[Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt

Michael Oritt michael.oritt at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 14:55:54 MDT 2021

I should have mentioned two other things in my earlier post re the Balmar
Belt Buddy:

First, there are actually two parts that can be purchased either together
or separately:  An adjustment arm, which increases the range of that
offered by most "stock" arms including that in our Healeys, and; the
tensioner unit which permits one to increase/decrease belt tension by
tightening a bolt versus having to loosen and lever out the

Secondly, your google search of "Belt Buddy" will probably also show
something to use on* your pants*----actually called a BeltBro--which has
nothing to do with cars.

On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 1:35 PM Michael Oritt <michael.oritt at gmail.com>

> Bob/All--
> 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
> --
> Best--Michael

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