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Re: Belt Drives

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Minor, Bob" <Bminor@xxxxxxxx>
To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:21 PM
Subject: RE: Belt Drives

> Here's a claim from an outfit that does conversions.  I know, I know,
> where's the DATA?
> "Typical chain efficiency is approx. 80% when new, and deteriorates
> throughout it's life. Typical belt efficiency is approx. 98% throughout
> its entire lifespan. Due to change of pulley ratios, the engine RPMs are
> reduced by 28% @ 60 mph. Feels like you have a 6th gear!"

I'm not an expert in this area, but this seems wrong to me. From what I
know, chain drive is the most efficient.
But as the chain wears, efficiency decreases somewhat whereas a belt drive
remains stable.

But heck, I've been wrong before.  <G>

Montreal, Canada
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