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    Speed Belt- What Drivers?

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    • Member since
      May 2010
    • From: Estherville
    Speed Belt- What Drivers?
    Posted by enerson747 on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:38 PM

    I am working on putting a new speed belt on my laydown. What do people run for drivers??? I would like to use aluminum drivers but it looks like they will run right on my stud backing plates on the one side of the driver.

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    • Member since
      November 2005
    • From: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Posted by Indy 650 on Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:35 PM

    If you are talking a wahl camoplast speed run carpet track, you may have to offset your plates between the lugs so they wI'll not bind on the drivers. On my plastic 10 tooth drivers, I had to grind them some, so they would not bind with the wear plates. My track had the holes drilled for the plates when I bought the track and they were centered between the drive lugs. I have since found out that if the plates are offset, it will prevent the binding with the drivers.

    • Member since
      October 2005
    • From: Race Central
    Posted by Iceman 700 on Friday, October 17, 2014 6:07 AM

    What brand speed track?

      ISR-  There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness" Living life in the fast lane....1000 feet at a time.

    • Member since
      May 2010
    • From: Estherville
    Posted by enerson747 on Friday, October 17, 2014 9:20 AM

    Its a camoplast belt, 13x121. I might have to chuck the drivers up in the lathe and take some off that one side but that doesnt seem like the right thing to do either. I attached some pictures but maybe im missing something here.

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    • Member since
      May 2010
    • From: Estherville
    Posted by enerson747 on Friday, October 17, 2014 9:23 AM

    Indy 650

    If you are talking a wahl camoplast speed run carpet track, you may have to offset your plates between the lugs so they wI'll not bind on the drivers. On my plastic 10 tooth drivers, I had to grind them some, so they would not bind with the wear plates. My track had the holes drilled for the plates when I bought the track and they were centered between the drive lugs. I have since found out that if the plates are offset, it will prevent the binding with the drivers.

     

     

    Sounds like thats my situation. I hate to make more holes in this track.

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    • Member since
      November 2005
    • From: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Posted by Indy 650 on Friday, October 17, 2014 3:22 PM

    If the holes are already drilled, then you are kind if screwed. Although, I believe that someone told me on one of the forums in the past that pro line could make a set of aluminum drivers that would eliminate the binding.

    • Member since
      October 2005
    • From: Race Central
    Posted by Iceman 700 on Friday, October 17, 2014 5:58 PM

    I believe the c to c on stud holes should be 2 1/4. Some of the wahls I have done are like 3 which is too far. I am pretty sure it is the stud heads that are hitting. Do not grind on drivers, it can weaken them. Grind the stud heads down if you have a lathe.

      ISR-  There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness" Living life in the fast lane....1000 feet at a time.

    • Member since
      November 2011
    Posted by StayFrosty on Sunday, November 16, 2014 8:14 PM

    Indy 650

    If you are talking a wahl camoplast speed run carpet track, you may have to offset your plates between the lugs so they wI'll not bind on the drivers. On my plastic 10 tooth drivers, I had to grind them some, so they would not bind with the wear plates. My track had the holes drilled for the plates when I bought the track and they were centered between the drive lugs. I have since found out that if the plates are offset, it will prevent the binding with the drivers.

     

    How are you offsetting the plates? You mean wedged up to the lug? There's really only one place they can go in terms of side to side.

    • Member since
      May 2010
    • From: Estherville
    Posted by enerson747 on Monday, November 24, 2014 6:11 PM

    StayFrosty
     
    Indy 650

    If you are talking a wahl camoplast speed run carpet track, you may have to offset your plates between the lugs so they wI'll not bind on the drivers. On my plastic 10 tooth drivers, I had to grind them some, so they would not bind with the wear plates. My track had the holes drilled for the plates when I bought the track and they were centered between the drive lugs. I have since found out that if the plates are offset, it will prevent the binding with the drivers.

     

     

     

    How are you offsetting the plates? You mean wedged up to the lug? There's really only one place they can go in terms of side to side.

     

     

    agreed. side to side you have one option. and if you side them to the back it may work while you are under power but as soon as you try to brake they will ride up on the stud and backing plate. what im doing is taking just enough material off the radius of half of the wheel to have clearance on that side so it does not bind.

    the ony issue i see with this is not getting one side of the drive down to the base of the cog but we ar talking about less than .200

    ish RACING

    • Member since
      November 2005
    • From: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Posted by Indy 650 on Monday, November 24, 2014 7:34 PM
    I did the same by taking off a liitle on the drivers and have had no problems

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