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light weight crank pulley

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by typesiracing, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. typesiracing

    typesiracing Senior Member

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    I know lightweight crank pulleys exist, however, they still have spots for accessory belts. Does anyone know if there is a crank pulley with only one spot on it for the alternator belt.
     
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    Nope its gonna be at factory specs. just buy one take it to the machine shop and have them eliminate the un used ribs.BUT!!!!!!!!!!! i don't know if that will effect the damping factor, unbalaced crankshaft is not worth the extra 1 or 2 hp you MIGHT get.
     
  3. civicious

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    unorthodox makes one.

    they're all over ebay.
     
  4. typesiracing

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    thats what i was thinking of doing but i guess you are right about the gains......what's damping factor
     
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    Damping factor was kinda of a term I just made up but what I ment is that the harmonic dampers ( crank pullies) do double duty 1 help keep the crankshaft balanced and 2 spinnng the accesrories. The clearance betwwen most of these honda bearings is .002" and if and un balacned crank pully makes the crank "push" on the those bearing it could force the sheet of oil that the crank rides on out there for the bearing will touch the crank nicking it maring it and then bearing faliure will occur plus drag which will make you eninge spin slow and lose power but if you spin the bearing you won't even havce to worry about the power loss bause you got a bad bottom end on you hands to rebuild. That is the reason new or rebuilt engines have to be primed or you will have dry bearings.
     
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    The stock pulley has a "pulse dampener" which blances out harmonic frequencies in the crankshaft.

    The pulse dampner is a highly compressed rubber section between the AC ribs and the Alternator ribs. So if you do get ribs shaved off, make sure you leave enough of the AC rib to leave the rubber in place.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    N-1 pulleys have only one spot for a belt, and the are lightened.
     
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    yeah civic type r crank pulley is alternator only. i see them for $64.99 on ebay every day. designed by honda.
     
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    The N1 crank pulley does not have a pulse dampener.
     
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    cool thanks for all the help guys.....type r sound like the way to go
     
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    or you can just machine your current crank pulley, and get it balanced so that it only has one area for your alternator pulley, plus it would get the dampener.


    just an idea, and you woundn't have to buy the extra belt that you should get with the ctr pulley.
     
  12. StyleTEG

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    No, because like I said it still does NOT have a pulse dampener. If you are going to run a pulley with out a pulse dampener, you might as well get the unorthadox since its lighter.

    The pulse dampener is compressed rubber between the PS and the Alternator rib. If you were to machine off the other two ribs you would have to leave enough of the rib on the AC to keep the rubber in tackt.
     
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    yeah 'cause i'm sure honda didn't put any research & design into the civic type-r b16b engine. :roll:
     
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    Sigh, again..

    just because honda made one peice for the CTR engine, doesn't mean its what you should run on your daily driver.



    People fall under this false safety that if honda made it for the CTR, it has to be fine for my USDM B16.

    If you want, I can show you pictures of what happened to someones new barings after very little miles, running with out a harmonic balancer.

    You can do what you want with your cars, but I would rather understand a parts effect on longevitty than blindly follow "honda made it so it be da good" :roll:
     
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    i read all those words on the last post, including the bulky quote.
    it said nothing.
    the honda ctr pulley was designed for a daily driver.
    the car is called a civic type-r.

    i guess the aftermarket companies always know better... :roll: :roll:
     
  16. StyleTEG

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    The N1 pulley is a race peice, hence the term "N1"

    The bulky quote was Larry from Energy Dynamics. How did it not say something? It decribed what happens in an internal combustion engines and how the shock pulses effecting the rotational/recipricating mass.

    My point is that the N1 pulley doesn't have a harmonic balancer. Most aftermarket ones don't either. If you read all about the effects of running with out a harmonic balancer, why not just get the lightest one available? Of cource the smart thing to do would to run a pulley WITH a harmonic balancer.

    An alluminum hub is an alluminum hub. The only thing the aftermarket company could screw up is the timming marks.



    Check out some of these discussions on harmonic balancers

    Link 1

    Link 2



    link 3
     
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    i guess i just dont know but all i read is a shit load of words from all of you harmonic balancer and all sorts of stuff i guess i just see it as less stress on the crank to turn the pulley is better more power so i dont know id get the one from unorthodox
     
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    styleteg is right. The N1 peice did not actually come stock on the CTR's, they were an aftermarket peice from honda that is made for a race engine that gets rebuilt after every race. The CTR did not come with the N1 pulley from the factory. It is like you going to SVT and buying parts that are on the Nascar engine. I am sure that you will see some positive affects if you throw that on your mustang, but nascar engines are ment to last 503 miles. If they blow after that, who gives a shit. Honda's n1 cars are designed the same way. They are ment to last 12 or 24 hours (how ever long the endrus are) then if they blow after that, who cares. They are trying to win a race where ever little ounce count. They are not trying to make there engine last to 300k miles.

    I have seen and heard many stories of people spinning bearings after just a few thousand miles after they install an aftermarket pulley.

    And for the person who said "oh, I see lots of word" yes because that is called a proper responce, instead of just saying "werd" or sure do it, its cool. You asked for advise, now you dont like the idea that ebay products are wrong, so now your just pissing and moaning. This, like all forums are not designed for the Illiterate, it is not like superstreet "tuner mags" that have more pictures then words. Styleteg gave you a responce that is 100% true, and is good advise, however, you try and play dumb because he offered advice that goes against what you want. There is a reason why all cars today have a harmonic ballancer from the factory.
     
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    i am man enough to admit when i am wrong and this is one of those times.
    the harmonic balancer is important.
    isn't there a pulley that is available for purchase that does include the harmonic balancer but doesn't power anything except the alternator?
     
  20. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    he's right.

    the CTR pulley is NOT the CTR n1 pulley.

    the n1 was optional or some shit.. the ctr has power steering, and most likely had a/c as an option.

    keep the stock pulley. the gain you'd get of switching is so minimal anyway. there's better ways to make horsepower.
     
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