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how tight to make belts
Posted 14 October 2003 - 06:57 AM
But, it seems one could easily overtighten them...anyoner have a feel for it?
Posted 14 October 2003 - 07:51 AM
'Course back then Fuji Heavy Industries was still digging out from the rubble left by B-29s, so who knows now!
Posted 14 October 2003 - 12:00 PM
But put more than a little pressure on the finger...
Posted 14 October 2003 - 07:50 PM
Midway between the alternator and crank pulley on the power-steering belt.
New Belt deflection: .27-.35 inches
Old/Used Belt Deflection: .35-.43 inches
For the other belt--Apply 22 pounds of pressure to the following point: Midway between the Airconditioning and the crank pulley on the airconditioning belt.
New Belt deflection: .29-.33 inches
Old/Used Belt Deflection: .33-.39 inches
Source: Alldata Automotive Repair Manual on CD-Rom
How do you apply exactly 22 pounds? I don't know.
Posted 14 October 2003 - 08:21 PM
Maybe put the car on its side and put a lead weight on the belt...
Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:13 AM
Them ol' pepper tree mechanics wuz smart.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:58 AM
Them ol' pepper tree mechanics wuz smart
I've heard of shade tree mechanics (and consider myself to be one) but never of «pepper tree» mechanics.
From where does that expression originates?
Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:12 AM
The best pepper tree machanics were always the old Mexicans.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:10 AM
What I have seen with belts that is more of a problem is universal types that are just a bit thinner than stock that don't run correctly in the pulleys.
Now of course we have serpentine blts that cause tensioner problems and cost more to rectify than some of my first cars.
I just push down on the belt for deflection and if it squeaks I tighten a bit more.
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