Pro-Comp Belt Drive. Live it, Love it, or Leave it?

RangerJoe

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Initially, I'd thought to use it on my current setup but the 10 hp+/- is probably not worth the effort. I've got another build going on though. It's an 89 and currently all torn down awaiting reassembly. So I've had this belt drive sitting around (you know... one of those things you keep moving from place to place because it's in the way of whatever it is you're currently working on) and thought I might use it for that build.

That setup:

302 block
stroker made up of OEM parts
E7 heads (I've got a set aluminum for it but haven't done the P to V check yet so assume OEM for now)
I've got a couple of cams sitting around. Two different Anderson Grinds and haven't decided which I'm going to use yet.
I have a double roller timing chain and the belt drive
Holley upper and lower
1.6 RR Scorpion
etc. and on to include a Vortech S-Trim and Water to air aftercooler

When I bought it, the car came with a spool but I think that's going to eventually make way for an Eaton to steer it back toward streetable.

So here's this belt drive. It's just one of the parts laying around that's making me go, "Hmmmmmmmmm".
Noobz347,

Just wondering which AFM grinds you have sitting around and if you would want to part with one (or trade maybe).

Joe
 
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KevinB

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Hi Noobs347

I realize this post is quite old now but did you actualy use the Pro-Comm belt drive??
I'm in the same boat trying to decide wherther to use it or not

regards

KB
 

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Hi Noobs347

I realize this post is quite old now but did you actualy use the Pro-Comm belt drive??
I'm in the same boat trying to decide wherther to use it or not

regards

KB
Nope... That thing is still holding up my wall. :rlaugh:
 

KevinB

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Nope... That thing is still holding up my wall. :rlaugh:
Ok
Here goes - I have installed mine with a Gates belt instead of the original and I'm in the process of deciding if the belt tensioner is up to the job.
I was thinking of machining up a larger diameter roller for it, so the bearing will run slower and also can fit a more heavy duty bearing.
Other than that it looks fine.
I might also put a few more TIG tacks around the crank pulley.
The belt is standard 8mm HTD 75 teeth (600mm) so no issues with replacement

I will report back when I start it.

regards

KB
 

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Ok
Here goes - I have installed mine with a Gates belt instead of the original and I'm in the process of deciding if the belt tensioner is up to the job.
I was thinking of machining up a larger diameter roller for it, so the bearing will run slower and also can fit a more heavy duty bearing.
Other than that it looks fine.
I might also put a few more TIG tacks around the crank pulley.
The belt is standard 8mm HTD 75 teeth (600mm) so no issues with replacement

I will report back when I start it.

regards

KB
Best of luck! Mine sits on the wall for the simple fact that I wasn't willing to risk the entire motor for what was to me, and experiment at the time.
 

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