Supercharger Belt Guard|
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I keep having problems with my cog belts breaking and although I hope my new 50mm belts system and tensioner will solve this I still wanted to protect my hood and ignition from flying cog belts. While at John Haley Motorsports I saw his Blown Alcohol Dragster had a really cool belt guard (required for his racing class) and thought I would see if I could make it work. I called RCD Engineering and ordered the guard without the starter bracket (used for the remote starter to start a dragster engine). When I got the part I found that it was little too wide and the arc was a little wide so a little time was spent with a vise bending the bracket and with a cutoff wheel to trim around 3/4" from the overall width. After this I just had to make a small aluminum spacer to mount the bracket to an existing supercharger mounting hole on the top and build a small standoff for the bottom bolt. It is very rigid, looks great, and should protect my hood and ignition.
Later I will be building a lower guard to help guide the belt and protect my crankshaft from the belt wrapping around and breaking parts. More pictures when that is done.
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