no one locally here has ever done it, one guy said he thought he could figure it out but that makes me leary. So does anyone know who in central Iowa can setup my new cam and cam gear for double pins, or does anyone on here do it?
I would think any good engine shop could do it. I have had John West Racing Engines in Raleigh,NC do it on my old cam & Carroll Carter did it on my new cam at his shop in Manassaas,VA. The only difficult thing I see to doing it is having some type of "clamp/jig/etc" to hold the cam while drilling. There has to be a shop near you to handle this. I live in the middle of nowhere NC & I haven't had a problem. Good Luck!!
That is pretty much all you have to do. Like I said you just need a fixture to hold the cam square to the mill/drill press. My Danny Bee Belt drive hub was ordered with two dowel holes. Then Carroll Carter at C&C motorsports bolted it on & drilled it.
The Danny Bee hub has the pins exactly 180* opposite. That's the way we like to do them, then all your cam gears or Danny Bee drive hubs will fit all your cams and vice-versa, any of your cams can fit your existing top gear or hub. Therefore I respectfully disagree with the idea of just drilling a second hole through both the gear and the cam at the same time. Odds are you will be "off" one way or another and not be exactly 180* opposite. Therefore they become "dedicated" to each other.
In addition to Jet Boat Bob and the other shops mentioned above, Wayne James and David Willingham can both do it. Those three guys have fixtures. Just UPS your cam and gear/hub to any of those guys.
Charlie is correct , in that , we try to have the 2nd pin where if/when a Bee drive is used the hub would go on the cam . If one wanted to stay with a timing chain and did not care where the pin went it would be an easy deal .