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Author Topic:   BELTS
MIKET
Member
posted April 01, 2000 04:51 PM

HELP!--I keep throwing belts---I had this problem last year too-----I run an
alternator & ps.
on a hobby stock-----the first time out I threw the PS belt which in turn took out
the
alternato
belt--one of the two grooves on the ps. was not in line with its counter parts,I
solved that
problem
I went to the other groove and the belt stayed on the next time out. But then I
threw the
alt. belt
on the second time out.

Over the winter I replaced all the pulleys with a match set off of another engine
from a
street car
Keep in mind that I run IMCA hobby stock so I dont have many options when it
comes to
pulleys.
When I idle the car up to about 4 k rpm's and higher the alternator belt starts
dancing
between the crank pulley
and the alternator.I maybe answering my own problem here, but I've noticed that
the
waterpump pulleys have a
little run out (not a whole lot) as you spin it with out belts no matter which set of
pulleys
are on it.
Could this be the problem,could the mounting surface on the water pump its self
be warped
enough to throw the belts
in a higher rpm situation??

Thanks,Mike

ps.Don't tell me to loose the alternator-it's not happening

jammin
Administrator
posted April 20, 2000 11:32 PM
The belts are rubber banding on you. Try Dayco Top Cogs, they work and will not do that stretch thing. I hope this helps.


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