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Gear Drive ZZ4

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rollo, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. rollo
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    Anyone know if I can run a noisy gear drive on a zz4?
     
  2. RichG
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  4. tjm73
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    Why would you? They drag down the hp and serve no purpose other than to pose.
     

  5. tfeverfred
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    It's good to get all this out before the new year.

    Can I mount my transmission backwards to get 3 reverse gears?
     
  6. flatheadpete
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    Yes Fred. Lemme know how it works out.
     
  7. lawman
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    Hey, it's your car do what you want and have fun !!!!
    Just remember when someone call's you a"Poser" it make's
    them feel big and feel like they may know something !!!!
    It take's a real small person to brand someone else'
     
  8. Mr48chev
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    Ah, come on now, he wants to cruise through Goodguys every hour on the hour with his gear drive making a racket like the rest of the cool guys. Give him a break:D They don't call it pro fairgrounds for nothing.
     
  9. Moonequipt13
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    In a vw you can if you flip the ring gear, four gears even! Why would you want to run any type of gear drive? Get a nice chain and gear set and call it a day.
     
  10. Depends on what cam and thrust plate you are using. Most won't work with a GM roller cam.
     

  11. The answer is Yes, but you need one specifically for the factory Hydraulic Roller cam. Jegs has them, quiet or noisy, the noisy one will drive you bonkers, and the quiet ones aren't much better, good luck, TR
     
  12. fab32
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    Well, there you go!! Only 10 posts to get a valid answer to a question. Can you say "NEW HAMB RECORD":eek::rolleyes::D

    Frank
     
  13. Indecision is the key to flexibility
     
  14. Mad Mouse
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    Why not? Nothing wrong with a gear dive. Every top fuel dragster and funny car runs one. You can gain a little power with a Jessel belt drive, but t isn't cool on a hot rod. Go ahead run one, but buy a good one, not chink!!
     
  15. RichG
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    I'm okay now, I just had to work it out and after a vote we decided that the whole affair is stupid.

    So, final answer: maybe, maybe not.
     
  16. Kentuckian
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    I love cars with gear drives. The cars can be bought pretty cheap. Why? Because it does not take long for your wife and kids to refuse to ride in the noisy vehicle. After a while you get tired of the noise yourself. You put the car up for sale trying to recover what you have spent on the build. Everyone that comes to look at the car says no thanks because of the noise. Thats when I come along with cash money and buy the noisy car for a song knowing that all I have to do is replace the gear drive with a timing chain and a few gaskets. I then flip the car for hefty profit. I have done this several times.

    And all this could have been avoided by using a quiet timing chain set up.
     
  17. flatheadpete
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    My flathead had one.....nothing more traditional than a flathead.
     
  18. vixvega
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    I just bought a gear drive... Can I buy a zz4 to put it on? Also is there any way to shut it up after I install it? Does anyone want to buy my car? It is too damn noisy...
     
  19. badshifter
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    Screw it, we're at 18 posts, and not a mention of it, so do an intro FNG. After being a member for 3 years? Tell us of your 360 Offy manifold gear drive ZZ4 project.
     
  20. davidbistolas
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    but those flexible gear drives cost a fortune...
     
  21. henry29
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    easier to just flip the rearend over.
     
  22. GTOMUSTANG
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    from ct

    back to the question...another problem is they'll set a vibration in the block, and if you run EFI or anything else with a knock sensor that relies on vibrations in the block to determine the engine is under detonation and retard the timing until it stops...well, you get the idea.

    what the heck, its your property. as long as you aren't ruining it with something that can't be unbolted for future generations to understand how things used to be...what's the difference between engine noise and raccoon tails on the antenna? we've done weirder stuff as a kid.
     
  23. Sure you have. There are just hundreds of guys out there, with noisy gear drives, that would rather sell their car to you, at a huge loss, rather than spend an afternoon and a hundred bucks to switch to a chain. Things must be different in Kentucky.
     
  24. Deuces
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    What's a zz4????....:rolleyes:
     
  25. RichG
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    The unknown member of ZZ Top?
     
  26. black 62
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    the question was does anyone know?-sure ..was a valid sarcastic answer
    the answer no seems to be wrong... but it is quite decisive
     
  27. Deuces
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    You've been here since '09?????......
    Man you sure do talk allot, don't you???.....:rolleyes:
     
  28. Bad Daddy
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    More specifally, the 4th member of ZZ Top. :p
     
  29. SloppyEggs
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    Give a kid a kazoo and stick them in the seat next to you... Same effect.
     
  30. gimpyshotrods
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    I love gear drives! I make good money on them! Taking them out, that is.:eek:
     

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