and ran them through the tensioner holes. look here:


i might drill a hole in the spacer to align the hex bolt and to hide the rather
unsightly starting threads. but it looks like it will work fine.



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It looks really clean, I like it... but what keeps the wheel from moving back if the chain adjustment requires the wheel to be moved forward a little?