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Going from 8 Rib Serpentine to Cogged Blower Drive

 
wrp
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Posted: 12/18/10 12:15 PM

We started rebuilding the belt system on my 2004 GTO. going to separate the blower drive from the accessory drive. Going back to a 6 rib serpentine for the accessories. Anyone need a slightly used 8 rib?

We were using the Innovator West overdriven dampener with the 8 rib. Upwards of 21 lbs of boost was wrecking the accessories. We've now gone to the ATi Dampener with the Procharger Cog set. We will adapt that to the Whipple.

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Posted: 01/07/11 08:21 PM

We got the accessory belts installed and have the lower cog tied to the dampener.

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Scott Parker
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Posted: 01/10/11 11:44 AM

Can't wait to see the finished product! Keep us updated.  

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Posted: 01/16/11 05:07 PM

In the next couple of weeks we should see the Gilmer Drive completed, the Fire Suppression System install complete, the roll cage either started or complete, the Quicktime SFI Bellhousing installed, possibly a new Monster twin disc clutch, and a complete Lovell's front suspension package.
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Posted: 01/18/11 08:50 AM

Excellent. What is the goal for the car? Handling, drag strip, street car, etc?  

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Posted: 01/26/11 10:07 PM

So here is the Blower pulley snout the cog fits on at the top

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Sorry for the Delayed response Scott. The initial goal was to see how high we could push a well built 408. We started wanting to go with a 91 mm Borg Warner Turbo then went through a Harrop HVT2300 and settled on the Whipple 4.0 Liter. The Lethal Performance Shelby with the 4.0 had a big impact, heck it was an inspiration.

Initially, we were just building a high horsepower car to stress Monster Clutch Prototypes. Beyond that we figured to wind up at the strip with an eye for the Texas Mile at some point. We'd like to turn in a respectable performance at the strip for the T56, with a Lenco T1200 and a built TH400 standing by. If you look at the build in readers rides you can see that the blower and the motor are actually only a portion of the build. The extensive drivetrain rework and suspension fabrication are nearly as important to our performance goals as the engine itself.

The large PD blower has presented some interesting challenges we did not anticipate but we are having a lot of fun figuring those things out. Thanks for your interest. One thing for sure, I am fairly confident no one is going to pull up beside me with a similar setup, but that is what it is all about isn't it?  Grin
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Posted: 02/12/11 06:57 PM

Really happy with SNL visit today. Things moving forward. The upper cog drive and shaft are fabricated and ready to go. We have the tensioner and need to resolve mounting it. Right now waiting on belt and a couple of spacers. The best news is once everything is lined up we may not need to change the radiator.

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Posted: 03/08/11 11:02 AM

Moroso Remote mount components began to arrive today

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Posted: 03/14/11 11:27 AM

Cool stuff. This car looks like it was made to do awesome burnouts.  

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wrp
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Posted: 03/14/11 09:21 PM

Hopefully they will be entertaining. Actually we've done more to the drivetrain than the engine though. A proper set of wheels and slicks should help plant it pretty solid. It was really frustrating to encounter the belt slip. Also been interesting to watch some of the alternatives to the maggies, whipples, and Kenne Bell Superchargers. The Wieand 4-71 and 6-71 solutions are attractive. Hopefully we can get this PD setup going and streetable.  
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Posted: 03/15/11 02:48 PM

Got the rest of the Moroso gear in today

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Posted: 03/26/11 06:14 PM

Complete Front End over haul underway as well, including bushings tie rod ends, ball joints. Also will incloude 90/10s and new front springs.

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Posted: 04/06/11 08:30 PM

New Valve Covers

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wrp
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Posted: 04/09/11 04:39 PM

Started on the remote water pump installation today. I am eliminating the tensioner on the passenger side and wonder if anyone might know of an aftermarket  tensioner I can replace the fixed tensioner on the driver's side with?

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Posted: 04/12/11 08:04 AM

My guess would be East Coast Supercharging.  

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