<VV> BELT TENSION KITS
Fri, 20 Aug 2004 15:15:38 -0400
I have a belt tension kit in my garage, but I don't think it would work on my Corvair. It doesn't have a long reach and it looks like it was designed for in-line or "V" engines where the belts revolve around the water-pump and "front of the engine" pulleys.
I've had the tensioner for a while but I haven't used it. I think it came with a lot of mechanics tools I bought at a garage sale. I'm new to Corvairs but I changed the fan belt and tightened it without a problem. The tensioner would work on my Chevy II (straight six)or Caprice (V8). I've changed the Chevy II fan belt (one belt, no power steering) and didn't need the tensioner. I haven't changed belts on the Caprice yet.