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BrentonRose
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From: Avondale, Arizona
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posted 08-19-2001 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BrentonRose   Click Here to Email BrentonRose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am about to install a Pete Jackson timing gear drive set "Dual Idler" in my 302 but looking at it does the dual idler just balance between the the cam gear and the crank gear?? What gives, do I need to have some machine work done? Thanks for any input.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-19-2001 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've never installed one, but I think the idler does just sit there.

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camachinist
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From: Fresno,CA,USA
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posted 08-19-2001 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for camachinist   Click Here to Email camachinist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It sure was an improvement over the traditional Milodon gear drives with their adapter plates and installation headaches...

A lot of my street racing buddies went to PJ in the early 80's when gear drive noise became cool...

Yeah, it just sits there...neat design....

Pat

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richard bohm
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posted 08-19-2001 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you may need to do a little clearancing on the timing cover. you will need to trail fit it first.

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Clevo377
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posted 08-20-2001 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clevo377   Click Here to Email Clevo377     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a gear drive on my Clevo. I don't know if it would be the same, but for the Clevo there are two important clearances. The clearance between the idler gear and cam/crank gears and the clearance between the shafts the idler gears are on, and the timing cover. You need to follow the instructions carefully as they can be installed backwards and work (for a little time :eek and if the clearances are wrong they will also wear prematurely, and fail. If I remember correctly the clearances for mine were .020-.060 for gears, .030 for shafts/timing cover.

Paul

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Clevo377
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posted 08-20-2001 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clevo377   Click Here to Email Clevo377     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a gear drive on my Clevo. I don't know if it would be the same, but for the Clevo there are two important clearances. The clearance between the idler gear and cam/crank gears and the clearance between the shafts the idler gears are on, and the timing cover. You need to follow the instructions carefully as they can be installed backwards and work (for a little time :eek and if the clearances are wrong they will also wear prematurely, and fail. If I remember correctly the clearances for mine were .020-.060 for gears, .030 for shafts/timing cover.

Paul

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Clevo377
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posted 08-20-2001 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clevo377   Click Here to Email Clevo377     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NOT having a good night

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