SEMA 2019: Getting Timing Right With Gear Drives From Milodon

Camshaft timing is something every enthusiast hopefully understands. Get it wrong, and the results can be catastrophic. Get it right, and your engine will perform to the best of its ability. Not only is the proper engine timing crucial, but having a handle on it when the controlled explosion occurs in a cylinder is as paramount to power building as the compression ratio.

When it comes to keeping an engine in time, Milodon has many ways to do it. One of those ways is with a gear drive. The main advantage of using a gear drive is it provides a rigid link between the crankshaft and camshaft. Valve and ignition timing won’t change once the system is installed because there is no chain stretch. This eliminates variations in cam and ignition timing as well as any worries about timing changes over time.

Milodon employs what is called a fixed-idler gear drive, which mechanically links the crankshaft and camshaft with a trio of straight-cut gears (drive gear on the crankshaft, driven gear on the camshaft, and an idler gear in between to link them together). All of its gear drives are made in the USA!

When using the Milodon gear drive, cam timing can be changed easily and accurately. It’s also nice the camshaft can be accessed for handy cam changes. The bottom line is the three-gear fixed-idler system provides an unwavering connection between the crankshaft and camshaft.

If you’re finally ready to get rock-solid camshaft timing from your hot engine, then it’s time for you to check out Milodon.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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