Gear drive

Greg Reimer

Well Known Member
#1
Alright, being serious this time. Who sells a gear drive for the W motor-OEM crank snout diameter, OEM center to center distance, needs to fit under an OEM timing chain cover.Reccomendations?
 

heddrik

Well Known Member
#8
There was a few articles in Super Chevy magazine back in the 80's, they had somebody that was making pieces to fit , the gears were custom but some shop was cutting them to fit some other drive and make it work. If you can t find a Jackson maybe you could look into that. Be cool to hear one .Good luck.
 

63 dream'n

Well Known Member
Supporting Member 3
#9
There was a few articles in Super Chevy magazine back in the 80's, they had somebody that was making pieces to fit , the gears were custom but some shop was cutting them to fit some other drive and make it work. If you can t find a Jackson maybe you could look into that. Be cool to hear one .Good luck.
I remember reading an article in super Chevy where they were discussing Pete Jackson gear drive development for the 409 and I want to say the cam and crank gear were the same as the small block Chevy but the side gears were from like from the Cleveland 351 I believe......:dunno
 

heddrik

Well Known Member
#12
Cool, I didn't know that. I bet an 09 sounds bad to the bone with one. I don't suppose you still own it? You are awesome sir , wish I could see what you have bought and sold through the years. I know the guys (me too) give you a hard time here but it's because they love and respect you for what you have done for this aspect of the hobby. Don, Pat, Russ etc. this site is incredible. Thank you for letting me join and drool.
 

63 dream'n

Well Known Member
Supporting Member 3
#13
Keith....the cam and crank gears were Chevrolet and the idler gears were Furd.

Heddrik....I bought the white 62 Super Chevy car from Doug.....long time ago!!!!! NOTHING like the sound of a gear drive!!!!!
That was the stuff that dreams are made of ......when I saw the picture of the 409 hanging from the engine stand With velocity stacks
 

63 dream'n

Well Known Member
Supporting Member 3
#20
I can’t possibly know for sure but I would think harmonics were hindsight when it was all said and done that’s what the clear vision brought I think that it was believed that you could achieve better timing through gears then you could gears and chain with the slack involved Just in theory seems like more of a precise way to go
 
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