Author Topic: Dual-Idler gear drives  (Read 206 times)

Offline spookie

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Dual-Idler gear drives
« on: November 03, 2019, 05:24:39 AM »
Has any one ever used this setup on a sbc.How good did it work,and for how long.I have never used one and just would like some histroy

Offline msundstrom

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Re: Dual-Idler gear drives
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 08:31:28 PM »
I believe Spud Miller is still using one on his injected nitro SBC. I've been using the same one one my injected (less) nitro BBC for 10 years. No issues with me.
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Re: Dual-Idler gear drives
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 07:47:39 AM »
Story came up this past weekend about the dual idler system.  You only need a single idler gear for it to work, but the second idler gear is only there to keep the first gear in mesh otherwise it would fall out. The other story was that Jackson, hearing the noise the gear-set made, spent a buttload of money playing with the tooth pattern and mesh to get them quite , but had no sales of them because everybody wanted the noise (at that time).  For most young hotrodders it was the first "internal" engine part that they could change without complete teardown

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Re: Dual-Idler gear drives
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 12:39:14 PM »
I used to use a summers gear drive on mine but it was a single idler ! Worked great never had an issue with it !