yeah so i got the whole thing together. the variator, the clutch pulley, got everything timed and running great. everything installed and guess what, the variotop doesnt bang the pulley. its actually smaller than the stock variator.
anyways, it was smooth as silk. little slow off the line but nothing a little variator weight tuning couldnt fix. when she was on baby she RAN! SO SMOOTH! right up until i seized. it just happened so im going to let her cool off a bit before seeing what happened. cross your fingers and say a prayer for me guys.