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Greg



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Old Style Fan Belts Reply with quote

Could anyone please tell me if the older style Fan-Belts are still available ie: without the 'Teeth'.
If so, where from as I would like to get one for my 103e Ford Popular.
Many Thanks,
Greg
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Yep, have a look here:- http://www.smallfordspares.co.uk/part.phtml?PartID=195

Check it is the right one!

Cheers

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Dave, this is where I have got a lot of parts lately Very Happy
I thought I'd asked them and they only done 'Toothed' belts, but perhaps I'm thinking of somewhere else!
Idea I shall give them a call tomorrow.
Many Thanks Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the 10hp vans have different size pulleys I think, I remember seeing belts listed for certain year ranges only, so probably won't harm to have details of pulley size to hand when ordering a new belt

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Old Style Fan Belts Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
Could anyone please tell me if the older style Fan-Belts are still available ie: without the 'Teeth'.
If so, where from as I would like to get one for my 103e Ford Popular.
Many Thanks,
Greg


Greg

If you have got an original, take it to any "Power Transmission" or "Bearings" distributor and ask them for a match. They are usually half the price of a classic parts supplier.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried here?

http://www.thepopshop.org.uk/notindex.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loads turn up on Ebay and auto jumbles
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chaps for the replies, I have now sourced one from one of my usual suppliers Embarassed Pop Parts Plus! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A word of caution using NOS fanbelts.
Some of these belts have been lying around for years and as we all know rubber can and does deteriorate after a while.

If you do fit a NOS belt keep a close eye on it as it could break prematurely
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you get new fan belts for yours then? I have found it almost impossible to get even NOS for my 39 16. Some do last longer than others though. Modern cogged ones are only 12mm wide which will just about do but do not last very long.

I thought I had hit luck with an Austin club which had commissioned a run of rare belts for the big Austin 6's but it turned out to be 1" too long and although a different dynamo bracket could have been fitted the dynamo would have been so close to the bonnet side panel any engine movement would have damaged something.

I carry a Brammer belt for emergency now as well as the spare NOS, as you said its an unknown quantity and this could fail.

It has been said (by those selling old belts!) that new belts are too stiff and can damage water pump bearings - they seem too flexible to me.

Any thoughts out there - I would never buy NOS brake rubbers for the same reason even though many are sold all the time (at least the P2 does not need these)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil,

The NOS belts for the P2 are a big problem and has been discussed at great lenghts on the RSR forum.

Surely there must be someone somewhere who could run off a batch of belts......

Anyone?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I know - I started it Laughing

The problem is that there are so many different ones at least 5 for the 100mm 6's used in the 14/16/20's and they were not common sizes either. So which size would be made.

I will look out the ones its does fit for my model Ferodo V132
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 103E 'sit up and beg' pop and have loads of fan belts that I've bought and can't fit - good idea to give length when ordering - even then you may still get a 'wrong en' I do - lol
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phil

You may have some luck trying farm machinery spares suppliers. I can still get new belts for my 48 Vanguard cheaply (as well as engine kits) as there are still heaps of Fergie tractors in use.

Its a long shot but also you could try some of the industrial belt manufactureres as they may be bale to match it up. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips - I am still looking One of Rovers annoying habits that no one model year has identical parts mine just happens to be the rarest

I do not trust NOS at all but some can be good others worse than nothing if it holes the newly recored rad when it breaks on the first trip out.
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