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Tech Talk: "What's the difference?" - Serpentine Belts vs V-Belts

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Tech Talk: "What's the difference?" - Serpentine Belts vs V-Belts

When dealing with restoration projects, one of the first questions that comes to mind (at least when considering your front engine drive system) is: "Am I running a v-belt? Or am I going all in on a multi-rib serpentine belt??" Well, we're happy to shed some light on this, as this question often can be the start of a hot rod project gone right--or HORRIBLY WRONG...  V-belt brackets and pulleys are often considered to be the good economic solution: often times being the pulleys you can mounted on an old motor you find at any junkyard shop (sure, they might be...

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Tech Talk: All American Billet - The Patriotic Look

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Tech Talk: All American Billet - The Patriotic Look

     All American Billet is a manufacturing partner that we at Billet Kings take great pride in having and working with! Their unique style in their billet pulleys and billet parts, as well their solid, singular, or almost singular brackets that come with their serpentine drive kits, are aesthetically different than our other manufacturing partners. What a way to kick off Veterans Day, 2020!      This of course, does not mean that they cut corners! All American Billet ; like all of our manufacturers are REQUIRED to IF they want to work with us here at Billet Kings,...

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“All-Inclusive” Serpentine Kits VS. “Brackets & Pulleys” Serpentine Kits

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  When it comes to your ride, are the hot rods you see at all the big car shows like Good Guys and SEMA, you notice that one of the best project cars you see at the shows always have their hood up. And upon closer look, you see the front of the engine, usually with the polished shine, or an all-black finish (this seems to be the more popular option these days).  The brackets and pulleys on the front-end of the engine vary depending on the make, model, era of the model, and of course, the taste of the...

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Tech Talk | "What's the Difference?": All American Billet

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Tech Talk | "What's the Difference?": All American Billet

      As season time comes to a close, we hope you had a happy holiday, everybody is getting back to their shops and garages, working on your classics and drivers. We here at Billet Kings, are here to shed more light on Serpentine Kits: asking ‘what’s the difference’ between different manufacturers that make, basically, the same type of machine. The only difference really is the style!      Now, it’s pretty common knowledge that some components that come in these all-inclusive serpentine belt systems are made (and shared) aftermarket. For example, A/C Compressors that come with a serpentine kit...

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Tech Talk | An Independence Day Message from Billet Kings

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Tech Talk | An Independence Day Message from Billet Kings

As we close in on July 4th 2019, its come to our attention here at Billet Kings, just how grateful we are to have this wonderful country to live and to serve. We first want to take a moment to thank those with active service in our military, as well as those who have served and now have the honor of calling themselves ‘Veterans’. We also salute those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve this proud and free country known as the United States of America. A similar pride that we have for our military serving this country is...

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