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 Post subject: gilmer drive or staight cuts
Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:49 am 
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i want to put a gilmer drive into my eb fairmont 5 litre. but back when i had a xd 351 i use to use staight cuts and they sounded really good but i have heard when they let go they can do damage. i dont want to stuff my 5 litre up as they are a little dearer then a clevo. but i want to keep my power steering and i have'nt been able to find a gilmer drive belt set up to keep my power steering can anyone help please.
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 Post subject: Re: gilmer drive or staight cuts
Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:11 am 
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No-one makes a toothed serpentine belt for windsors and, for good reason; there is no point when both sides of the belt are utilised to drive the pulleys.
Gear drives are notorious for transferring crank harmonics to the valve train which, is not desirable. This is made worse on a 5.0 due to the heavy roller lifters copping a hammering from these harmonics.
Try one of these if you want a tough sounding engine...
http://www.compcams.com/Cam_Specs/CamDe ... =1474&sb=2
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 Post subject: Re: gilmer drive or staight cuts
Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:29 am 
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BTW you mighthave some fun trying to tune one of those cams...lobe sep is very narrow. Being EECIV it will be easier than a later vehicle though.
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 Post subject: Re: gilmer drive or staight cuts
Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:10 am 
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thanks for the information it has helped me out heaps i might just stay away from them. im going to stroke it next year with some alloy heads with a blower that might be my best way
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Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:15 pm 
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Or you could supercharge it, that will give it a nice whine :)

 

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