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Buster
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posted 01-13-2003 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much HP will a gear drive cost vs a chain?

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steve'66
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posted 01-13-2003 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know, but have you looked into the belt drives?

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-13-2003 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least 10-15 HP. More on a small high RPM engine.

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64FalconF-16
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posted 01-14-2003 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
At least 10-15 HP. More on a small high RPM engine.



A gear drive is that bad? I had no Idea.

What about a single chain vs a double chain?

Rick

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-15-2003 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roller chain is good.

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Alex Denysenko
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n2oMike
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Just make sure it's a TRUE ROLLER. These have small freely rotating cylinders (sleeves) on the axles of the chain. This way the axle itself doesn't rub and wear on the gears.

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