Phil said, "We also used
> an undersize pulley so it didn't run as fast. During competition you rarely
> use all the lights simultaneously."
This to me, implied that they did something to make it run slower...hence I
thought they put a smaller pulley on the crank...
And I couldn't picture a smaller pulley on our generators.... (it's already
small and unless you changed to a smaller belt, I doubt the belt could handle
I've always been confused by this... It would seem to me... that the amount of
drag on the motor caused by a generator running normally or slower would be a
somewhat minimal improvement... and I'd rather have confidence that my battery
is going to remain charged... (while idling in the pits, at the start, etc..)
than to have a tiny climb in available horsepower...
It made sense to me to buy a belt conversion from TriumphTune... that enables
you to use the smaller modern type belt with a smaller pulley on the
generator.... hence less drag, and a faster running generator (red light is
less likely to come on!)...
but I'll admit to some confusion here.... what was meant by Phil's comment?
Tony Rhodes wrote:
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> >Why build up the generator and then make a smaller pulley? Seems like
> defeating some of your efforts?
> I would understand keeping the generator stock and putting a smaller pulley
> if you're just vintage racing with, at most, headlamps, etc... but it
> make sense to me for a full rally car driving through harsh conditions at
> - --Justin
> Justin, a smaller pulley will give MORE rpms and thereby give more
> power output. AFAIK....