[Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Oct 17 16:09:22 MDT 2021

Thanks, Michael. I'll add it to my list of projects.


On 10/17/2021 10:35 AM, Michael Oritt wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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
>>     <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 <mailto: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
>>         <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
> -- 
> Best--Michael

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