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 Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Let me hear about your thoughts/experience with camshaft belt drive systems. (Specifically for BBC)

Do you like them? If so, which company?

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 Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Jesel and have had it for about 10 years now but when I went to a bow tie block I
had to get a "updated" cover..
I know some have had issues with oil leaks but I have had none at all. You just need to make sure
that everything is dry and oil free and clean when you assemble.
Belts and seal are a bit expensive..
It was a real plus when we had it on the dyno to move cam timing a bit as it only took a few minute's
to do..
There are a few other making them now that are less money but I would have to say I would buy another Jesel if I had to cause there service is very good and I just had no issues with it for as long as I had it..
That help Larry???

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 Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Unless you are looking for every last HP every weekend when the weather or track changes, save your $$$ and get a quality billet gear roller chain setup, IMHO.


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 Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:40 am 
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I am with Barry on this one too. Belt is pricey but it sure is nice to not have to pull apart the front end of the engine and drop the oil pan (like some do) to change. Belt is a little over $100. and Jesel states to change it every year. It does make things a little easier when checking timing marks and so on, but if on a budget, go with the chain.
I like my setup very much and as mentioned, the service is very good. I am going to the front drive dist. in the future also to make things even more easier for me, stinks fighting them hood hinges still on my Elky #-o

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