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Timing Chain vs Timing Gears

Old 07-23-2011, 08:49 PM
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I was just curious because we've been running the Milodon gear drives in our boats since the late 90s and I can't say they've ever caused a problem. We ran the Cloyes hex adjust prior to the gear drive and other billet stuff before that. The only thing I can say for sure about the gear drive, it takes a long time to wear out and the timing doesn't jump around at all. The gear drive is probably over kill if you're not running a solid roller.

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Old 07-23-2011, 08:57 PM
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My reverse rotation motor also use gear drive but there is no benefit over the chain on the other motor. A good double roller is the way to go and a lot cheaper and quieter and better over all.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for all the replys it's timing chains me on the new motors.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:33 AM
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Jesel belt drive. A little more expensive but sure does look nice.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Craney View Post
Thanks for all the replys it's timing chains me on the new motors.
Rollmaster are very good
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