<VV> Corvair fan belts.

BobHelt at aol.com BobHelt at aol.com
Tue Jan 5 13:25:51 EST 2016

It's just my opinion but I've found two conditions regarding Corvair fan  
belts that in-effect make them too small to properly fit. The first is trying 
to  use a 7/16" wide belt, 56" length. The Corvair 3/8" belt X 56" does fit 
 correctly.  But the wider belt sits higher in the pulleys and will appear  
to be too short.  The second condition might be an old belt that has been  
subjected to lengthly storage at high summer temperatures. This happened to 
me  in Phoenix trying to use several dealer supplied belts (years ago).
Bob Helt
In a message dated 1/5/2016 11:14:34 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
virtualvairs at corvair.org writes:

Many  times I've purchased a fan belt and found out it was to small.  Now I 
 measure them at the store and make sure they are the right size. Most 
stores  have a tool to measure the belt. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've been 
told  that you need a 56 inch belt. The last one I bought from Advance store 
near  Myrtle Beach was too small.  We made it work but the idler pulley was 
 almost all the way down to the turkey roaster.  It was 9 PM and we had to  
make do. He is still running it.  Belt manufactures have made a lot of  
changes and don't notify the public, like downgrading the belt composition.  
Trial and error appears to come into play sometimes.  Jerry  Brown
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