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Gary
Gearhead

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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-21-2001 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I installed a Pete Jackson nosiey gear drive in my stroker BB, it is the first gear drive set-up Iv'e owned. I notice above 2500rpm I start hearing a high pitch whistle type sound, im wondering if it is the gear drive or if the dual carb set-up sounds this way as air passes through the carbs. You can always hear the gear drive but there's a distinct change in pitch in the engine as rpm increases. Sounds like a jet engine spooling up, actually it sounds pretty cool I was mostly concerned about a possible vac. leak somewhere making this noise, or does a gear driven cam just sound like this.
Thanks

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Turbo4
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-21-2001 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Turbo4   Click Here to Email Turbo4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, that whining/whistling sound is the gear drive functioning normally. I have a friend who wanted to scare ricers away, and he figured that the whistle of a gear driven car and a supercharged car are similar... voila! To the best of my knowledge, that's totally ok!

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7DMACH1
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From: PHILA. PA.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 11-21-2001 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 86 Capri has a B&M gear drive and that's the way they sound. Neat!! RAY

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 11-21-2001 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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Gary
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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-21-2001 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Humm.....ok, then between all the noises im hearing from the radical cam, gear drive and exhaust, they all add up and equal to: One Nasty Sounding Radical bitch!!! ...Thats COOOOOL..Im lovin it!.... heh heh heh

Gave my neigbor a ride in the car, next time he said he will wear his depends....LOL LOL LOL

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