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I think I have an idea of where this could go but......
Its already in the engine, Im just picking up the car, and its got a 420 hp Edelbrock top end in it with Lunati crank and pistons. Around 500 miles on them and I plan to go to a double roller chain, but that wont be for awhile.
Do you guys see any issues with driving it daily for awhile like this? Im talking 15 miles each way to work
 

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I think a gear drive sounds cool when one cruises by you on the road, so I put one in my 355 when I had it built. Major mistake. I couldn't even enjoy the sound of the engine for the noise the gear drive made. A round trip to Indy (about 80 miles each way) had me ready to climb a wall by the time I got home. I now have a slightly used Pete Jackson gear drive sitting in a box in the garage now and a much more mellow sounding hot rod. You may wind up liking it... as for me...not so much.

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My nova has a "quiet" gear drive in it. I bought it with one installed. Let's just say it will be replaced by a chain.
 

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Some gear drives can be near silent when set up properly. Since it's already in there just tdrive it for a while and see what you think. One of the other drawbacks is they can play hell with knock sensors.
 

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I'd rather hear the nagging.:yes: I hate those things but it will only drive you crazy aand not hurt anything.
I am the same as you, can't stand them and never had one.
 

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Replace it when you can Adam. Two guys I know had them come apart and do some pretty good damage, besides the annoying howl they are not trust worthy in my book!!!:no:
 

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Replace it when you can Adam. Two guys I know had them come apart and do some pretty good damage, besides the annoying howl they are not trust worthy in my book!!!:no:
and this guy knows what he's talkin' 'bout with this type stuff :yes:
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it's going to be like riding around town with your wife nagging in your ear the whole time.
I'd rather hear the nagging.:yes:
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Get rid of them as soon as possible. Besides the noise, gear drives are not good for engine harmonics.
 

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The sound levels can vary depending on the manufacturer & whether they are the regular, or the "noisy" version. I personally don't like them for a daily driver due to noise and reliability, and would prefer a belt drive for race application.

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I wondered what's the difference between the "quiet" and the noisy gear drives; do they make helical cut drives or only straight cut ? Some Honda motorcycles had split gears that were spring loaded to remove slop and make their cam drives quiet. Maybe there's a market...
 

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i have used a couple over the years. i only use pete jackson gd.. the last one i used was on a 468 in my 4x4 and it was the quite gd. it didn't make a loud noise but it had a growl to it..
 

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My .02 worth, is I'd replace it with a double roller type as it's just to cheap and easy to do. And, have peace of mind and still hear when you get to where you are going. :yes:
 

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Most of these comments of people who know people who had one ....:bored::turn:

I've had one on my car for 3 years - its a Cloyes and I dont even notice it.

It's different and makes your car slightly more unique - there's no reason for you to take it off and spend the time and money unless you want to join the rest of the sheep :D
 
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