Reichard Ultra Grip Pulleys

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SEE MY POST BELOW #23


Howdy Y'all,

I've been in contact with Reichard Racing http://www.reichardracing.com/index.php about their Ultra Grip Pullies, specifically their design. We are now confirming that the pulley groves are cut in the wrong direction for our cars. They are willing on their next batch to cut some for the blower SHO crowd that would be the correct design for a reverse mounted CCW Vortech. But to keep the prices down, they have recommended at least 5 to be in the batch. I believe that different size pullies can be cut at once. I know that I want one ...

If you would like more information, just PM me.
 
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Yep, they sure are. When I called them last year, they told me it would still work... quess they changed their minds. I'll be needing a new one as the boost will be going up by a few pounds :evilgrin:
 

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PM sent. Thanks for getting the heads up!

I just looked at a picture of my pulley, and you are right! I guess I never thought about it. The Vortech spins counter clockwise, but the cuts are angled slightly to the left (if you were facing the front of the pulley). They should be angled slightly to the right for our application.
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Good eye.
 
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Looks like Kurt and I will each be needing one. This makes me pretty upset, as I intentionally talked to Reichard about the direction of the supercharger and the fact that we mount the pullies backwards on the SHO. Moreover, I found a different offset on the back side between Kurt's pulley and Karen's pulley. Since Reichard will be making a special run, do you think he could make sure that the pulleys are all the correct dimension on BOTH sides of the pulley. Since we mount them backwards it is critical (not a big deal if you mount them like a Mustang). We have eaten untold numbers of belts and I have a heck of a time getting the alignment since both pullies are different.

RANT RANT RANT The more I think about this the madder I get.

Thanks for bringing it up though, and keep us in the loop for this limited group buy.

- Mike
 

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I've sent several of you *** on this, but I do need to clarify a couple of things.

1) TexanTony is the one that brought my attention to the "wrong way cut" grooves. However, from my understanding, the grooves primary job is to relieve trapped air pressure from the spinning belt. Secondary job is to "grab" the belt to help with the miniumal slip. A wrong cut groove belt works, but not as well as it could.

2) I will keep on Reichard and "bird dog" this project to try and ensure it's done right this time around.
 

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sho_sc said:
However, from my understanding, the grooves primary job is to relieve trapped air pressure from the spinning belt. Secondary job is to "grab" the belt to help with the miniumal slip. A wrong cut groove belt works, but not as well as it could.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Also, to be fair, part of it was my fault, I did not specify that I had a Vortech with a pulley that spins counter clockwise. I didn't know that the channels cut in the pulley were angled a bit for clockwise spin. I don't think they even had any made for that application.
But hey, now we know, and they know, and if they are willing to machine some pulleys for us, then that's great.

Thanks to both Tony and Ransom, we can solve this problem, which is better than not solving it at all.
 
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jeanrw2000 said:
im interesting as well on a pulley what prices are we looking at per pulley size?

Jean.

Not cheap, I'd say somewhere in the 120-160 range, but when you have been screwing around with a normal pulley, getting belt slip, and always trying to tighten the bejeezus out of it, it gets old. I'd say it's worth it. The pulley also has a very nice lip around it, making it harder to throw the belt.
 

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Lupo said:
Not cheap, I'd say somewhere in the 120-160 range, but when you have been screwing around with a normal pulley, getting belt slip, and always trying to tighten the bejeezus out of it, it gets old. I'd say it's worth it. The pulley also has a very nice lip around it, making it harder to throw the belt.


i like that i like that:thumb:
 

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Lupo said:
Not cheap, I'd say somewhere in the 120-160 range, but when you have been screwing around with a normal pulley, getting belt slip, and always trying to tighten the bejeezus out of it, it gets old. I'd say it's worth it. The pulley also has a very nice lip around it, making it harder to throw the belt.

and what is even worse is the wear on #1 main and the wear on the S/C bearings. It ain't fun having a S/C bearing go out when you are 600 miles from home and you don't have any tools handy.
 

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I called Josh at Reichard today and he said the price will be between $155-170 depending on how many people are in. He also basically said it's up to us to organize this and get back to him with the results.
 

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SHO92 said:
Is the same pulley needed for the FPS blower setup as the SHO SHOP one?
Not only are Kelvin and Terry correct about the FPS kit not needing one of these super-duper Reichard pullies, but when properly modified (beyond the original design), the "original version" shaft-driven FPS kit will also yield virtually zero belt slippage. ;)
 

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