View Full Version : Source for cheap/second-hand ribbed transmission belts

31-01-2010, 11:08 PM
Looking for a 2 - 3 foot long transmisson belt, about 1" or so wide, the sort that has 3 or 5 ribs along the length of the belt. Second-hand, as long as not fraying, would do! These are often used as fan/alternator/accessory belts on larger trucks.

03-02-2010, 08:43 PM
Are you still looking for belts? i've got all sorts of belts the workshop

03-02-2010, 09:11 PM
yes, i need to replce the leather one on the lathe. the sort I am looking for are like VW fanbelts...5 or 6 ribs about 5mm deep

04-02-2010, 12:47 AM
Ok I'll have a look tommorow if I get chance. Didnt see the bit about the longitidinadal ribs tho.:eek:

I know theres loads of standard of vee belts

04-02-2010, 06:42 PM
I'm afraid I only have 1 in stock:heehee:

Its 14.5mm wide, 5mm thick overall (2.5mm thick min.) and 740mm ish in lenght or 1480 -1500mm cirfumference, it is aslo a bit cracked/ crazed on the inside. If it sounds any good or at least as a stand by then PM your address and I'll send it up, no charge. If its no good you can throw it away for me.:smile:

04-02-2010, 07:43 PM
worth a go...pm sent

04-02-2010, 08:17 PM
Those ribbed belts are normally used on alternators on diesel fords and when I mentioned the crazing to my garage they said they last a long time with the crazing so you may get some life from a crazed belt.

04-02-2010, 08:35 PM
exactly... it doesnt need a new one.. but 15mm wide might prove too narrow...suck it n see time...

05-02-2010, 01:35 AM
I'll post it tommorow (or is that later today?:eek:) hope it works...