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Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
coilover #1371717 Sun Aug 02 2020 12:25 AM
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Boltergeist
Looks good! How much boost pressure will it handle before it shreds those belts? We usually ran a 3" wide Gilmer belt on the hemi-powered pull truck, but it had a 40% overdrive pulley system on it.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
coilover #1371803 Sun Aug 02 2020 06:13 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Jerry, I hope you don't get mad at me for this!! I'm not trying to rotate the planet with this little roadster. The engine is a '78 200 ci V6. Long story why, but it's the one I'm going to run. Pulleys are 1:1, though I originally wanted underdrive. Short answer? More for the nostalgia look than anything else. There is a reason they went from chain drive, to V-belt, to Gilmer!! Although that Potvin guy did things a little different.

Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
coilover #1371823 Sun Aug 02 2020 08:25 PM
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No problem- - - -I sort of had an idea that was intended to be eye candy instead of max output. I have seen a 6-71 on a 394 Oldsmobile in a Willys coupe, driven by a single piece of #50 chain- - - -with no guard over it. The guy got really upset when the tech inspectors at Union Hill Drag Strip near Nashville DQ'ed the car and wouldn't let him run it!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
coilover #1371884 Mon Aug 03 2020 03:07 AM
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Wise.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
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Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
coilover #1371908 Mon Aug 03 2020 12:43 PM
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What 52Carl just said. How are you going to cool it? Doc.


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Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
52Carl #1372029 Tue Aug 04 2020 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
I'll never go back to v-belt on a custom build. Junkyards are full serpentine setups from a Chevrolet V-6 or V-8. All you need are heads with the accessory bosses in them. This precludes camel hump heads.

Yeah, if you're going to have an accessory fail due to a broken belt, they may as well all fail at once. And don't even get me started on idler pulley bearings...


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Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
coilover #1372049 Tue Aug 04 2020 02:42 PM
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The rack and pinion on my daily driver Ram 1500 developed a severe fluid leak 300 miles from home. To keep the pump from locking up from running dry I installed a shorter serpentine belt and bypassed it. Manhandling the steering with no power assist all the way back was a real workout!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
MNSmith #1372050 Tue Aug 04 2020 02:45 PM
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I'm just curious why you didn't just run a standard 2" or 3" blower drive belt? Can you get different sizes of pulleys for party days? Not saying there is anything wrong with it .

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Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
coilover #1372057 Tue Aug 04 2020 04:34 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Originally Posted by MNSmith
Short answer? More for the nostalgia look than anything else.

Re: Hard work, hot sun, old man
MiraclePieCo #1372143 Wed Aug 05 2020 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by miraclepieco
Yeah, if you're going to have an accessory fail due to a broken belt, they may as well all fail at once. And don't even get me started on idler pulley bearings...
To me the biggest selling points for serpentine belt setups for small blocks with A/C, power steering, and alternator is avoiding belt/pulley alignment issues which can be a nightmare, and the fact that this "one belt" is available at every FLAPS in the nation. Multiple belts? Not so much.

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