Yeah, I just noticed this new pulley thing on the team orion news spot on the front page.
Heres a quick thought about the new diff pulleys.....personally, I don't give a crap! There, that feels better.
I lost my best run of the day on both Sat. night and Sun. because-once again-that damned pulley fence fell off of the layshaft pulley! Now I know I'm not the only one who has had this problem. Many of us have tried snapping and re-snapping the thing on, glueing, and some even tried welding it in place. People running mod have actually spun the pin inside the pulley(forcing them to switch to the alloy pulley). That leaves them with the bonus of having two pulley fences instead of one....oh' joy! The actual assembly diagram for the layshaft shows the pulley fence with the raised ridge facing inward, but the final assembly diagram shows the ridge facing outward??? Whats the deal with that?
And with all this going on, Schumacher's focus is on the diff pulleys
........excuse me while I go bang my head on a wall................
Dear Schumahcer: How about making 17t and 20t "one piece"(no pulley fences) pulleys. While your at it, why not make them use a longer engagement pin so that mod guys don't spin the hole in the pulley and have to switch to the alluminum pulleys.
I'll be your first customer for these new pulleys!
To me, this car has only one real weak point, and thats the 17t and 20t pulleys. Fortunately, its one thats easily correctable. All Schumacher has to do is listen to common problems people are having, and address them.
Okay, I'm off my soap box......at least until the next time my car gives that horribly familiar slow..slow...crawl to a stop, that I've come to associate with the pulley fence popping off and the rear belt following suit.
Oh' and by the way, it doesn't feel all that great to hear people say "ha, ha, ha.......your belt fell off haaaaa, ha, ha, ha!"