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does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt drive

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:02 pm
by 69472
looking for info on a blue lightning for my 4.3 also I'm rebuilding a stock motor what all should I do to the motor for the belt drive to work best for the motor what ratio?

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:57 pm
by Shippee123
I don't believe you can buy a new one anymore. I haven't seen any for sale used ever. Good luck.

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:58 pm
by deepsea diver
PM , Plumcrazy, he will know if they are still in production or available.

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:25 pm
by Deano
I believe they quit making them before WW moved to Florida.
If I remember correctly I think they were 2.3 ratio.
I think I've only ever seen two for sale used and that is over about 10 or 12 ?? years.
I would be curious to know how many of them they made. :scratch:

As was pointed out . . . Plum would know.

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:11 pm
by Olf Art
They were designed by a gentleman by the name of David Wine. They are in my opinion the most sensible, practical, reliable prop reduction drives ever crafted for a GM small block, and they were available in 2-1 and 2.3-1 reduction. You might try to reach him at (863) 224-3193. If you do, tell him I said 'hello', OK? :thumbleft:

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:19 am
by 69472
thank you I will call also will say hi if I cant get one ill just run it direct drive on a small hull

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:49 am
by Jgamble
I have a whole boat posted for sale with a blue lightning belt drive and 4.3. http://southernairboat.com/wp/southern- ... elow-5000/

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 7:10 am
by happy harold
the price seems right. for less that twice the price of the drive, you get the whole boat.

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:29 pm
by 69472
thanks for help guys but I'm gonna build from bottom up I probably will do a light set up and run dd if I cant find a belt I heard ok things for a 4.3 dd as far as riding and just being in the woods

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 7:00 pm
by Jgamble
10-4 man, the metal works on mine are pretty light and built recently, everything on that boat was built new. Just throwing that out there. Also have just about everything need.

Re: does anyone know the price of a blue lightning belt driv

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:01 am
by Olf Art
Mr. Wine is an engineering genius, and as such often gets distracted by making something more complicated than it needs to be.
In my humble opinion there were only a couple of very small modifications needed to the original Blue Lightning that would make folks throw rocks at the gearboxes.
The last time I was at his home there was a new Lightning drive laying against the wall in his office. Ask him if he still has that one. :)