[Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt

gradea1 at charter.net gradea1 at charter.net
Sun Oct 17 11:48:01 MDT 2021

What's wrong with the original belt? Seems,if properly adjusted, works
just fine. It's available from AH Spares for $16.50 and is a Midway
B4317X (shown here). The only downside is if you wish to concours your
car, the writing on the belt may lose you a point. Hank

	-----------------------------------------From: "Bob Spidell" 
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Sent: Sunday October 17 2021 10:24:30AM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt

 Can't find Ferodo V161; closest I found is VS1016 (cogged).

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. 
[1]https://www.biedlers-belts.com/gates-b45-belt.html [2]


 On Sun., Oct. 17, 2021, 10:16 a.m. David P via Healeys,  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 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 
 To: Healeys 
 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.


[1] https://www.biedlers-belts.com/gates-b45-belt.html
[2] https://www.biedlers-belts.com/gates-b45-belt.html

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