[Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt

Michael Oritt michael.oritt at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 11:35:33 MDT 2021


Attached find a photo of what little of the "Belt Buddy" which is visible
from above the big alternator I have mounted.  Installing the adjuster will
require your either loosening or temporarily dismounting your
generator/alternator but once you have things in place belt tensioning is a
piece of cake.  You'll no longer have to lever out the generator with a big
screw driver or the like, putting the mounting bolts in shear--merely put a
socket or ratcheting wrench on the bolt head which projects from the blue
piece and crank away.

Best--Michael Oritt

On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 11:55 AM Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

> Hmmmmm ... looks like a good idea, got any photos of it installed (not a
> lot of wiggle room between pulleys)?
> On 10/17/2021 8:04 AM, Michael Oritt wrote:
> Bob--
> After you get the proper fan belt consider installing one of these:
> https://www.amazon.com/Balmar-Belt-Buddy-Universal-Adjustment/dp/B00TUNIALY
> The initial installation of the unit is a bit intense but once you have it
> in place tensioning the belt is a piece of cake.
> Best--Michael Oritt
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 10:06 AM Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I'm going to return it, with '8x10 colored glossy photographs.'
>> On 10/17/2021 6:43 AM, 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> <bspidell at comcast.net>
>> To: Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net> <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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