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  1. #1
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    Default Buick V8 Serpentine Pulley Systems?

    We are considering production of custom-fit accessory drive systems for the 400-430-455 Buick V8 engines.
    These pulley systems would be exact-fit serpentine systems with a tensioner, although we may also consider simple replacement bracket & pulley sets using aluminum pulleys designed for the modern six-rib drive belts.
    The pulleys and brackets would be CNC-machined from billet aluminum and coated for appearance protection. The kits would be complete and designed to cover as many applications and accessory combinations as possible.

    Are there any manufacturers currently producing similar kits for this application? Should underdrive and overdrive systems also be considered?

    It's a bit too early to provide price point data, as this idea is in its earliest stages.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Rick & Kristi
    RKHiPerformance@aol.com

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    i'd be interested in seeing an underdrive setup, w/ tensioner

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    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=55804

    For more information on this subject
    Name: Eric Sabo
    Cars: 2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5TS, lifted. Hoping to sell it for a pre-1978 daily driver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=55804

    For more information on this subject
    sounds like these people will actually make the pieces rather than scavenge the junk yards - sounds good to me
    mark


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    I know, but I figure there is some place to get some dimensions
    Name: Eric Sabo
    Cars: 2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5TS, lifted. Hoping to sell it for a pre-1978 daily driver...

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    I would welcome anybody willing to fab up modern day technology to go with our older tech. cars!!!!

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    Rick,
    Here is my set-up.

    Rob
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    Robsbuick,

    I am not sure if you are the same guy but there was someone advertising in the BPG or GSCA newsletter with a system. I believe it is the one shown above. The peices I have seen are very nice. The only thing I was hoping for was one for A/C application as well.

    Mark
    Mark M.
    1970 Buick GSX 455 Saturn Yellow
    1970-72 Buick GSX Registry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxnut
    Robsbuick,

    I am not sure if you are the same guy but there was someone advertising in the BPG or GSCA newsletter with a system.
    Mark
    Are any more details available on this?

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    Rob Giroux
    Precision Billet Design
    148 Porter Street, Ganby MA 01033
    413 467 2685

    This was posted in May 2004 issue of the Build Sheet.
    Mark M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKHiPerformance
    Are any more details available on this?

    on the board there are two members that have fabbed serp conversions...

    one, is the one rob has above with no provision for A/C, just one serp belt, and original equipment accesories.

    The other adapts chevy v6 accesories(modern alternator, and compressor) with fabed brackets and a few select pulleys, and still uses a v belt for the power steering in addition to the serp belt.


    I not sure about other variations... but I would like to see a one-belt system that will include the A/C compressor. i would think a stock type pulley would be best. not a fan of aluninum pulleys.
    Rob Burk
    '70 GS Stage 1
    '94 Z-71 Shortbed

    How rusty could it be? (Rear filler and Window channel replacement)
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=90010"

    hogans"3" X-pipe thread
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    Default I ordered one

    From a guy in Michigan, but haven't received it yet. I did get the instructions emailed to me and they look pretty complete. This unit does require the user to obtain a few pulleys and accesories from the recycler, but the price seemed resonable compared to some of the kits I saw searching around the net and they were for the mainstream makes(chevy). I'll post some pix when I receive.
    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasT
    From a guy in Michigan, but haven't received it yet. I did get the instructions emailed to me and they look pretty complete. This unit does require the user to obtain a few pulleys and accesories from the recycler, but the price seemed resonable compared to some of the kits I saw searching around the net and they were for the mainstream makes(chevy). I'll post some pix when I receive.
    Is it a one belt system?
    Rob Burk
    '70 GS Stage 1
    '94 Z-71 Shortbed

    How rusty could it be? (Rear filler and Window channel replacement)
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=90010"

    hogans"3" X-pipe thread
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=149788

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    Default One Belt

    This is for a one belt system w/ A/C. Like I stated I have the directions but not the kit yet. I will make a trip to the recycler Tues if I have time to aquire the needed pulleys.
    Rich

    1970 GS455
    1987 WE4

    Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"?


    Life is only limited by Your fears...crazychevy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasT
    This is for a one belt system w/ A/C. Like I stated I have the directions but not the kit yet. I will make a trip to the recycler Tues if I have time to aquire the needed pulleys.

    Let us know how it comes out. i am considering a turbo bracket and turbo type accesories but trying to find cheaper options...
    Rob Burk
    '70 GS Stage 1
    '94 Z-71 Shortbed

    How rusty could it be? (Rear filler and Window channel replacement)
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=90010"

    hogans"3" X-pipe thread
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=149788

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    Default Check this thread out

    This is where I learned of the one I ordered.

    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=55804

    I think it'll do.
    Check it out as you might be able to get some Ideas.
    Rich

    1970 GS455
    1987 WE4

    Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"?


    Life is only limited by Your fears...crazychevy

 

 

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