milodon gear drive

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  1. szalkuskt

    szalkuskt Veteran Member

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    DB Z28 Veteran Member

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    I had one about 20 years ago it was a lot less noisy than a Pete Jackson gear drive. I had no problems with it. After while I took it out did not like the noise .
     
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    I ran one on a Pontiac motor years ago. It worked fine for me
     
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    Gear drives are good in theory but fail in execution. The only benefit to them is having your cam timing events dead nuts. The huge downside is they transfer engine harmonics into the valvetrain. On a typical street car that's all done by 5k RPM you'd probably never notice any ill effects other than the annoyance of the whine. Start making big power and revving to the moon you'll notice erratic valve lash issues, erratic timing etc.
     
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    Yep. They're about as good as 35" mud tires on a 2WD truck.
     
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    I agree 100%, go with a good Cloyes roller for no problems.
     
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    And this is why the occasional question comes up about gear drives, almost none of us is using one.
     

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