[Healeys] BN2 Fan Belt

Bob Spidell 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
> Cc:
> 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.
>     https://www.biedlers-belts.com/gates-b45-belt.html
>     <https://www.biedlers-belts.com/gates-b45-belt.html>
>     M
>     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
>             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>
>                 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.
>                 bs

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