Reichard Ultra Grip Pulleys

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It seems with the FPS kit, from the pics I have seen of them, you can wrap the belt almost the whole way around the pulley.
 

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ghostrider said:
It seems with the FPS kit, from the pics I have seen of them, you can wrap the belt almost the whole way around the pulley.
Yep - hence why I noted in my previous post that, especially with a wee bit of modification to the original design, you can achieve "virtually zero belt slippage" with an FPS shaft-driven kit. Here's a few so-so pics of Ben Bentley's '93 ATX with an old "modified" kit:

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FWIW, Ben has noted to me that once he worked out the initial bugs with the original design, he was able to enjoy many thousands of trouble-free miles (without any need to tighten the belt) from the entire kit. Moreover, after talking at length with him about his own kit and the modifications he made, I feel confident in implementing a similar design on my own '95 ATX when the time (finally) comes.

That said, I think I'm digressing a bit from the main topic of this thread, so I'll shuddap ... ;)
 

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UPDATE - Time Limited

I just got off the phone with Josh at Reichard Racing. He said for anyone interested in a correct cut pulley to give him a call at 1-410-610-5567. He will take down your shipping information and what size pulley you want. The price will be determined by the total number of pulleys ordered. They will be machining new pulleys very soon. He told me to call him on Thursday to follow-up. So I "assume" they will be making them early next week.

So now is your chance ..... :thumb:
 

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sho_sc said:
I just got off the phone with Josh at Reichard Racing. He said for anyone interested in a correct cut pulley to give him a call at 1-410-610-5567. He will take down your shipping information and what size pulley you want. The price will be determined by the total number of pulleys ordered. They will be machining new pulleys very soon. He told me to call him on Thursday to follow-up. So I "assume" they will be making them early next week.

So now is your chance ..... :thumb:


what are the pulleys sizes vs. psi rated at?
 

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With a 3.4" I was seeing about 10psi at 8000rpm.
I'm going to a 3.1" with an aftercooler and shooting for 14 psi at 7500rpm. Just to give a couple of round numbers.

Edit: Had to leave a voice mail for Josh, got no answer.
 
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twr said:
With a 3.4" I was see about 10psi at 8000rpm.
I'm going to a 3.1" with an aftercooler and shooting for 14 psi at 7500rpm. Just to give a couple of round numbers.

Edit: Had to leave a voice mail for Josh, got no answer.


i am trying to obtain for the smaller safest pulley i can get, without compromising my set up, i don't have the aftercooler yet but i don't want to have to buy another pulley later, once i get it, so may as well get it now.

i am trying to stay above or around 15 psi or more??

A lot of the current forum members here seams to have a different pulley size knowlege, right now, i took a ruler and measure my pulley on the supercharger and i believed to be aproximetely a 3.5 pulley or so, i seen very while sizes which include, but does not limited some of this:

3.1 ?
3.12 ?
3.125 ?
3.25 ?
3.33 ?
3.48 wich i believe to be the one i have?

so i guess i am going to ask for 3.0 or so???

what do you think of this Terry?
 

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I'd say 3.0" would be it. But don't quote me. I think Ransom has a 3.0" with an aftercooler and is seeing 16psi at 7400rpm.
 

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twr said:
I'd say 3.0" would be it. But don't quote me. I think Ransom has a 3.0" with an aftercooler and is seeing 16psi at 7400rpm.


cool, thanks.
I call Josh up from Reichard racing, and it seems he had two people on the list, one for a 2.8 and the other for a 3.1 so since i only like to do this once i went for the 2.8:thumb:

so i think as it stands righ now there are three of us already in, i think we going to need some more to see a price brake:thumb:
 

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Axianator said:
. . . but when properly modified (beyond the original design), the "original version" shaft-driven FPS kit will also yield virtually zero belt slippage. ;)
How about the newer version? And on an MTX?
 

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jeanrw2000 said:
cool, thanks.
I call Josh up from Reichard racing, and it seems he had two people on the list, one for a 2.8 and the other for a 3.1 so since i only like to do this once i went for the 2.8:thumb:

so i think as it stands righ now there are three of us already in, i think we going to need some more to see a price brake:thumb:


I will be calling in today for two more pullies - will make five for the group.

We currently run a 3.4 and have made it up to 12psi on a fresh belt, but it likes to run at about 10psi with slippage. We are still running stock internals, so the 3.1 is tempting, but 2.8 is way more than I want to try for right now.
 

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Makes sense, best I ever saw was 10psi with no slippage at 5500' elevation. I consistantly get 9 psi at 8000rpm.

Edit: Just spoke with Josh, I'm on the list for a 3.1" pulley.
 
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With my Vortech 3.12 pulley, I was seeing 13psi at 6800.
I then got the Reichard pulley 3.10, so I should be seeing 13psi a little bit sooner.

BTW, I did modify by S/C bracket by relocating the idler pulley, which gave me a little bit more wrap around.
 
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Lupo said:
With my Vortech 3.12 pulley, I was seeing 13psi at 6800.
I then got the Reichard pulley 3.10, so I should be seeing 13psi a little bit sooner.

BTW, I did modify by S/C bracket by relocating the idler pulley, which gave me a little bit more wrap around.

Judging by that, I should be right at my target of 15 psi at 7500rpm.... well, there goes my "I'm pretty happy with the power the car is making" statement I made earlier this year :nut:
 
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twr said:
Judging by that, I should be right at 15 psi at 7500rpm.... well, there goes my "I'm pretty happy with the power the car is making" statement I made earlier this year :nut:

With 2.8, you should be seeing at least 15psi, and probably more.

I just called Josh at Reichard, and as of now we have a total of 5 orders:

3 for 2.8
2 for 3.10
 

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If you want to figure out your impeller speed you can go here:
http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/support/impspeedv-2.html

The SHO Crank Pulley is 5.87"

S-Trim Max Speed is 53K
T-Trim Max Speed is 55K

The catch is that your pulley will slip and you can "disclaimer here" briefly over spin the blower without damage as long as it's "brief" and within reason. I wouldn't be spinning a T-Trim at 60K ... 5% is probably "o.k." .... I personally wouldn't do a 2.8" on a S-Trim and run the engine at 7700 rpm on the track ....
 

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sho_sc said:
If you want to figure out your impeller speed you can go here:
http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/support/impspeedv-2.html

The SHO Crank Pulley is 5.87"

S-Trim Max Speed is 53K
T-Trim Max Speed is 55K

The catch is that your pulley will slip and you can "disclaimer here" briefly over spin the blower without damage as long as it's "brief" and within reason. I wouldn't be spinning a T-Trim at 60K ... 5% is probably "o.k." .... I personally wouldn't do a 2.8" on a S-Trim and run the engine at 7700 rpm on the track ....


I'm planning on 3.10" with a 7500rpm rev limit. If I'm at 14 or 15... I'll be okay with that... :biggrin:
 

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Lupo said:
I just called Josh at Reichard, and as of now we have a total of 5 orders:

3 for 2.8
2 for 3.10

Add two more to the list 3.4 & 3.2 (I called Josh right after you got off the phone with him)

- Mike
 

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I was under the impression that the

9 lb kit was the 3.6"
12 lb kit was the 3.4"
15 lb kit was the 3.1"

This information comes from a weak memory

- Mike
 
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