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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    gear drive?

    why can you not run a gear drive with a solid roller cam?

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    Who says you can't

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    gear drive

    I do and 3 others, We all run the Milodons. Its actually only 1 of a few things We can agree on. :shock:

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    thanks for the replys guys. ive just heard you couldnt but i didnt understand why.

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    I run a Donovan gear drive with a solid roller. A quality gear drive or belt is the only way to ensure accurate cam timing with long life.
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    i don't think i would use a belt drive system even if they gave it to me- :shock:
    gear drive-- precision all the way 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by poncholvr
    i don't think i would use a belt drive system even if they gave it to me- :shock:
    gear drive-- precision all the way 8)
    WHY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tod74
    Quote Originally Posted by poncholvr
    i don't think i would use a belt drive system even if they gave it to me- :shock:
    gear drive-- precision all the way 8)
    WHY?
    i just don't trust belts- ive seen too many (high dollar good belts) tear,crack,dryrot- ect...
    your gear drive will ware a lil but at least it won't tear, or brake ect...

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    The gear drives usually are in blown applications. That I know off. The gear drives transfer alot of harmonics through the motor. The chain isnt so bad but the belt drive is FAR better in that area. Easy cam adj. I run a Jesel Belt and nothing else. My boss jeff on his Chevy Hemi has a jesel belt drive and on his 5 blower motors those are all gear drive.

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    gear drives

    O K, just so I understand this. Its O K to have harmonics in a blown engine but not a unblown? Does the cam drive know or care if it has a blower up top. My Buddies 565 broke 2 high dollar chain sets with less than 75 passes both times. Belt drive kept leaking oil. Yes, 2 of the blown cars We know run the Milodons, so that was good enough for Us and no issues. He does put down a lot more passes than me, but I feel more comfortable with the gears. Replacing 4 chains, You can have a reliable gear drive for the same money. Popping a chain aint cheap, either. :?

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