|09-11-2012 04:37 AM|
Just carry an extra belt.
|09-11-2012 04:16 AM|
My '75 SBC with HD cooling had the type of pulleys you are looking for. The water pump has a two groove pulley, and with HD cooling the PS belt goes over both the crankshaft and the water pump. When I look up the parts number for a PS belt there are two options, a short and a long belt. Both will work, but only the long one routes around the water pump.
I am running the long PS belt because it keeps the water pump running even if I break the alternator belt. I've had the alternator belt break once on the highway when I was running the short PS belt and it only took about five seconds for the water temp to get into the red once the water pump and fan stopped turning.
|09-08-2012 11:36 AM|
|0trbo4myCHEVUICK||okay, cool. thanks!|
|09-08-2012 11:19 AM|
Up until serpentine belt systems came to be , probably 95% of cars had belt setups that only contacted maybe 1/4 or less of the pulley O.D. , works just fine ! Just don't overtighten your belt!!
|09-08-2012 09:29 AM|
Alright well... okay... I would def. rather not worry about it if i dont have to. I just measured and there is 2" of belt making contact on the pulley, as long as thats okay..
|09-07-2012 04:45 PM|
If you're worried about a side load on the water pump bearing, don't. Unless the two belts pull in EXACTLY opposite directions (with they will not), there is ALWAYS a side load on the water pump bearing.
|09-07-2012 12:24 PM|
Bringing the power steering pulley up one groove.
I only have two belts on my motor. One going from crank pulley, to fan/WP and alt. One going from crank to power steering.
I feel like this is bad for my water pump since i have only 1 belt making contact, I would like to move the power steering pump up one groove.
One belt going from the crank to WP/Fan to alt and one belt going from crank to WP/fan to power steering is my idea here. Can i just place spacers in between the PS bracket and the block? It needs to come out alittle over 1/2".