Eddie fixes downside of serpentine belt kits

Eddie fixes downside of serpentine belt kits

By Vic Moore:

I often wonder how Joe Rode, the able manager of Eddie’s Motorsports, will cap his career. Why? Because he’s constantly observing, endlessly productive.

Tall, lanky even, with a physique that doesn’t vary too much, I remember studying him on foot along a crowded corridor at a PRI show some years ago, his strides were inordinately long, he hugged the wall because it was the quickest path forward through the throngs and he traveled three times faster than anyone else.

Rarely sharp or opinionated, his voice is usually peppered by a compliment or two, but it is his substance that makes him special—a calling that requires him to get things done.

This week he has unveiled Eddie’s most important new product in over a year: eight-rib serpentine pulley kits. Cleverly, this pulley kit is fully independent; it doesn’t rely on various cylinder head mountings. Instead it uses the water pump’s mounting base for consistent trouble-free installation. Here are details of the kits’ merits and its appearance when installed:


S-Drive Plus Eight-Rib Serpentine Pulley Kits from Eddie Motorsports

› 33% greater contact patch than standard six rib kits
› Improved belt traction limits slippage in higher horsepower applications
› Handles increased torque loads of 33% more than six rib
› Greatly reduces Span Vibration(belt whip/belt waves)
› Improved belt life

Eddie Motorsports offers the most complete serpentine pulley system on the market. One part number provides everything you need to embellish the front of an engine including all accessories, fasteners, pulleys, and belt.

– Simple, trouble free installation using simple hand tools

– No need to chase pieces from the auto parts store

– No grinding, cutting, or making spacers necessary to get the system to align properly

– Power steering and alternator pulleys are pre-installed so the customer doesn’t have to

– All components are individually packaged with the necessary fasteners for easy identification

 

A nice feature of the Eddie Motorsports kits are these water pump spacers, which allow you to use a short style water pump, but spaces the pulley kit assembly out far enough so that the components can be “tucked” within the width of the cylinder heads making it the most compact system on the market. Also, the O-rings eliminate the need for gaskets. Using white grease to keep them in place, they fit into grooves in both sides of the spacers.

This system mounts entirely on the water pump studs rather than head bolt locations, making it applicable for use with any cylinder heads, which can be inconsistent and hard to fit.

A fully polished aluminum water pump is provided with the kit – unlike many other serpentine pulley kits.

A fully polished aluminum water pump is provided with the kit – unlike many other serpentine pulley systems.

The core of the system is this elegant Serpentine Belt bracket made from 6061T6 aluminum which mounts to the four stand offs.

The core of the system is this elegant Serpentine Belt bracket made from 6061T6 aluminum which mounts to the four stand offs.

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Three power steering pump options available ensuring the proper unit for your application, in high- or low-flow configuration.

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Brand name components like this Powermaster CS style 140-amp alternator with eight-fin polished cooling fan are included in the kits.

Four bolts to attach the water pump pulley to its  shaft. Eddie uses a military spec hard coat anodizing on the pulley to prevent wear from the belt.

Four bolts attach the water pump pulley to its shaft flange. To prevent wear on the pulleys, Eddie uses a military-spec hard coat anodizing finish.

The magic behind a serpentine belt pulley system is the spring loaded belt tensioner which applies continuous “belt-tensioning” throughout the engine’s RPM range. Some companies go against this wisdom and don’t utilize a tensioner, but without it the system cannot function effectively. Eddie’s system uses a quality off-the-shelf Gates tensioner that you can buy at any auto parts store should it fail. A pair of locating pins and a single bolt supports the tensioner. Using a breaker bar the tensioner can be moved out of the way during belt installation.

The spring-loaded belt tensioner applies continuous belt-tensioning throughout the engine’s RPM range even during abrupt acceleration and deceleration.

The A/C unit is compatible with all of the popular aftermarket air conditioning systems. The compressor was dressed with the Eddie Motorsports billet aluminum manifold that makes for easier hose connection and looks great.

Compact in design, this A/C unit is compatible with all of the popular aftermarket air conditioning systems.

Beautifully crafted, Eddie Motorsports kits  are available in polished or raw finishes, or in a variety of Fusioncoat or anodized colors.

Beautifully crafted, Eddie Motorsports kits are available in seven custom finishes: polished or natural aluminum, or in a variety of Fusioncoat or anodized colors. With a large inventory Eddie Motorsports will likely ship most kits same day.

Source:

Eddie Motorsport
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Ph: 888-813-1293 United States toll free
Ph: 909-581-7398 Local and International
www.eddiemotorsports.com

 

 

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