<VV> Fan Belt Physics

Ron ronh at owt.com
Mon Jul 1 19:51:36 EDT 2013

Is there any slippage that anyone has ever documented or is it just another 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill & Chris Strickland" <lechevrier at q.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Fan Belt Physics

>> Belt is too tight!  When the engine is COLD...using your HAND ONLY pull 
>> back on the idler/ tensioner pulley..   lock it and leave it..
>> You should be able to slip the alternator fan with a finger...
> Well, that is one opinion and it seems to work for lotsa folk, but it is
> not the only opinion.  I don't like the idea that I could be loosing a
> lot of cooling air in an already inefficient system by fan belt slippage
> due to the belt being too loose.
> Fan belts are now made a lot tougher than they were in the sixties -- 
> use good ($$$) belts!
> Bill Strickland
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