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wich timing set will use less fricton?

I found a slights used noisy gear drive for 25.00, I love the way they sound. But im doing a tight budget build for race only. I need to sqeeze the most hp out I can. So the less friction on the total build = a few nor hp

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o.k., dont send me any hate mail if im wrong, this is only a guess, but i would say a belt is your best option, less friction is good.
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If this is race only with open headers you not going to hear the gear drive anyway. Theres a reason its for sale for $25, get a good Cloyes double roller.
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Jeffery Wells is correct. A belt drive uses the least horsepower, then a chain, followed by a gear drive.
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sorry, just a side question, what are you racing, where, and how? drag?circle?drift?dirt?
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sorry, just a side question, what are you racing, where, and how? drag?circle?drift?dirt?
89 Ford mustang powered by a sbc 383 stroker, powerglide transmission. All I have for it so far is the fulie heads 291. And the car. Its for 1/4 mile in Utah.
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not much of a ford guy myself, but thats a nice car, and good luck at the strip.
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belts are expensive , go with a good timing chain wouldn't even consider a cheapo gear drive.
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single roller chain

I used a GMPP single roller chain which is actually Melling 3-202-A timing set. I used it in my 1991 Chevy 4.3L V6 and it is as silent as the OEM Morse link chain. The double roller chains are twice as noisy and could set off the knock sensor and retard the timing on some computer controlled engines. A single roller timing set is a good compromise between noise and wear. If you are drag racing, use a Cloyes, Comp Cams or Melling double roller timing set and don't worry about the noise.
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not much of a ford guy myself, but thats a nice car, and good luck at the strip.
im not a ford guy myself. That's why im building a chevy mustang lol. Its a light weight body.
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