[Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Oct 17 11:12:37 MDT 2021

That's what I figured (actually, I tried to convince myself of that 
because I'd already gotten the belt on an tensioned). But, checking into 
it, it seems there are a lot of alternative that may, or may not, be 
better than original. What to do (I don't like the OEM-type belts; I 
suspect there's a reason autos went to thinner belts over the years).

On 10/17/2021 10:05 AM, Michael Salter wrote:
> That's total BS Bob.
> The "cogs" are really just there to eliminate stress in the belt as it 
> curves around pulleys.
> A "V" belt must ride on its side faces without the inside surface 
> bottoming out in any pulley.
> M
> On Sun., Oct. 17, 2021, 12:58 p.m. Bob Spidell, <bspidell at comcast.net 
> <mailto:bspidell at comcast.net>> wrote:
>     It was suggested to me that the cogged belt is /designed /to grab
>     the bottom of the pulley, instead of the sides. This makes some
>     sense, any industrial engineers know the 'theory' on this.
>     One thing is for sure, the cogged belt "don't /look/ 'right,'" at
>     least not compared to original.
>     On 10/17/2021 8:13 AM, Michael Salter wrote:
>>     As I recall the original belt for a 100 is a Ferodo V161.
>>      I have been using a B-45 Gates belts which sit a little lower in
>>     the pulley but don't contact the bottom of the pulley groove.
>>     https://www.biedlers-belts.com/gates-b45-belt.html
>>     <https://www.biedlers-belts.com/gates-b45-belt.html>
>>     M
>>     On Sun., Oct. 17, 2021, 10:16 a.m. David P via Healeys,
>>     <healeys at autox.team.net <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>> wrote:
>>         Gates belts has a belt for industrial equipment (non
>>         automotive) that is an excellent copy of the original.
>>         Unfortunately I don't remember the part number.. (gets worse
>>         with age). I found it googling their web pages.. B1 kinda
>>         rings a bell.. happy hunting.  DP
>>         On 10/17/2021 8:01 AM, Bob Spidell wrote:
>>>         I'm going to return it, with '8x10 colored glossy photographs.'
>>>         On 10/17/2021 6:43 AM, warthodson at aol.com
>>>         <mailto:warthodson at aol.com> wrote:
>>>>         Bob,
>>>>         The way the vendors find out about an issue is if the
>>>>         customer tells them.  You should forward your message to Moss.
>>>>         Gary Hodson
>>>>         -----Original Message-----
>>>>         From: Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net>
>>>>         <mailto:bspidell at comcast.net>
>>>>         To: Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
>>>>         <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>
>>>>         Sent: Sat, Oct 16, 2021 7:52 pm
>>>>         Subject: [Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt
>>>>         I finally got around to fixing my loose water pump pulley
>>>>         and installing a new fan belt. I ordered a 'cogged' belt
>>>>         from Moss--part# 021-966--thinking it might work better
>>>>         than the original slab of rubber. I noticed before
>>>>         installing that it was narrower than the original type that
>>>>         I'd had, which had rotted, but it looked like it would
>>>>         work. Once I started tensioning it however, it was clear it
>>>>         /might /work, but sat too low in the pulleys, and was
>>>>         essentially riding on the bottom of the pulley grooves
>>>>         instead of on the sides (and the angle of the sides of the
>>>>         belt was incorrect). Anyone else tried one of these?
>>>>         I'm shocked, SHOCKED I TELL YA', that a vendor would sell
>>>>         something that could possibly work, but isn't truly correct.
>>>>         bs

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