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Well, I found my source of the dreaded belt crickets. The harmonic dampener has got to weebling and wobbling.

I'm sure the crocks I bought the car from are not going to replace it. I don't know that I'd want their hands on my car anyway.

I did a little searching and found several dampeners under $200.
Most are underdrive type.
I was going to replace the belts with Gatorbacks anyway.

Any thoughts and best brand or pitfalls to going underdrive?

I'm not interested is buying one of the $450 dampeners though they look cool.;)
 

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I went with an ATI super damper. Pricey yes, but bring the rpms up and the engine is nearly motionless. Good product.
 

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We have always used ASP pulleys, they are under driven as well. You used to be able to get them in 20 or 25% under driven. They are one of the more expensive pulleys @ $250 but are well worth it. If you do choose to use an under driven set up. You will need to replace, your crank bolt (get from dealer), you will also need 2 new belts.
 

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I went with a BBK.
It's 25% underdriven.
We'll have to see how it does.
My main concerns are the water pump and alternator.
I can just replace those pulleys if there is a problem.

I bought an ARP bolt and new main seal.

I'll probably take pictures and document the swap process.

Since the pulley does have timing marks, I'll probably find TDC and make some sort of timing indicator mark. I guess it depends on how long it takes and if I feel like going through the process of rigging up an indicator.
This is how I normally do it:
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I insert the shaft through #1 spark plug hole and the wheel rides on top of the piston.
 
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