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V8 Thumper
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 10-29-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy at a local Mustang resto shop warned me against aluminum pulleys, saying that v-belts cut into them quickly

Keep in mind, I was shopping for a 4" hipo alternator pulley. Concorus correct steel pulley: $50. Aluminum (aftermarket) pulley: $25. Was this guy just trying to make a bigger sale, or is what he says true?

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Rustang
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posted 10-29-2002 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the circle track guys use them. Winston Cup too (although these days they're probably titanium.)

I think they're fine to use.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 10-29-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm eyeing that FMS underdrive pulley set for my Christmas wish list

I just don't want to have to swap pulleys every 5,000 miles.

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 10-29-2002 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buy the aluminum pulleys,
They'll last long enough.

SteveW

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67coupe
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From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-29-2002 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im running a used set of the ford ones and i havent noticed any wear but i dont drive the car alot

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
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at 82.03 mph
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 10-30-2002 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think they have hardened aluminum pulleys that last longer.

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