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Magnum Rockwilder 11-23-2003 01:54 AM

Sound clips of gear drives? Vids of cars w/ gear drives?
Does anyone have sound clips or video clips of timing gear drives on a V8 of any make? I'd like to hear the "noisy" ones like Pete Jackson and some other companies make.

I'm building an engine for my girlfriend and she wants it to "sound like it has a blower", and I want her to hear some gear drives before we order and install one. Somehow, I have NEVER run into anyone with one on their car... not at the track, car shows, street races... nowhere! :confused:

I spent an hour searching for sound clips and found none, although I read a lot about the potential harmonics issues.

Thanks in advance.

delsman 08-12-2005 05:51 PM

gear drive
iv been tryng to do the same thing but havent found any sounds. what i would do is get a quiet gear drive it will sound more like a blower to where if u get a loud one pepole will know what it is

Mustangsaly 08-12-2005 07:21 PM

if anyone has a clip they want to post, use you send it, you don't need to sign up, just upload and send to your self and you will get url address to send to others, and the video you upload is good for 7days or it can be d/led 25 Xs witch ever comes 1st.

i would like to hear one too


nastynova 08-12-2005 08:45 PM

I've got the Pete Jackson (noisy) and its too noisy...running with open headers now and it downs it out enough to stand it... will be going to a roller chain when i freshen this winter....I would post a sound clip if I had a way too....

good luck


Derkyb 08-12-2005 09:30 PM

I've got a loud proform gear drive sounds bad *** wit open headers but I think its going to be too loud when I put on mufflers and I may change to chain. Theres a reason you cant find anyone with one! :eek: Go roller chain!

454me 08-13-2005 08:37 AM

That loud chain sound will be great for about 10 minutes. You will get tired of not being able to talk in the car while its running.

fiero355v8 08-14-2005 07:41 AM

Gear Drive Noise
Don't have any sound clips to send--just my personal experience/advice on a Pete Jackson "Noisy" drive. I ran one in a small block pro-street Vega and can tell you your g/f would not like it after about 3 days of the constant whine.
Sure ,everyone would turn heads at car shows when fired up (as I pushed in my ear plugs :D ) I changed it to a good double roller chain drive after about 2 months. Won't ever use one again. And then there are those harmonic issues involved too. Just my 2 cents worth. ;)

69ChevelleAddict 08-14-2005 10:09 AM

Ive driven arround with a pete jackson gear drive for a while as well maybe 2 months, and in that time nearly everyone who has heard it run has thought that there was something seriously wrong with it.
Its pretty hard to impress people when your car sounds like its screaming bloody murder.

Blazin72 08-14-2005 10:13 AM

I too have a Pete Jackson noisy gear drive in my 350 and I think it's obnoxious. I installed it when I swapped in a new cam and from the minute I fired it up to break the cam in I hated it. It's too loud, and it's all you hear when the engine is running. Dont get it.

59vette 08-14-2005 03:14 PM

here's a geardrive sound clip!

Pete Jackson gear drive sound :eek: :eek: :eek:

It sure is more than enough to scare me away from any gear drive!......


69ChevelleAddict 08-14-2005 03:37 PM

link dosnt work

59vette 08-14-2005 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by 69ChevelleAddict
link dosnt work


Works with me all right. I even cleared my cache??

Try "save link as".
This should save you a .mpg file.

Otherwise you can find it and many other vettesounds here:


coldknock 08-14-2005 06:14 PM

That sounds like Fido's arse after three day burrito binge.


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