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Offline Mosey

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Drive Belts
« on: December 28, 2012, 12:24:55 AM »
What do you use for a drive belt on little engines?
(Silver Bullet has a belt that runs over 3 pulleys)

Offline Don1966

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Re: Drive Belts
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 12:35:03 AM »
Mosey look for Bond-a-Band polyurethane belts, you can make them to any size. Heat a piece of steel to 200 degrees F and stick the ends of the belt to both sides of the steel plate and put the two ends together. You have a belt. These belts are oil resistance and come in varies sizes. They have good grip, good wearing properties and are low static.

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Re: Drive Belts
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 01:29:03 AM »
Large O-rings are what I use for fan belts. I'ts fun to take the engine to the hardware store to find the perfect size.
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Offline Pete49

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Re: Drive Belts
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 01:56:22 AM »
also look for sites that sell belts for printers and scanners as they have nice belts as well. O rings work well too as Steve said
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Re: Drive Belts
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 11:59:34 AM »
I'm using the sqare section belt from an old VHS recorder, to drive the governor on my resently restored Stuart Turner S9.  I'm proposing to use a leather flat belt to drive a generator from the S9, that from the engine to a lay shaft, then ??from the lay shaft to the generator.
   O-rings tend to slip if required to transmit any power, I use the heat joined belting on my hot air engines, it drives generators, or my little power hacksaw, or a water pump,  its great.  Ian S C

Offline Mosey

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Re: Drive Belts
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 01:01:35 PM »
Thank you all. I'll try the O-rings because they are cheap and local easy.