My comments in post 46 are all tongue-in-cheek.
I would have had a similar issues with the clearance on duplex cam chains fitting the split link in from the front, that's why I choose to pull the sprockets. I suspect that r2adv will have a little more clearance once the centre plates fitted in his link but not much.
I've a spare camchain sitting here. 0.966 across the split link and the rollers are split