Four pulley systems for Ford Cleveland 351

Four pulley systems for Ford Cleveland 351

Written by Moore Good Ink   Cumming, GA: Concept One, a leader in engine accessory drive systems from Cumming, Georgia, has extended its pulley systems to include a new, compact and stylish line for the venerable Ford Cleveland 351.   Providing a choice of four systems for the Cleveland, they range from a basic alternator-only pulley kit up to a full-option solution with alternator, air conditioning compressor and power steering mechanism.  These kits comprise all associated pulleys and brackets, belts, and chrome hardware.  In addition, a polished compressor and alternator and an aluminum power-steering pump are supplied together with Concept One’s exclusive power-steering reservoir to complete the package.   Made of 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, Concept One offers two new options to complement their machined and polished finishes: clear anodized and black anodized. Added to introduce a sleek, high-tech look to the engine compartment, they are attractive, practical, and low-maintenance alternatives to paints or other coatings.   What distinguishes Concept One in the pulley business is their approach. They keep things simple: running twin belts with the standard rotation water pump on this Cleveland kit, for example, eliminates the expense and unnecessary bulkiness of extra parts. They also place a major emphasis on customer service and quality. Their guarantee remains unchanged: these parts will fit—no shimming or grinding—they will align perfectly every time.  The four kits are now available. Prices start at $725.00 with full-option kits starting at $1,695.00.      For further information contact: Concept One 6320 Highway 400 North, Cumming, GA 30028 Telephone (770) 889-5900 or visit...

Weldon debuts the 18000 Series: seven critical design improvements over OEM counterpart in latest line of FAA-approved continuous-duty boost pumps for Cessna owners

 Written By Moore Good Ink Cleveland, Ohio: Adding to their 65-plus years of successful pump designs, Weldon Pump has just announced a new, electric continuous-duty boost/emergency fuel pump created initially for Cessna applications (See accompanying file for particulars). A direct replacement for the ubiquitous Dukes intermittent-duty pump, this new Weldon 18000 provides reliable boost support to the aircraft’s main mechanical pump. Alternatively, it can be used as a fuel emergency pump. Metallic internals: Because it is equipped with all-metallic internal pumping components, notably tool steel blades instead of Nyltralon plastic blades, you will always reach the nearest airport in safety should your mechanical pump fail. Metal blades are superior to Nyltralon blades because they don’t fracture or deteriorate with heat and contaminate downstream components. Furthermore, they self-compensate for wear, thus maintaining their priming and flowing properties. Pumping capacity and amperage draw: During independent tests measuring pumping capacity and amperage draw, Weldon’s new 18000 innovation easily captured the initiative, generating a minimum of 14.5 Inches Hg Vacuum compared with the 5.5 Inches HG Vacuum of the OEM brand. This impressive pumping power ensures the unit is self-priming, aids vapor clearing, and can be mounted above the fuel source without concern. In an amperage draw comparison, the Weldon recorded .81 amps @ 23 psig operating pressure and 50GPH compared to its rival’s 2.3 amps @ 23 psig operating pressure and 45GPH. The advantage of using fewer amps means that more current is available to power other components/avionics. Further, with its improved efficiencies, the 18000 generates less heat, resulting in cooler fuel. Voltage ratings, shaft, and seals: Available in two voltage ratings,...

Ram Launches First High-Performance Clutch Assembly for the SRT8

Written by Moore Good Ink Columbia, SC, May, 2009: RAM Automotive has announced a new twin-plate high-performance clutch and flywheel assembly for the new Dodge Challenger SRT8 called the DirectFit StreetDual (PN 90-2355). This assembly is directed at street applications with healthy injections of ancillary power and is a bolt-in arrangement for the factory twin-disc hardware. Its dimensions are similar to the original. Overall height is 3.0-3.1 inches (measured from the crankshaft flange to the fingers of the cover assembly) and has a diameter of 10.5 inches. From here on out, the benefits of the DirectFit StreetDual assembly over the stock unit are exemplary. The diaphragm pressure plate assembly weighs a whopping 15 pounds less, exhibits a 2400-pound clamp load, and employs a nodular iron pressure ring for strength. The twin friction discs employ RAM 300-series organic material, the chief advantage being that organic friction material has superior holding power and improved drivability without the tendency to chatter on initial clutch release. Concurrent, the clutch disc springs are stiffer than the stock and by encasing them in urethane their rate of compression increases approximately four times that of an uncoated spring. As a result, the RAM StreetDual assembly has the capacity to corral as much as 1000 horsepower at the wheels and provides stock drivability. Since this clutch assembly will combat greater rotational forces than the stock assembly, RAM provides it with steel friction backing (see accompanying image with call-outs). Further, the facing is riveted steel-to-steel in direct contrast with factory non-back facings. To complete the assembly, the aluminum billet flywheel construction accepts a ¼-inch thick steel friction insert....