<VV> Corvair fan belts.

corvairduval at cox.net corvairduval at cox.net
Tue Jan 5 14:20:02 EST 2016

When our club participated in the local Christmas parade, a member broke a fan belt at the starting position. A fellow member offered his spare, and I could not get it on the pulleys. An off brand, but both the cardboard package and the belt part numbers indicated a 56" belt (I did not note the width). Another member offered his spare. Same packaging, same part number, same number on belt. Yes, that one slid right on like a 56" belt should. Maybe a production error, maybe a long time in storage problem, i do not know.

Frank DuVal

---- Jerry Brown via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote: 
> 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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