[Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt
bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Oct 17 16:10:57 MDT 2021
I think the 'knock' on big, heavy belts are weight and vibration; note
later cars have thinner belts (but, 3/8" was apparently a bridge too far).
On 10/17/2021 10:48 AM, gradea1 at charter.net wrote:
> 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.
> On Sun., Oct. 17, 2021, 10:16 a.m. David P via Healeys,
> <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
> On 10/17/2021 6:43 AM, warthodson at aol.com wrote:
> 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>
> To: Healeys <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.
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