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07-11-2014 06:48 PM
ProjectCommuter I read the procedure to remove and replace the crank pulley on our engines. It is a pain in the A$$. You will need that alignment tool kit (additional $115) to put that pulley on. Not worth it in my opinion. If you don't align it just right you with destroy the engine.
I miss my Nissans where you could remove a wheel and change it through an opening in the wheel well in 1/2 hr in your driveway. Worth the 6-8 HP you would gain. Not so on these engines sorry to say.

When I emailed FSWerks they responded with this....

"Honestly we have never made one for the Duratec engine simply because of two reasons. The complexity and if they are installed incorrectly you can damage the entire engine requiring a full replacement."
07-11-2014 05:21 PM
ChalupaJones
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Wow, I'd think they'd be a few machine shops around there, being nascar country.
Lol! I'm not from the area so I'm not too familiar with whose reputable or even around etc. Haven't done much digging yet. Google! AWAAAAAAAY!
07-11-2014 01:44 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by ChalupaJones View Post
Not yet, I don't even know where to start in my area.
Wow, I'd think they'd be a few machine shops around there, being nascar country.
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
ChalupaJones
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Have you tried any machine shops? Sounds like a good reason to throw in some stock in the chuck of the lathe.
Not yet, I don't even know where to start in my area.
07-10-2014 12:06 AM
felixthecat
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I'm personally interested in just lightweight pulleys, I wouldn't even care if it was underdrive. I think it'd look good for engine dress up and the pulleys being lighter would be a nice addition. I wish I knew of any companies that'd fab up something like that without it costing an arm and a leg.
Have you tried any machine shops? Sounds like a good reason to throw in some stock in the chuck of the lathe.
07-08-2014 09:47 PM
ChalupaJones
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Originally Posted by ProjectCommuter View Post
I got this response from Unorthodox Racing when I asked them if they had any plans for development.....


"We are always willing to make pulleys for new applications/engines but with the economy being what it is we canít afford to sit on product and hope it sells.

We can make a one-off/custom crank pulley, pricing starts at $475 depending on total size and design requirements.

From base pricing if a group of 10 could be put together the crank pulley would start at about $350 each, 20 or more $300 each, 30 $250 each, 40+ $225.

The reason a one-off custom pulley is so expensive is it usually requires a full day to design then one of our machines to be dedicated to production of one part, plus the operator to run it. We have to make more than one piece in case one gets scrapped out. So between setup time, loading and proving the program and getting a useable part could take 6-8 hours."

Discovered that the crank pulley on these engines is not as easy removal/replacement as others. Looks like a no go.
I'm personally interested in just lightweight pulleys, I wouldn't even care if it was underdrive. I think it'd look good for engine dress up and the pulleys being lighter would be a nice addition. I wish I knew of any companies that'd fab up something like that without it costing an arm and a leg.
07-01-2014 11:41 PM
ProjectCommuter I got this response from Unorthodox Racing when I asked them if they had any plans for development.....


"We are always willing to make pulleys for new applications/engines but with the economy being what it is we can’t afford to sit on product and hope it sells.

We can make a one-off/custom crank pulley, pricing starts at $475 depending on total size and design requirements.

From base pricing if a group of 10 could be put together the crank pulley would start at about $350 each, 20 or more $300 each, 30 $250 each, 40+ $225.

The reason a one-off custom pulley is so expensive is it usually requires a full day to design then one of our machines to be dedicated to production of one part, plus the operator to run it. We have to make more than one piece in case one gets scrapped out. So between setup time, loading and proving the program and getting a useable part could take 6-8 hours."

Discovered that the crank pulley on these engines is not as easy removal/replacement as others. Looks like a no go.
07-01-2014 11:10 PM
ChalupaJones
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Originally Posted by Juicedz View Post
+1 ....I would pay $75 for a under drive pulley that gave 1hp.
If you wait 5 years they might cost that much.
07-01-2014 07:23 PM
Juicedz
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Originally Posted by Eminaga View Post
They can keep them at $390...
+1 ....I would pay $75 for a under drive pulley that gave 1hp.
07-01-2014 06:55 PM
ChalupaJones
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Originally Posted by TKE421 View Post
I'll get them and dyno, if they'd be willing to discount a little :)
Can always ask.
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